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.

Pam and Bill, celebrating their 50th anniversary in Europe.

Norman and Anya, moving to western Washington and settling in there.

Sue at ManorCare Health Services and eager to go home for the holidays.

Successful repair of Linda N.’s shoulder injury.

Linda P. preparing for hip replacement surgery.

Tina’s son and others trying to find their way in life.

The joys our grandchildren give us when we can be with them.

Expectant parents Alan and Halley and those who support them.

Decisions and responsibilities for aging family members.

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

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, and others.

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

For 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.


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