An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Sunday, repeating until Sunday, November 3, 2019
This five week course will delve into Quaker practice, history and prophecy. We meet on consecutive Sunday nights 6:30-9:00pm Ocotber 6 through November 3. The series will offer sculpted discussions on worship, decision-making and testimonies. We will explore how the Quaker spark ignites us to transform our lives. We will consider Friends such as Mary Fisher, the first Quaker to arrive in the US colonies (1658), and Bayard Rustin, a famous Quaker gay civil rights organizer (1968).
We look forward to seeing you—full participation is encouraged but not required. Everyone’s ideas are important whether you are new to the Quaker Way or whether you’ve practiced it for 50 years. Everyone’s ideas are important whether you are new to the Quaker Way or whether you’ve practiced it for 50 years.
November 3: How the Light Transforms Conflicts among Friends
Facilitators—Minga Claggett-Borne and Veronica Barron
Elders—Jan Nisenbaum, Jonathan Vogel-Borne, and Patricia Wild
The Meeting has purchased a few copies of the Pendle Hill pamphlet “The Gathered Meeting” by Steven Davison for reflection on the heart of Quakerism. Please pick up the pamphlet at the FMC office during the week or come early on Oct 6th to pick one up. First come, first serve. You can also buy a copy directly from Pendle Hill for $7 plus shipping.
Davison lifts up the gathered worship as the essence of the Quaker way. What fosters a gathered meeting? In the holy communion of the gathered meeting lie the soul of the Quaker faith and the hope for a vibrant and relevant future.
Quotes about Meeting for Worship from Robert Barclay, Caroline Stephen, William Taber, John Woolman, Anne Hosking, Lloyd Lee Wilson, Barry Morley, Marrianne McMullen, Violet Holdsworth, and Michael Sheeran.
“Finding a Usable Past”, Sandra Cronk, 1989. Sandra (Sonnie) Cronk’s vision of what the Religious Society of Friends could become was firmly rooted in our tradition. She did not cling to tradition for the sake of sentiment or antiquarianism, but because she found in the past faithful examples of listening to God, and living in faithful community under the leadership of Christ. The following article appeared in the fall 1989 Festival Quarterly, a Mennonite publication.