Southern Illinois Quaker Meeting

Quakers in Carbondale                [Member Login]

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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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!

What's New

Meeting for Worship + Business, 11/27/2017

Present: Tom Hensold (clerk), Dawn Crimson (Treasurer) recording, Jill Adams, Kathy Cotton, Dennis Holtzclaw, Gary Marx, Michael Batinski

1. Meeting opened with silence.

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Meeting for Worship + Business, 10/22/2017

Present: Dawn Crimson, Kathy Cotton, Jill Adams (first half), Tom Hensold

1. Meeting opened with silence.

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Meeting for Worship + Business, 9/24/2017

Attending: Tom Hensold, Dawn Crimson, Kathy Cotton, Adriane Koontz

Meeting opened after some period of silence.

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Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business - 7/23/2017

Present: Noah Leverett, Dennis Holtzclaw, Gary Marx, Maurine Pyle, Kathy Cotton, Tom Hensold, Jill Adams, Dawn Crimson

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Follow the link below to learn the history of our Quarterly Meeting.

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8/20/2017 Worship CANCELLED: location is ground zero for eclipse festivities

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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Worship with us!

Dayemi Family Center
(*not* the Dayemi Community 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!