Query for March

How does the guidance you receive in waiting silence carry forward into your daily life? 

Events in March 2023

  • Forum: Preview of Yearly Meeting, led by Val Liveoak

    Forum: Preview of Yearly Meeting, led by Val Liveoak

    March 12, 2023

    Each year, Quakers from Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana gather for a time of fun, fellowship, and discussion called Yearly Meeting.  This year, our theme is Spiritual Refreshment for the Long Haul. We will meet in two modes:

    1. Sunday, April 2 to Wednesday, April 5 will consist of online sessions.
    2. Thursday, April, 6 to Sunday, April 9 will be held at Greene Family Camp (Bruceville TX) with some events also available online.

    Greg Casillas, of our Meeting, will be the keynote speaker. He says of the theme: My take on "Refreshment for the Long Haul" is this, "If we are not charged, it is difficult to recharge others. How do we practice self-care for the challenges that we face, nourish others with supportive language, and what do we do on a daily basis to support our Quaker Values (SPICES) in a way that is not ethnocentric?"

    Val Liveoak and other long-term YM attenders will provide a preview of the Yearly Meeting for those who are curious or/and wish to learn more.

  • Monthly Business Meeting -- Special Topic: Meeting Reorganization

    Monthly Business Meeting -- Special Topic: Meeting Reorganization

    March 19, 2023

    Main Topic: Meeting Reorganization

    This month, we will devote our attention to the topic of simplifying our Meeting structure.  We find ourselves with too many committees and too few people to staff them.  We are looking for creative ways to do the work that we need to do without overburdening ourselves.

    Please read a (rough) draft proposal that emerged from the January meeting of the clerks and conveners of our various committees. This will help structure our discussion.

    Click HERE for Draft Proposal on Meeting Reorganization

    Click HERE to see our latest Nominating Committee report, showing our current structure.

    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.

    To join by Zoom: Click HERE Opens in new tab Opens in new tab
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    Phone+1 346 248 7799, then enter ID#

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


  • Forum: What Should Quaker Policy Be About Reproductive Health

    Forum: What Should Quaker Policy Be About Reproductive Health

    March 26, 2023

    Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) is asking our advice about whether this national Quaker lobbying organization should change its current position on reproductive health policy, especially given the recent Supreme Court decision allowing states to limit a women's access to abortion.  Until now, Quakers nationwide have not been in unity about this issue.  Many have held that this is a health decision, to be decided by a pregnant person and her/their medical team. Others have held that society has an interest in the matter, though they often disagree about the limits of that interest, its scope, and its timing.

    Has that changed?  Have recent political events shifted Quaker views, much as Quaker views on sexual and gender identity have shifted over the last half-century?  Please join us for a facilitated discussion on the issues.

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