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Multnomah Friends Meeting

Welcome to Multnomah Friends Meeting

Meeting for Worship is held every Sunday at 8:15 am, blended, and 10 am using Zoom and in-person through September, with explorations into blended Meetings starting in October. Zoom and blended Meetings will always be available at this link at 8:10am or 9:55 am. Meeting ID: 705 774 465. Password: 923550. Please mute your audio unless you have a message to give. Meeting for Worship for Business will be held online at the same linkDialing in by phone?

Midweek Worship Group Meeting for Worship is held Wednesdays at noon using Zoom. Click this link at 11:55 am.  Meeting ID: 325 077 955. Password: 337283

Check out our Weekly Bulletin for this week's events and notices.

Multnomah Friends Meeting will be hosting a Memorial Service for Claude Pierrelouis on September 18, 2021, at 1 pm PST. All friends and family of Claude are welcome to join on Zoom at this link at 12:55 pm.

For more information about online Quaker Worship, check out A Quaker's Guide to Online Worship and Meetings and this article in the New York Times about Quaker Meetings online.

Who we are....

Multnomah Friends Meeting, a Quaker spiritual community, welcomes all. We are a member of the Community of Welcoming Congregations.

Like all Quakers, we call ourselves Friends; we are formally known as the Religious Society of Friends.

We value our radical diversity.  Our core belief is that the Divine Spirit is accessible to all. Most Friends are Christians, but many are not. We come to Friends from many faith traditions. Most of us began our spiritual journeys in some other tradition or no tradition at all.

We call our gathering place a Meetinghouse.  Striving for simplicity, our place of worship is plain. We sit together in a circle or rectangle.  Recognizing that the Divine Spirit is accessible to all, we gather without reliance on formal creeds, sacraments, or clergy. Our worship is grounded in silence.  All present are free to speak out of the silence if they are genuinely moved to do so. Spoken ministry should be for the others gathered as well as for the speaker.

The community gathers in a monthly Meeting for Worship for Business to consider together what actions we might take.  We do this recognizing that the Divine Spirit is present to guide us to decisions which are appropriate for this community at this time.

Individually we each strive to live in the Light of the Spirit which leads us to lives based in simplicity, peace, integrity, community, and equality. These are our testimonies and we find that in trying to live up to them, our lives are changed.

 

Multnomah Friends News

COVID Update! MFM Library Resumes Lending!

Multnomah Friends Meeting Library is once again lending books and some pamphlets, using COVID-safe procedures. Read more.

Multnomah Meeting Friends For Racial Justice Statement

Dear Friends:

Multnomah Monthly Meeting reminds Friends of our Minute on Racial Justice. In this time of universal mourning for the lives of black citizens who have been killed by and in the criminal "justice" system, we ask that friends take action to live our Minute. In addition to any specific action you are taking in response to the latest police killings of unarmed Black people, we especially encourage our white friends to please review this excellent article entitled "75 Things White People Can Do For Racial Justice." The Meeting's Friends for Racial Justice Planning Committee asks each of us to commit to doing one or two things from the list by a certain date. 

Please share the things you commit to doing (and updates on your progress) either on the Meeting’s Racial Justice Facebook page or by emailing the information to Lori Patterson ([email protected]), who will post it on the Facebook page. These are concrete things we can do to work against racism in our own community and beyond. You can access the page by joining Facebook and searching for Multnomah Quaker Meeting Racial Justice Study and Action Group. You will see a link that says "Join Group."

Here are additional resources that you can access to find ways to support people of color and anti-racist work: Friends Committee on National LegislationBlack Lives MatterDon't Shoot PortlandCampaign Zero; and My Brother's Keeper.

Justice & Peace,

Friends for Racial Justice of Multnomah Monthly Meeting

Meeting Times

Notice: in-person gatherings and blended gatherings have returned to the Meetinghouse. Blended gatherings feature online attenders joining in-person attenders in worship. Check here to find out what's happening this week.

Blended Early Worship: Sunday 8:15-9:30. Click Link to enter online, or join in person at 8:10 am.

Online Meeting for Worship: Sunday 10 - 11 am, September 12, 19, and 26. Click Link to enter at 9:55 am.

