The first step to peace is to stand still in the Light. — George Fox


La Jolla Friends Meeting
(The Religious Society of Friends)

7380 Eads Ave.
La Jolla, California 92037
(858) 456-1020
info@lajollaquakers.org

Meeting for Worship: Sunday, 10:00 A.M.
First Day School: Sunday, 10:00 A.M.
Fellowship: Sunday, 11:15 A.M.

Welcome

Chuck Orr, Clerk of La Jolla Friends Meeting
Meeting for Worship begins when the first person settles into silence. All are expected to gather in the meetinghouse by 10:00 a.m. on First Day morning (Sunday). Our worship is "unprogrammed," meaning that we gather in expectant silence without liturgy. Quakers believe that each person has the capacity to directly experience the Divine without an intermediary. This practice began over three hundred fifty years ago in England and nearly that long ago in the American colonies.

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!

from the San Diego Veterans for Peace

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:

SDVFP

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 23Adult Religious Education Discussion from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
September 24Singing at 9:00 AM
September 28Blanket Making for Cancer Patients from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
October 1Monthly Queries Discussion at 9:00 AM
October 2Gracious Aging from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM