We had several online events in 2020 during the time we have not been able to meet in person. We hope you enjoy the recorded version.
Photo Editing Workshop
On May 17, 2020, Duncan McBride presented a dynamic interactive workshop on photo editing— something we can all use whether we use our mobile phones or cameras. Duncan is the leader of our Photography group and hopes some of you may be inspired to join. View the recording of the photo editing workshop.
Global Journey to Brazil
FFNCA members participated in a Global Journey to Fortaleza and the Amazon in November 2019. Mari Clarke gave a slide presentation and led a discussion among FFNCA members who participated in the trip, along with the journey coordinator from Sao Paolo and two participants from Canada. View the recording of this visit to Brazil.
Overcoming Spiritual Myopia: Expanding our Connections toward a Universal World View
Most FF members have broadened their horizons through open-minded and open-hearted contact with other cultures. Recent FFNCA member, Margaret (Margie) Placentra Johnston will discuss ways in which our Friendship Force mission and activities actually parallel spiritual development and can in fact help us move further along on the spiritual path. As an Optometrist, Margaret has helped people see better in the physical world for the past 38 years. For the last decade, she has worked toward clearer vision about spirituality through her two award-winning books, articles, lectures and classes. More about Margie.
- Overcoming Spiritual Myopia: A View Toward Peace Among the Religions, (WINNER Body, Mind, Spirit Book Award in Spiritual Psychology)
- Faith Beyond Belief: Stories of Good People Who Left Their Church Behind, (GOLD WINNER of the 2013 Nautilus Book Award in Religion/Spirituality.)
Wine Tasting: New Zealand Wines
FFNCA member and Vice President, Barbara Williams led us on a happy hour tasting of wines from New Zealand along with photos from her FFNCA Journey to New Zealand (homestays in Lake Taupo and Christ Church), featuring grapes and vineyards. The two wines are:
- 2019 Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc from the Marlborough region.
- Fern Ridge Pinot Noir, also from the Marlborough region.