Columbia Friends Meeting Information

 

Come join us!

COLUMBIA FRIENDS MEETING

gather in unprogrammed worship

each Sunday morning from 10:00 to 11:00

followed by fellowship over coffee

and a Second Hour program at 11:30.

All are welcome!

120 Pisgah Church Rd,

off Farrow Road.

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Earthcare

 

Columbia Friends Meeting Second Hour Program April 24, 2016

Discussion of Sustainability Minute Approved, FWCC, 2016, Pisac, Peru

Annex to the Minute:  Possibilities for practical sustainability action from the Pisas consultation

Individuals can:

1.       Dedicate personal time to nature.

2.       Reduce consumption and use your consumer buying power to create change.

3.       Cut down on meat consumption, be aware of energy costs in production and transport of all foods and methane from ruminant animals, support sustainable agriculture.

4.       Travel – cycle, walk, use public transport or alternatives to private cars, keep air travel to a minimum.

5.       Grow your own food and plant trees.

6.       Be politically active in promoting sustainability concerns.

7.       Share environmental concerns through books, publications, conversations, electronic media

8.       Reduce energy use.

9.       Use less water and harvest water.

10.   Make time for spiritual connection with God.

Monthly Meetings, Worship Groups and small groups within Meetings can:

1.       Live in a community, share housing, participate in a transition town movement.

2.       Educate yourself and others.

3.       Share transport and equipment.

4.       Develop urban agriculture, community gardens, community supported agriculture, tree planting.

5.       Love nature and encourage others to do so: we protect the things we love; get children out in nature; take care of nature around your meeting house (e.g., picking up trash/litter).

6.       Invest ethically and divest from fossil fuels.

7.       Ensure meeting houses are carbon neutral.

8.       Build alliances, seek visibility, approach legislators.

9.       Share sustainability skills.

Yearly Meetings can:

1.       Support the sustainability actions of Monthly Meetings.

2.       Build solidarity with local people.

3.       Support Quakers in politics and international work.

4.       Form support networks and alliances to make more impact – we can only do so much on our own.

5.       Invest ethically, including on sustainability issues.

6.       Practice what we preach.

Calendar

2017 Friends’ for Tidying up

February - Margie
March – Michael J., Priscilla, Brian
April - George, Barbara K.
May - Cassandra
June - Joanne
July
August
September
October - Sallie Prugh
November - Michael M.
December

Meeting Postal Address

Send contributions or other postal mail for Columbia Friends Meeting to:

Columbia Friends Meeting
P.O. Box 1832
Columbia, SC 29202

Mail is not received at the street address (120 Pisgah Church Road). If you use this address your mail may become lost.

Phone: (803)780-4197

Columbia Meeting for Worship Each First Day

Meetings are now at the new meeting house at 120 Pisgah Church Road.    From I-20 on the north side of Columbia; go north on Farrow Road (the exit just west of 277 exit); turn left on Pisgah Church Rd. The meeting house is on the right.
This is the building you will be looking for: PisgahChurchRoadMeetingHouse
10:00am -
11:00am
120 Pisgah Church Road

11:00am -
11:30am
An informal time for conversation and fellowship over tea or coffee
11:30am -
12:30pm
A presentation and discussion on a variety of religious and social topics

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