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Queries for November 2015

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Frederick Friends Meeting follows a practice, common to many meetings, of contemplating a different set of queries each month. Queries are questions used among Quakers to uncover how our faith is being lived out, both individually and as a community.

Queries for November 2015: Stewardship of Personal Resources and the Environment

  • Do we regard our time, talents, energy, money, material possessions and other resources as gifts from God, to be held in trust and shared according to the Light we are given?
  • What are we doing as individuals and as a meeting to nurture our gifts?
  • How do we encourage the members of the larger community to be careful stewards of their gifts?
  • How do we use the world’s resources with care and consideration for future generations and with respect for all life?

To learn more about queries and how Friends use them in the practice of their faith, please see Baltimore Yearly Meeting Faith and Practice, 1988 edition.