Friends General Conference

Together we nurture the spiritual vitality of Friends
A monthly meeting of the Religious Society of Friends.

Wednesday Evening Meeting for Worship

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Wednesday evening meetings begin with discussion from 7 till 8 pm, followed by Silent Worship from 8 to 8:30 except for 3rd Wednesday, Potluck and Poetry, which begins at 6 and ends at 7:30.

.  Discussion topics vary but they have been guided by the following schedule. 

  • 1st Wednesday: Music. We play and discuss favorite recordings.  We have even shared our own live performances.

  • 2nd Wednesday: Quaker Dialogues, We quietly consider and then respond to verbal queries that help us more deeply explore our spirituality and become more closely connected with the others in the group. Quaker Dialogues have been a richly fulfilling experience for many of us.

  • 3rd Wednesday: Potluck and Poetry Night. We used to bring food and meet in person in the Little House and bring a written source of inspiration to share, including writings of our own. Thanks to COVID, until further notice, we will share our written inspirations online via Zoom and look forward to a time when we feel safe to gather for potlucks in person.

  • 4th Wednesday: Books. We choose books to read and discuss. Recent examples include: Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Between the World and Me, Parker Palmer’s A Hidden Wholeness and Christopher Goodchild’s Unclouded by Longing:  Meditations on Autism and Being Present in an Overwhelming World.  Currently we are reading Caste by Isabel Wilkerson.

We feel free to depart from this schedule. We often begin by sharing recent events of our lives, and when new attenders visit, we might discuss the fundamentals of Quaker history and the practice of silent worship. Another tradition has been to consult a book of inspiring quotations for each day of the year compiled by Leo Tolstoy.  

 

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