Resources for Monthly Meetings and Worship Groups
One way to welcome newcomers, seekers, and newly-relocated Friends into your meeting is to extend an invitation to them and their families - including children.
THIS SECTION TOUCHES ON TENDER, BUT IMPORTANT TOPICS RELATED TO THE QUAKER PRACTICE OF ELDERING, NURTURING SPIRITUAL GIFTS, BEING SENSITIVE TOWARD INCLUSION, AND ENDING RACISM IN OUR outreach and meetings.
“Power Tools” are more in-depth explorations/explanations of a wide variety of topics that may be of use to Friends’ meetings, large and small, new and old. Their purpose is not just to provide “how to” guidance, but to make explicit the spiritual Truth underlying all that we do within the Quaker way. Reaffirming and intentionally trying to live into this underlying spiritual reality is the strength and attraction of the Religious Society of Friends.
“The Call” is a play about a contemporary young adult Friend who experiences a leading to travel in the ministry.
In her quest to be faithful to this call, she encounters misunderstanding, hurt, and anger but is upheld by an elder in her meeting. She is also mentored by “visits” from three Quakers who traveled in the ministry during the Colonial era.
There are many resources and websites that your Quaker meeting could find helpful -- some of these offer free downloads on everything from how to do mission statements to working with an architect to demographic information about your neighborhood or city or county.
There are a variety resources available for Friends meetings and worship groups that wish to tackle important topics while learning together. Here are some suggestions to help you get started.
Growing spiritually as a worship group or meeting is vital. You will find the following resources helpful as you look for ways to go deeper together.