Saturday, June 25, 2022

Reflections on the Memorial Service for Maurine Pyle

I want to thank everyone who came to the Memorial Service held by Cloud Quakers a week ago.

I also want to apologize for a tech misstep in which I left youtube on while apparently closing its window. It stressed me out considerably but, it's water under the bridge, so to speak.

It was good to reflect on her life and hear others' opinions and experiences of it.

She was an inspirational and founding member of Cloud Quakers, and we will miss her.

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Memorial Service for Maurine Pyle

Cloud Quakers hosts a Memorial Service for Maurine Pyle on its zoom, Sun. June 19th, at 5:00 PM Mountain Time (6 in CHI, 7 in NY, 4 in CA) at the zoom location below. I realize that it's both Father's Day and Juneteenth, but hope those who knew and loved her will take some time to attend. It will be followed at 6:00 by the normal Cloud Quaker worship group service, and people are welcome to join either or both. On zoom dial 878 2216 4666, use passcode 382410. Please come! Scroll down for phone dial-in.…

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

CQ uses passcode

Thomas Leverett is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Cloud Quakers
Time: Jun 12, 2022 06:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)
        Every week on Sun, until Jul 24, 2022, 7 occurrence(s)
        Jun 12, 2022 06:00 PM
        Jun 19, 2022 06:00 PM
        Jun 26, 2022 06:00 PM
        Jul 3, 2022 06:00 PM
        Jul 10, 2022 06:00 PM
        Jul 17, 2022 06:00 PM
        Jul 24, 2022 06:00 PM
Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.
Weekly: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/tZMldeupqD8sHNI53X5CfCLx9gI2lBOZDs_L/ics?icsToken=98tyKuGvpjkoG9KRth-BRpwEGojoa-vwpildgo10yUzdVgNVQS_ub-VrYL5dP-L0

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87822164666?pwd=eWFwOUdjYmZKOWhHN0JTTy9kUEU3QT09

Meeting ID: 878 2216 4666
Passcode: 382410
One tap mobile
+13126266799,,87822164666#,,,,*382410# US (Chicago)
+13017158592,,87822164666#,,,,*382410# US (Washington DC)

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Meeting ID: 878 2216 4666
Passcode: 382410
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kctl3E8yC6


Sunday, May 22, 2022

RIP Maurine Pyle

Maurine Pyle was one of the founders of Cloud Quakers. I had the idea, and had talked to her about it as an old friend from southern Illinois who would understand my feeling of being cut off, in the mountains, from a community of Quakers. Maurine was kind of a mentor to me, an elder. I would rely on her to keep it on a Quaker track, and she was there for me.

Cloud Quakers is now a few years old, and the time that she was an integral part of the meeting ended when she lost internet access. Eventually she retreated from Facebook as well, as she got sicker.

I'm grateful that people were there for her at the end. She was a true traveling minister, and she felt compelled to reach out wherever she went and find people that she could connect with. She was wonderful with ESL students, of whom there are many, and she played a huge role in our local meeting. She always spoke her mind. She didn't always agree with everyone, but she was always respectful and polite. I loved that about her, and we all loved her. Rest in Peace, Maurine!

Saturday, April 16, 2022

I've had a spate of dizzy spells lately - in fact five in a week - and one of them corresponded exactly with Cloud Quakers. About four on Sunday, the world started spinning around me. I took meds that tend to knock you out, and they did. I took a nap - that usually solves the dizziness problem - but when I woke up CQ was already half over, and nobody could get on without me.

That last part is the crux of the problem. I'd promised to get around that problem, way back at New Year, and didn't. Or rather, I thought I did, but it didn't take. It didn't last. Even today, nobody can get on without me.

Tomorrow is Easter. It is my solemn vow that I will be there, or you will at the very least be able to be there without me.

I wish you all a happy holiday. We Quakers, I hope, will be there as always.

Sunday, March 27, 2022

Get the word out

from Daniel:

 Made in God’s Green Image

With Sister Confianza del SeƱor and Frank Granshaw 
earth in hands.jpg
May 5 to June 2, 2022
A weekly online series of five 90-minute sessions through Ben Lomond Quaker Center
Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time, 1 p.m. Eastern Time
Creation stories in the Bible describe a God who creates, tends, and takes joy in the natural world. Genesis 1:26 says that humans are made in God's image. How do we live that out? In the course of the program, we’ll explore relevant Bible passages, celebrate nature, and learn some of the science of climate change. Participants will have the opportunity to share thoughts and experiences around environmental issues and take steps toward climate mitigation and resilience. We’ll also hear creative solutions from around the world, including rural Honduras where Sister Confianza lives, and Frank’s experience as a COP-26 observer for Quaker Earthcare Witness. 
Registration open soon at www.quakercenter.org 
BEN LOMOND QUAKER CENTER 
Box 686 
Ben Lomond, CA 95005   
831-336-8333     

Reflections on the Memorial Service for Maurine Pyle

I want to thank everyone who came to the Memorial Service held by Cloud Quakers a week ago. I also want to apologize for a tech misstep in ...