Quaker Basics

ABOUT THIS EVENT
The Quaker Basics series focuses on topics at the core of Quaker faith & practice, and is especially aimed at newcomers to Quakerism, while also welcoming longtime Friends who wish to reflect with a beginner’s mind. The first hour will be available via Zoom and Facebook Live. Then, we’ll move to Zoom-only for small group discussion for the last half hour. All perspectives and questions are welcome!

Dates and titles for the upcoming Quaker Basics sessions:

  • Mon, Sep 20: What About Work?
  • Mon, Oct 25: How do we “become” Friends?
  • Mon, Nov 15: Listening in Tongues, Listening Behind the Words
  • Mon, Dec 13: Christ and Quakers
  • Mon, Jan 17: Meditation, Prayer, and Worship: What’s the Difference?

For a full listing of current and upcoming events offered by the Adult Spiritual Education Group during the year, click this link .

Questions? email friendlypresence@fmcquaker.org

WHAT TO EXPECT
These events take place online using Zoom. The first hour will also be recorded and released for video viewing after the event. You can expect a group of about 15-40 participants in the Zoom room, with at about half of registrants being fairly new to Quakerism (ranging from “never attended” to “attended for less than a year”). You’ll be invited to offer your perspectives and questions if you wish, but can also just listen if you prefer.


ABOUT QUAKER FAITH AND PRACTICE:
Quaker 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, and through Meeting for Worship, we 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: https://neym.org/beliefs/faqs


ABOUT FRIENDS MEETING AT CAMBRIDGE (FMC):

FMC is a gateway to Quakerism in New England and beyond. Our meetinghouse is located near Harvard Square in Cambridge, MA, USA, and we also welcome folks from all over the world via Zoom. We are a large community, with about 100-125 attendees each Sunday morning, and we especially welcome newcomers. https://fmcquaker.org/you-are-welcome-here/

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