1/6 The Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard (Matthew 20:1-20).
What does “worthiness” mean to our walk in the Light? Do we treat people differently – or of more worth –if they’ve been around for a long time? “So the last shall be first, and the first last…”
1/13 Who We Are; New stories, New Approaches (WWA Committee)
Our Meeting has initiated a project to gather individual personal stories from our members and attenders, to better understand and to celebrate our community. In particular, the WWA Committee encourages stories that highlight life experiences with diversity; the Committee has created a questionnaire with prompts to use to share such. Many seem to be “working on” writing their stories, so we will discuss approaches. Two Friends will each share a fascinating story – theirs!
1/20 Alice’s Kids
Alice’s Kids is a unique non-profit started perhaps 10 years ago in Fairfax County. Its founder is Ron Fitzsimmons, our speaker this morning. His mother was Alice, a single parent of 3 with few financial resources. He knows how it feels to be unable to afford the clothes, activities and simple pleasures other kids take for granted. Working anonymously through schools in our county, Alice’s Kids purchases small items for children, which make a big difference in their self-esteem and sense of belonging.
1/27 Quiet Testimony – Video History of AMM
When our Meeting observed its 150th anniversary in 1999, members created a 30-minute video of its history. AMM Friends helped with research, did voice-over narration, prepared the script, filmed it, and appeared in it. We will view the video and discuss what it shows us – not just the history it depicts, but how it was made and our sense of the Meeting over the years, including the almost 20 years since the video was done.