Holding in the Light

During Meeting for Worship, many share joys about changes in their lives, new opportunities, new jobs, new ministries, unexpected blessings; others share concerns.  You may wish to carry these joys and concerns in your heart and remember them in your prayers.

Meeting and greeting the animal members of our community during the Blessing of the Animals service this month.

The sale of Norm and Anya’s house and grief on our part that they will soon be moving

Paul’s progress toward meeting deadlines related to his dissertation

Sue at ManorCare Health Services, now able to move under her own power via walker and wheelchair 

Linda N’s shoulder surgery

Decisions and responsibilities for aging family members

The Quaker peace testimony, much needed in today’s world

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

Those whose lives are oppressed and are vulnerable to violence here and abroad


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