In-Person Meeting for Worship: Sunday 10 - 11 am, September 12, 19, and 26.

Blended Meeting for Worship: Sunday 10 - 11 am, explorations starting in October. Click Link to enter at 9:55 am. Check here soon for details.

Online Meeting for Business: 3rd Sundays (except July) at 12:15 pm. Click Link to enter at 12:10 pm.

Blended 2nd Day Bible Study: Monday 7 - 8 am. Click Link to enter at 6:55 am.

Online Midweek Worship Group
Meeting for Worship:
 Wednesdays 12 - 12:30 pm. Click Link to enter at 11:55 am.

Online Mountain View Worship Group
Meeting for Worship:
 1st and 3rd Sundays 10 am. Click Link to enter at 9:55 am.

Parking and Transportation Information

Other Local meetings & worship groups

What's New

The following article, reprinted with permission from the Portland Tribune, was recommended by members of the Peace & Social Concerns Committee, Friends for Racial Justice, the Racial Justice Study & Action Group, & other Multnomah Meeting Friends. Senator Lew Frederick, a part of our Meeting community, wrote this piece for the Portland Tribune, 6/14/20. He and others have prepared a package of legislation for a special session this summer and the 2021 regular legislative session. He will also be speaking at NPYM Annual Session this summer.

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Dear Friends:

Multnomah Monthly Meeting reminds Friends of our Minute on Racial Justice:

This minute affirms the commitment of Multnomah Friends to live out the Quaker testimony of Equality for all people. While racism impacts many people in our community, we carry a special concern for those who are the descendants of African American people once enslaved as unpaid labor during the building of great wealth in the United States. While emancipated from slavery, few descendants have ever known economic well-being or freedom from racial injustice.

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Other Organizations We are Affiliated With or Support

Quaker Organizations

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Quaker Voluntary Service is hiring for the P/T position of Portland Coordinator, in Portland, OR - applications are due for priority consideration by May 4th.
Please share with folks you think might be interested in supporting young adults living into the intersections of intentional community, spirituality, and justice work!
For more information, click here
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Here is an excellent resource on virtual Quaker Meetings from Woodbrooke, in England.

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Dear Friends,

In lieu of in-person worship at our meetinghouse, we will be meeting via Zoom at 10 am Sundays.

Zoom Meeting:  This link will serve for Early Worship, the 10 o'clock Meeting, and Meeting for Business until further notice. You may enter five minutes before normal start time.

Meeting ID: 705-774-465
Password: 923550

If calling in by phone, have the Meeting ID ready and dial by your location:

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Worship with us!

(503) 232-2822
Multnomah Friends Meeting
4312 SE Stark Street
Portland, OR 97215
United States
Meeting Times: 

Notice: in-person gatherings and blended gatherings have returned to the Meetinghouse. Blended gatherings feature online attenders joining in-person attenders in worship. Check here to find out what's happening this week.

Blended Early Worship: Sunday 8:15-9:30. Click Link to enter online, or join in person at 8:10 am.

Online Meeting for Worship: Sunday 10 - 11 am, September 12, 19, and 26. Click Link to enter at 9:55 am.

In-Person Meeting for Worship: Sunday 10 - 11 am, September 12, 19, and 26.

Blended Meeting for Worship: Sunday 10 - 11 am, explorations starting in October. Click Link to enter at 9:55 am. Check here soon for details.

Online Meeting for Business: 3rd Sundays (except July) at 12:15 pm. Click Link to enter at 12:10 pm.

Blended 2nd Day Bible Study: Monday 7 - 8 am. Click Link to enter at 6:55 am.

Online Midweek Worship Group
Meeting for Worship:
 Wednesdays 12 - 12:30 pm. Click Link to enter at 11:55 am.

Online Mountain View Worship Group
Meeting for Worship:
 1st and 3rd Sundays 10 am. Click Link to enter at 9:55 am.

Parking and Transportation Information

Other Local meetings & worship groups

Email Contacts

Hearthkeeper
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Clerk
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Directory
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Newsletter Editor
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Webkeeper
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Zoom Scheduler
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