RR February

awareness acknowledgement acceptance action

28 February

thank you friends who joined us this misty morning for worship

thank you friends for sending in seeds for rewilding the garden at friends house

some dates for your diary Sunday 7 March business meeting after worship all welcome, please send any agenda items to Romford Clerks

Saturday 6 March 10.30 am Story telling for pre schoolers

All are welcome to join though the focus will be the younger ones. The books are Owl Moon an atmospheric tale of an owl watching at night and (maybe) The Tough Princess who has many adventures and tumbles before finding her match Zoom links sent 

Starting on Tuesday, 2 March 2021, there will be a new weekly opportunity for Quakers across London to worship and talk together. Read more here or scroll down. Take a look at our Quake page

plants to look out for in March take a look at our tree talks page

World beyond war is offering a six week online course War abolition 101 1 March – 11 April sliding scale tickets most economical approx £36 book here take a look at our what’s on page

A partnership with the Eden project are offering a fun and interactive course on understanding the climate crisis and how to make a difference starts 4 March multiple dates learn more book here take a look at our whats on page

Quakers for climate action are inviting you to choose to participate in a socially distanced action journey to COP26 crafting a creative response join others in spiritual preparation for COP26 Exchange letters or emails with a Quaker in another country and share your experiences of the climate crisis join a coalition take a look at our whats on page

Romford Quakers will be creating the next newsletter due in June, please send any ideas for themes to romford clerks. All ideas welcome, photos, personal stories, poems, songs, quizzes…

21 February

thank you friends who joined us this morning for worship. It was good to see people we hadn’t seen for a while and babies too.

As the crocuses and daffodils are blooming, it is a welcome reminder for us about our plans to rewild the garden at Friend’s House.

By creating a wildflower patch, creating a community peace sensory garden and planting a tree from the Green Legacy Hiroshima project 8 mins. Listen to them in Japan Hiroshama trees of hope 9 mins. Take a look at our tree talks or craftivism page

If possible please start to collect seeds, try usual avenues plus seed swaps collectives allotments friends and family.

Watch 8 mins animation of Setsuko Thurlow’s speech, a survivor of Japan’s atomic bomb. Take a look at our world peace page

We will discuss more about this on 7 March business meeting after worship amongst other things.

The Better Angels of Our Nature and the Last World War is a lecture offered by Steven Pinker on Wednesday 24 February 5pm -7pm free book here

Anything that alights your imagination for the woodbrooke courses please contact Rose or Nora for help with payment for courses take a look at our what’s on page

Starting on Tuesday, 2 March 2021, there will be a new weekly opportunity for Quakers across London to worship and talk together. Read more here or scroll down. Take a look at our Quake page

Any poems for our poem at the top of the page and the friends house notice board please send to romford clerk team we aim to change fortnightly.

World beyond war is offering a six week online course War abolition 101 1 March – 11 April sliding scale tickets most economical approx £36 book here

14 February

thank you friends who joined us for worship on another crisp morning

News from Quaker Voluntary Action QVA

In the new socially distanced era we need to work ever harder to maintain and grow connectedness. So our retreats
for 2021 take up this theme, exploring connections between spirit and action
between individuals and perhaps most
urgently of all, between people and the natural world that support us.”
read more and about forthcoming retreats here

Quaker winter warmers poetry to share link for Tuesday 16 ‘Doors’ will open at 7.20 pm for a 7.30pm start. ‘when we will be hearing poetry that has brought Friends comfort and joy in these challenging times led by Peter Green. Please do come along’

Experiments of light 19 Feb 7.30-9.30pm link for Friday Read an article about The Foundational and Spiritual Practice of Opening to Deep Silence (page 14) by our friend Angela from Leigh on Sea or scroll down for more info take a look at our inner peace page

Quakers in Britain invite you to ‘Quaker Question Time’ – an opportunity for Friends to discuss politics, religion and everything in between with member of the House of Lords, social justice campaigner, and former government minister Sayeeda Warsi more info here

take a look at our regularly updated what’s on page for this weeks events

anything that alights your imagination for the woodbrooke courses please contact Rose or Nora for help with payment for courses

Remembering resistance offers an engaging interactive fun and free on line active citizenship course take it here

take a look at our craftivisim page

7 Feburary

thank you friends who joined us for worship this chilly morning

we were sad to hear of our friend Audrey from Leigh on Sea recent passing feel free to light a candle on our inner peace page

anything that alights your imagination for the woodbrooke courses please contact Rose or Nora for help with payment for courses

take a look at our regularly updated what’s on page

more info on sensory gardens take a look at our climate question page

Quaker Social action – Rising minds have offered a useful mini ABC guide to mindfulness take a look at our everyone cares page for more or scroll down

Rising minds This way Up are also offering 6 week programme of professional life coaching and stress-reduction techniques to help low-income people struggling with difficult circumstances or past experiences. Take a look at our everyone cares page or scroll down

Women in the early quaker movement by Stuart Masters available on the Quake page

QUNO

This year Quaker United Nations Summer School be running in a virtual format. It still offers a unique opportunity for young people to engage with issues of disarmament, economic justice, human rights, and climate change at the multilateral level. It hopes to bring together a diverse group of participants in a unique, online space to learn, develop new skills and build community.  click pic for info. Apply by 15 February

quaker winter warmers

6 February 2.30pm -4pm a conversation with the Quaker Chaplain at Wandsworth prison

16 February 7.30- 8.30pm poetry to share

6 March 2.30 – 4pm quaker arts and crafts

click pic for info