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.
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/
Saturday is the International Day of Peace. How will you celebrate? The Gandhi-King Conference at the Civil Rights Museum, the Latin Fest at Overton Square, the volunteer brigade for the Guatemalan Consulate visit? Let us know how you marked the day.
Quakers are where you find them
by Carol Ciscel
Often I come across Quakers unexpectedly, especially in books. This time the book was In Search of Stones by M. Scott Peck who also wrote The Road Less Traveled. The stones he was in search of were in the British Isles, so perhaps I should have expected to encounter Quakers, but when a chapter titled Religion came along I had no idea I was going to be treated to a capsule history of George Fox and an example of Fox’s continuing impact.
Quakerly or Quackery
by Khyber Daniel
Two Quakers are walking down a road. One is railing against the injustices of society. The other is having a hard time keeping a straight face. The first one stumbles and the other catches him. The complaining Quaker lights up with gratitude, and says, “I am so blessed after the fall.” The second says, “I caught you, there was no fall.” And the first one says, “You are right, there is no original sin.” And that’s how Quakers lived without theology.
On Fifth Sunday, a morning when often committees gather to meet before worship, the Nominating Committee provided a continental breakfast. Nominating will serve breakfast again on Fifth Sunday in September. All are welcome, including committee members and the committee-curious.