Uxbridge Quakers warmly invite you to join us at the first in a series of public events celebrating the 200th anniversary of our current meeting house and reflecting on 100 years since the end of the First World War, once dubbed the “War to End War”.
With war and violence as prevalent as ever in our world today, the need to seek long-lasting peaceful solutions is as important as ever. As Quakers, our Peace Testimony is ‘to live in the life and power which takes away the occasion of all wars’. We look to discern together and navigate through admittedly difficult and contentious issues, seeking light from wherever it may be found.
This event presents an opportunity to hear specialist speakers’ experiences on the state of the nation. We invite you to join in the discussion in the beautiful historic setting of the Uxbridge Quaker Meeting House.
We look forward to welcoming you.
Refreshments will be provided.
We have short study groups after meeting at 12 noon followed by a shared lunch for those who wish 2nd Sunday every other month alternating between:
Harvey Gillman’s book ‘Words’: Next event – 13th May
Friendly Bible Study FBS: June —
On Saturday 14th April the play “Digging the Dirt” will be performed at Jordans Quaker Centre at 6.30 pm for 7, followed by supper. Booking essential, cost £15 towards Red Cross Syria Appeal. Details on the bench.
On Wednesday 18th April the Council for Christians & Jews have a meeting on “How Faith communities cope with Disasters” addressed by a speaker from the Salvation Army. That is at 8 pm at St. Matthews Catholic Church, Northwood.
The next Area Meeting will be on Saturday 21st April at 2.30pm at Staines & Egham Meeting House. Also on Saturday 21st Harrow Meeting have a showing of the comedy film “Some Like it Hot” beginning with a shared supper at 6 pm to which all are invited.
A Meeting has been arranged with representatives of the Area Meeting Property Group, which will be here after worship on Sunday 22April. We are all invited to join in a discussion about the future of Meeting Houses in our Area followed by a shared lunch for those who wish.
On Saturday 28th April from 2 to 5 pm this Meeting is to hold its public Afternoon here on the subject “War to End War” with speakers from the Peace Pledge Union, Forces Watch and Quaker Peace & Social Witness. Tea will be provided and it is hoped all Friends will be able to give their support. A form will be on the table for those volunteering to help.
Today we receive contributions of goods for the Hillingdon Foodbank.
LONDON/NATIONAL QUAKER EVENTS – APRIL 2018
- 17th March Supporting Older Friends London Quakers/Quaker Life day conference – Eventbrite open 28th April Where will we be meeting in 2050? LQPT*/London Quakers day conference– Eventbrite not yet open
- Young Adult Quakers have their own meeting at Westminster MH on 1st and 3rd Tell your Elders, tell your Youngers. More at their website
No Faith In Fracking
Friday 27 April, Preston New Road Fracking site, Nr Blackpool PR4 3PF
Quakers from the North West are working alongside a range of faith communities to create a week of peaceful protest against Fracking and shared witness to the sacredness of all of life. Join Quakers and others on Friday 27th for a day of faith based peaceful witness against the Fracking industry and to call for climate justice. Follow Facebook page ‘no faith in fracking’ for updates. For further information contact: Maya on firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 7663 1056 or look at this Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/events/603770453295358/
UXBRIDGE QUAKERS 2018 OUTREACH PROGRAMME
- Sat 28TH APRIL 2-5PM – open afternoon/talk (‘‘WAR TO END WAR’?’) see above
- Sun 24th June Garden lunch/ hosting of Churches Together in Uxbridge AGM
- 22-23rd September and 6-7th October – Open House London / Meeting House Bicentennial events, also incorporating Quaker Week.
- Sunday 11 November – end of WW1 centennial commemoration / Open afternoon / Peace-themed ‘Uxbridge Debates’ No 2