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.

Chris, hospitalized for dehydration, infection, and pneumonia.

Bob and Mary whose lives have been united in marraige.

The Asher family as they grieve the loss of Milt.

Jon’s family as they plan for the care of his aging grandmother.

Krista and Jon as they settle into a new home.

Paul,  finishing his doctoral dissertation and beginning part-time interim ministry with us.

Sue at ManorCare Health Services.

Our Meeting’s decisions regarding whether to affiliate with a Yearly Meeting.

Those who do ministry with our support: Jonathan and Carol; Elizabeth T; and those organizations with which we work: Caritas Outreach Ministry; Faith Action Network, Family Promise; and others.

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.

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

For American Friends Service Committee, who attempt to address the physical needs of people in countries wracked by poverty and violence.

We pray for our President, Senators and Member of Congress, our Governor, 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