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Quaker Basics: How do we know when to speak?

Which is to say: What do you do? What’s happening in the silence? Who speaks, and why, and how do people discern when to speak? How do you listen?
At this “Quaker Basics” session, you’ll hear from a group of both longtime and newer attendees in a 30-40 minute panel. Then, join in on 20-30 minutes of participatory discussion.


WHAT TO EXPECT:
The panel will be available via Zoom and Facebook Live. Then, we’ll move to Zoom for discussion.
All perspectives and questions are welcome! This series especially welcomes newcomers and folks who are newer to Quaker practice, as well as longtime attendees who wish to reflect with a beginner’s mind.


HOW TO PARTICIPATE:
Register in advance for this meeting here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


ABOUT MEETING FOR WORSHIP:
Meeting for Worship is rooted in silence, but the silence is not emptiness—rather, Friends gather in expectant waiting. We believe that there is “that of God” in all people, through Meeting for Worship, make space to encounter it. Anyone at a Quaker meeting might be led to speak; ministry and encounters with Spirit may also occur in silence.
More: New England Yearly Meeting FAQs


ACCESSIBILITY & INCLUSION:
—You may participate via Zoom or phone, with or without video.
—You will be invited to share your pronouns/the pronouns you wish to use in this space.
—If you have additional accessibility or inclusion needs, please email friendlypresence@fmcquaker.org.

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