SOUTH BELFAST QUAKERS

That of God in everyone

Quakers & Ethical Investments

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The Ireland Yearly Meeting Investment Committee and Eco Quakers have produced a useful guide to encourage Quaker Meetings to invest within an ethical framework.

The 'Quakers and Ethical Investment' booklet grew out of a concern among Friends in Ireland about the investment of funds under Friends’ care and is designed to give broad guidance on investment.

Check it out here >> https://quakers-in-ireland.ie/2020/06/21/quakers-and-ethical-investment/

You can download the full booklet
HERE

The Being Grateful Quaker Video Project (part 2)



During the COVID-19 pandemic, Kerry had an idea to ask South Belfast Quakers what they were grateful for. This is what they told us.

What had been planned as a single video turned into an ongoing project with multiple videos due to the number of submissions from members and attenders of the meeting. This is part 2 in the series. We plan to have a third video in the next couple of weeks.

The "Quaker Star" Rose

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‘Quaker Star’, a rose which was bred at the request of a Friend from Richill Meeting, Alan Pearson, can be found in the garden at South Belfast Quaker Meeting. It is a Hybrid Tea rose which produces full orange flowers with a silver reverse and glossy, mid-green leaves. Repeat blooms through summer and fall. In general, roses are a large group of flowering shrubs, most with showy flowers that are single-petalled to fully double-petalled. Leaves are typically medium to dark green, glossy and ovate, with finely toothed edges. Vary in size from 1/2 inch to 6 inches, five petals to more than 30, and in nearly every colour. Often the flowers are very fragrant. Most varieties grow on long canes that sometimes climb. Unfortunately, this favourite plant is quite susceptible to a variety of diseases and pests, many of which can be controlled with good cultural practices.

Characteristics
Cultivar: Quaker Star
Registered or Introduced: 1991 
Family: Rosaceae  
Size: Height: 1.5 ft. to 5 ft.
Width: 1.42 ft. to 4 ft.  
Plant Category: edibles, shrubs,  
Plant Characteristics: edible flowers, high maintenance,  
Foliage Characteristics: medium leaves, deciduous,  
Flower Characteristics: double, erect, fragrant, showy,  
Flower Color: oranges, pinks,  

Musings From A Quaker Bonnet

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Prayer is an exercise of the spirit, as thought is of the mind. To pray about anything is to use the powers of our spirit on it, just as to think clearly is to use our mental powers. For the best solution of every problem, the best carrying out of every action, both thought and prayer are necessary ... To pray about any days work does not mean to ask success in it. It means, first to realise my own inability to do even a familiar job,as it truly should be done, unless I am in touch with eternity, unless I do it "unto God ", unless I have the Father with me. It means to see "my "work as part of a whole, to see "myself' as not mattering much, but my faith,the energy, will and striving, which I put into the work, as mattering a great deal. My faith is the point in me at which God comes into my work; through faith the work is given dignity and value. And if, through some weakness of mine, or fault of others, or just "unavoidable circumstances ", the work seems a failure, yet prayer is not wasted when it is unanswered, any more than love is wasted when it is unreturned.

Mary F Smith, 1936

Junior Moyallon Camp Update

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Dear Friends,
We are writing to you about Junior Moyallon Camp. As you are aware due to the present pandemic this year’s camp has had to be cancelled.
With the committee being disappointed about this situation, we have been considering how we might find ways to engage with the young people who would this year have come to camp, and we are particularly concerned not to lose this age group from future events.
Because of this we decided to create a Facebook page in the hope of informing and encouraging 9- 14 year old Young F/friends and their parents with regular posts.
We hope to launch this page over the weekend of the 19th -21st of June which is when Camp was to be held.
If the virus situation was to clearly improve at some point later in the year, our plan would be to bring Young People together for an overnight stay at Moyallon.
We are aware that many younger Friends will not have a Facebook account for themselves so we ask parents to keep their young people informed of anything that might be going on.
If you would like to be added to the new Junior Moyallon Camp Facebook group please send your request to the Junior Moyallon Camp page on Facebook. Also please send an email to cherith.boyd@hotmail.co.uk to confirm you are requesting membership of the group.

Thanks,

Your Friends in God’s Love,

The Junior Moyallon Camp Committee

June's Monthly Readings


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Are you convinced of the reality of God and do you respond to His Spirit at work within you? Have you individually, through repentance towards God and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, experienced true conversion of heart? Do you depend on the help and guidance of the Holy Spirit and do you show this by your devotion to God and by your love to all people?

Ireland Yearly Meeting
Queries for Serious Consideration



Do you try to set aside times of quiet for openness to the Holy Spirit? All of us need to find a way in to silence which allows us to deepen our awareness of the divine and to find the inward source of our strength. Seek to know an inward stillness, even amid the activities of daily life. Do you encourage in yourself and in others a habit of dependence on God’s guidance for each day? Hold yourself and others in the Light, knowing that all are cherished by God

BYM - Advices and Queries

New Zoom Meeting for Worship Details

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As of this Sunday onwards both the Weekly Sunday Meetings for Worship and the fortnightly Thursday Friendship Lunch Meetings for Worship will use the same Zoom log-in details as follows:

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4613195026?pwd=dTg2MFR2RWc2WExTZDJaYWRLQ2RQZz09

Meeting ID: 461 319 5026
Password: 143412

Sunday Meetings for Worship take place at 10am until 10:45am, with the virtual doors opening at 9:45am

All are welcome

The Being Grateful Quaker Video Project



During the COVID-19 pandemic, Kerry had an idea to ask South Belfast Quakers what they were grateful for. This is what they told us.

What had been planned as a single video turned into an ongoing project with multiple videos due to the number of submissions from members and attenders of the meeting. This is part 1 in the series. Others will follow.