Holding in the Light

During Meeting for Worship, many share joys about changes in their lives, new opportunities, new jobs, new ministries, unexpected blessings. Many also share concerns you may wish to carry on your heart and remember in your prayers.

Spokane Friends Church, as we leave Northwest Yearly Meeting and await God’s guidance for next steps.

Celebration of the safe arrival of Micah, new addition to the family of Don and Joyce Hyslop.

Victims and their families of the latest school shooting incidents.

Families displaced by the volcano activity in Hawaii.

Recovery of Milt Asher who is hospitalized with heart problems.

Those preparing to foster children and beginning new jobs.

Friends with serious health issues and those who walk with them.

Those who do ministry at home and abroad with our support and those organizations with which we work: Family Promise; Caritas Outreach Ministry; The Fig Tree; Faith Action Network and others.

Openness of hearts and borders of our country to families displaced by war.

Those whose lives are oppressed and who are vulnerable to violence both here and abroad.

Friends Committee on National Legislation in Washington, DC, who are advocating on our behalf against the use of violence to solve our differences with other nations.

We pray for our President, Senators and Member of Congress, Governor Jay Inslee; and those who represent us as members of Washington State Legislature.

Love is the will to nurture life and growth in oneself and in another. Love is personal; it is the sacred trust of living things.    Donald Green, 1982