During gathered worship the silence may be broken when a Friend rises and is moved to speak from direct spiritual experience. Silence returns as those present reflect on the content of the message. Sometimes other messages follow the first. It is possible—and quite acceptable—for a meeting to pass entirely in silence. Friends’ messages from the spirit are often moving. But it is in the silence that the meeting gathers and Friends finds connection with one another and with the light that is to be found within each of us.
Friends seek the light or that of God in every person, not just in meeting. We strive to keep that expectation before us in all of our dealings with others. Attending Meeting for Worship is how we prepare ourselves for the work that is required of us during the rest of the week.
Please consider joining us.
Give a Homeless Veteran in San Diego a Warm Sleeping Bag for Only $33!
There are now almost 9,000 homeless folks in San Diego County, and many are veterans. Many of the thousand living on the streets downtown are "newly homeless" and have nothing but the clothes they are wearing. Nights can be very cold and wet.
The San Diego Veterans For Peace, a local 501-C-3 organization, began in 2010 a "Compassion Campaign" to give homeless veterans and non-veterans a warm sleeping bag and a nylon stuff sack — a life-saving gear set to help lessen their hardships of living on the streets.
SDVFP members walk the downtown streets late at night giving out gear to those most in need among all of the homeless. As of March 2016, donations have enabled SDVFP to give over 2800 sets of gear to the most needy homeless.
Your financial support can purchase a set of gear for only $33! Your contribution will help SDVFP continue this campaign another year. Donations are tax deductible if you itemize deductions.
100% of the money donated buys gear! SDVFP has no administrative or overhead expenses.
Donate on-line by credit card (www.SDVFP.org) or send checks to:
13805 Royal Melbourne Square,
San Diego, CA 92128
For more information about the campaign, go to www.sdvfp.org Or call 858-342-1964.
Upcoming Events / events(for the next 2 weeks)
|September 23||Adult Religious Education Discussion from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM|
|September 24||Singing at 9:00 AM|
|September 28||Blanket Making for Cancer Patients from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM|
|October 1||Monthly Queries Discussion at 9:00 AM|
|October 2||Gracious Aging from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM|