Southern Illinois Quaker Meeting

Quakers in Carbondale                [Member Login]

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We are an open, welcoming and affirming community of seekers. Our weekly, hour-long worship format is to wait in expectant silence, listening for the prompts of the Inner Teacher. Sometimes this guidance inspires us to certain action in our lives, and sometimes the guidance takes the form of a spoken "message" which is shared from the silence as ministry to one another. We engage in this mutual ministry without a pastor or sermon; instead, we manage the business of the meeting by rotating in service as Clerk, Recording Clerk, Treasurer, committee members, and coordinators.

We use Quaker traditions, practices and disciplines to nurture our transformation, which grounds our individual witness in the world, and inspires our meeting.

We share our gifts both individually and collectively with our local community as well as with wider networks of seekers.

We take joy in including and engaging our children and youth in our ongoing exploration of values, history and relationships.

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To join in infrequent (but not silent) electronic discussions among all our Members, Attenders and Other Friends, send e-mail to [email protected] with the content of the message saying only (supplying your name):

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What's New

Our Small Meeting Will Be Eclipsed in 2017 and 2024

The news for Carbondale is exciting: we're located within a couple of seconds of longest duration for the historic total solar eclipse due to occur Monday, August 21, 2017. NASA is teaming up with Southern Illinois University to create a major observation hub here on campus. Tens of thousands of visitors are expected in our rural college town. And we'll be right under another one in April of 2024.

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The Southern Illinois Quakers have a long history of supporting its Friends who are led into service beyond the meeting.

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In January 2017, we united to name the following Friends in these roles, for a term of two years:

Clerk - Tom Hensold (also serves as "President" of the not for profit corporation entity)

Recording Clerk - Jill Adams (also "Secretary" of the corporation)

Treasurer - Dawn Crimson (also Treasurer of the corporation)

FUN (Friends Under Nineteen) Coordinator - Maurine Pyle

Pastoral and Sufferings Committee - 

Anchor Committee for the ministry of Maurine Pyle -

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Signature Image: 

A scan of SIQM business minutes from 1970-1976.

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Signature Image: 

A scan of SIQM business minutes from the 1960s.

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A scan of SIQM newsletters from 1973, including business minutes.

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Worship with us!

Dayemi Family Center
214 E Jackson St
Carbondale, IL 62901
United States
Send Mail To:
PO Box 54
Carbondale, IL 62903-0054
United States
Meeting Times: 

We meet for worship Sundays at 10 AM.

Care and lessons are provided for children from 10:15 to 11:00 and during "second hour".

At 11 AM, please join us for potluck (first Sunday), singing (second Sunday), discussion (third Sunday), more discussion or meeting for worship and business (fourth Sunday), or more singing (fifth Sunday).

Visitors are most welcome!