BACAR – Bay Area Conference of Associates & Religious

San Francisco and Monterey Bay Areas of California

Joyce Rupp writes in her October newsletter: In an issue of Day by Day, Alice Camille reflects on the well-known passage from Ecclesiastes 3:1-11. (For everything there is a season.) She writes, “…the notion that life is a pendulum, ceaselessly rocking, is there. Life can go either way—and in fact will go both ways, before it’s over. Each of us will be happy and sad, strong and sick, winners and losers, before we’re through. We’ll celebrate and endure; know grand days and terrifying ones. We’ll be glad to be alive. And wish we hadn’t been born.”
Yes, the seasons move on as we see November approaching with Day of the Dead, All Souls Day and All Saints’ Day! We mourn with you the loss of family, friends and those who have been blind-sighted in life by others who take life from them. We hope to bring a balance to this environment through the everyday steps we take through our charisms.
BACAR's next move toward ACTION will be an evening of discussion and a movie on human trafficking. The movie is entitled "I Am Still Here."  The time is 6:15 PM on Sunday, January 27. At Los Altos Methodist Church. See here for details.
Wishing you a wonderful fall season,
The BACAR Board –
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An excerpt from The Summons by John Bell*:

Will you come and follow me if I but call your name?
Will you go where you don't know and never be the same?
Will you let your love be shown, will you let my name be known,
Will you let my life be grown in you and you in me?

Such strong and committed words to give us strength in the days ahead. Fall has come and leaves are already on the ground. It is not always easy to follow, but when we stand together we can do anything!

Our last BACAR meeting on September 8, 2018, was a turning point. Many felt a great need to get involved now with the many programs that are in place for the homeless. Read the article and see the pictures on the BACAR website about this last event. It was extremely productive. Those of you who are NACAR members, make sure to read the article about BACAR in the Fall edition of The Associate coming out soon.

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