Query for June

How do I distinguish between divine leadings and my own needs and desires?

Events in April 2023

  • Monthly Business Meeting

    Monthly Business Meeting

    April 16, 2023

    Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business will be in-person.


    If you are unable to attend in person, then you may join us by Zoom.

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    Agenda & Draft Minutes will be posted HERE Opens in new tab a week before the Meeting


  • Called Meeting for Business (on FCNL's request for a suggested reproductive health policy)

    Called Meeting for Business (on FCNL's request for a suggested reproductive health policy)

    April 23, 2023

    This Called Business Meeting will consider the Meeting’s response to Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL)’s request for guidance on a Quaker policy on reproductive health and abortion.

    At our April 16th Business Meeting, Friends read a summary of our March 26th Forum discussion on that topic and a request for a more direct response to FCNL’s 4th query about the policy that we recommend they follow.

    We agreed to season that recommendation before responding to FCNL (by May 1st).  Once we have edited the document, you can CLICK HERE to read the summary of our March 26th Forum discussion with the recommended policy inserted.

  • Forum: Insights of Early Quakers, Part I -- led by Gary Whiting

    Forum: Insights of Early Quakers, Part I -- led by Gary Whiting

    April 30, 2023

    We are all seekers, whether we’ve been in worship four months or forty years.  And we share what we have found with all the other seekers.  In this spirit, Meeting will hold a series of explorations of what early Quakers found.  They will take place on the 4th Sundays of each month, starting on April 23rd with the quote below from Margaret Fell.  This quote is one of the foundations of Quaker faith.

    We invite you to join via zoom (11:30 – 12:30) if you can’t make it to Meeting on those days.

     And so he went on and said, How that Christ was the Light of the world and lighteth every man that cometh into the world; and that by this Light they might be gathered to God, etc. And I stood up in my pew, and I wondered at his doctrine, for I had never heard such before. And then he went on, and opened the Scriptures, and said, ‘The Scriptures were the prophets’ words and Christ’s and the apostles’ words, and what as they spoke they enjoyed and possessed and had it from the Lord’. And said, ‘Then what had any to do with the Scriptures, but as they came to the Spirit that gave them forth. You will say, Christ saith this, and the apostles say this; but what canst thou say? Art thou a child of Light and hast walked in the Light, and what thou speakest is it inwardly from God?’

    This opened me so that it cut me to the heart; and then I saw clearly we were all wrong. So I sat me down in my pew again, and cried bitterly. And I cried in my spirit to the Lord, ‘We are all thieves, we are all thieves, we have taken the Scriptures in words and know nothing of them in ourselves’… I saw it was the truth, and I could not deny it; and I did as the apostle saith, I ‘received the truth in the love of it’. And it was opened to me so clear that I had never a tittle in my heart against it; but I desired the Lord that I might be kept in it, and then I desired no greater portion.                              ---Margaret Fell, 1694