Peace! Be Still! In-Person Meetings Resume June 13th, Jesus of the East, Called Business Meeting, and more...
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Peace! Be Still!

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"Peace! Be Still!" Jesus wakes up from his nap, sees everyone around him panicking, and says emphatically to the sea (but maybe also to his anxious friends?) these words.

Peace. Be Still.

I know how important it is to get to the place of "peace" and "stillness." But I also know I can't always just "turn off" the chaos and anxiety and unsettledness. Usually, something is not right, some need is not being met, some issue is not being addressed or taken seriously. If I'm hungry and you tell me "peace, be still," gosh, I'll do my darndest, but food might be most helpful.

What is it like when you or when we find that "peace" and "stillness" we so desperately need? And, what kinds of things need to happen for that peace to be genuine? To be a natural, positive outcome of something being "set right" within us, between us, or among us? 

I mean, imitating Jesus and taking a nap could be a good start, if we can swing it...


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Join us for worship this Sunday!

Zoom link: 
(Gather at 10:30am, Worship at 10:45am)

Note: We will practice "Extended Open Worship" (no prepared message)

Text of the Week

Mark 4:35-41 (NRSV): Jesus Stills a Storm
35 On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side.” 36 And leaving the crowd behind, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. Other boats were with him. 37 A great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that the boat was already being swamped. 38 But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion; and they woke him up and said to him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” 39 He woke up and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” Then the wind ceased, and there was a dead calm. 40 He said to them, “Why are you afraid? Have you still no faith?” 41 And they were filled with great awe and said to one another, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?”

Resuming In-Person Meetings for Worship on June 13th

As announced in meeting last Sunday, Camas Friends will meet in person for Sunday morning worship on June 13th. This will be a hybrid gathering, meaning that you will still be able to join via Zoom if you cannot or will not attend in person.

As we prepare for this initial gathering, Matt and the CFC elders are giving special consideration to the safety of attendees, to utilizing (and upgrading) our meetinghouse tech to include (via Zoom) those who cannot attend in person, and to the needs of our children and youth.

Stay tuned for updated information about what to expect from this initial gathering at the meetinghouse. Speaking of which, please consider joining us for a...

Called Meeting for Business This Sunday (May 30th)

Please join us for a called meeting for business, beginning about five minutes after the rise of the meeting (after worship ends) to discuss our first in-person meeting for worship (same Zoom link/call used for worship). Elders are seeking input from the meeting regarding expectations about mask-wearing, distancing, vaccinations, etc. Elders will suggest several approaches we could take and ask for feedback from those present.

Jesus of the East

Join us tonight (May 26th) for a discussion of Jesus of the East: Reclaiming the Gospel for the Wounded by Phuc Luu.

Learn more about the book and view the reading schedule HERE. Join us on Wednesday evenings from 7pm-8:15pm.

"Pulling from the tradition of the early Eastern church, the present work of theologians of the oppressed, and Luu’s own experiences as a Vietnamese immigrant, Jesus of the East offers a transformative vision of healing for the world." (From the publisher)

Please read through Chapter One for tonight's discussion.

Meeting ID: 837 7014 5991  |  Passcode: 188045

Looking Ahead

Tomorrow, 5/27: Laundry Love, 6pm-8pm. Bonnie and Matt will host. Sign up to host in future weeks HERE.

Sunday, 6/13: Join us for worship in-person at the meetinghouse! (or join via Zoom)

Friday-Sunday, 6/18-6/20: SCYMF Annual Sessions. Learn more: Annual Sessions

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