Memphis Friends Meeting (Quaker)
Unprogrammed worship is silent worship. We enter the meeting room silently. Our first task when worship begins is to center down, to still the clamor of the world, to turn our attention to the inner voice.
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11 am Sundays
Parking is available on Prescott.
Please enter through the side kitchen door.
Sixteen Friends and community members gathered at the meetinghouse on November 6 for a simple supper and to watch the film An Endless War? Getting Out of Afghanistan hosted by the five members of FCNL’s Memphis Advocacy Team. In addition to eye-opening history and analysis of the longest, most costly war in our history, the advocacy team shared the work they have been doing this year to lobby Congress to take back its constitutional authority to debate and decide about when and where to use military force.
Deadline for donations: November 9
To support the Thanksgivings of patrons of the St. Luke's food pantry, Friends are collecting donations as well as cake and frosting mixes.
The In-breaking of the Light
by Carol Ciscel
Quakers try to make decisions not simply by consensus but by something more mysterious and even mystical: discernment of the divine.
At a meeting for learning in October, Kelly Askins posed two queries for us. Do you recognize divinely inspired insight? Can you distinguish between divinely inspired leadings and your own needs and desires?
The Racial Justice Working Group has organized a group trip on November 1-2 to visit the Legacy Museum and the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery. Those who are going are looking forward to sharing the experience with others at an upcoming Meeting for Learning. If you'd like to learn more, contact Susan.
This year at Pride our booth was an entrance into a small circle of chairs. Pride goers were invited to join us for a brief silent worship.
Events coming up this fall
World Quaker Day: October 6 sponsored by FWCC – Planting Seeds of Renewal for the World We Love. FWCC invites us to share our stories.
Film night: An Endless War? Getting Out of Afghanistan: On Wednesday November 6 the Memphis FCNL Advocacy team will show this film at the meetinghouse. All Friends are invited. https://endlesswar.org/