Dear Friends.

I'm running a small café in the quiet harbour town of Hafnarfjörður in Iceland. I would like to ask you your opinion, if I may. If you were to walk into a Quaker-run cafe, what would your expectations be? It could be anything from food to bookkeeping, cleaning to wages. Literally any expectations/hopes/desires relating to the running of a café in a 'Quakerly fashion'. I want to offer something that really promotes what we stand for as a Society. Any ideas? Your opinions would be very much appreciated.

In Friendship,

David

Views: 127

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

I would want everyone to feel welcomed.  No decorations, simplicity rules.  separate areas for quite and fellowship.  

That's wonderful, James, thank you so much! Inclusive, simply decorated, and a choice of quiet or lively areas. Love it :)

James C Schultz said:

I would want everyone to feel welcomed.  No decorations, simplicity rules.  separate areas for quite and fellowship.  

Quaker Oats was the  first thing to come to mind!  Seriously, it is good to know that there are Quakers in Iceland. Blessing on your endeavor. https://spurgeonwarquotes.wordpress.com 

Lots of cafes have magazines for patrons to read.  A Quaker-run cafe could subscribe to some of these exotic Quaker publications many of us have heard of.

Reply to Discussion

RSS

Support Us

Did you know that QuakerQuaker is 100% reader supported? If you think this kind of outreach and conversation is important, please support it with a monthly subscription or one-time gift.


You can also make a one-time donation.

Latest Activity

Sonja Darai replied to Chris Marcus's discussion 'Quakers featured in novels'
"I think this is the comprehensive list of mentioned books in this thread.  We have been…"
7th day (Sat)
Sonja Darai replied to Chris Marcus's discussion 'Quakers featured in novels'
"I read a few years ago Quaker Summer by Lisa Samson.  It's in some series called Women of…"
7th day (Sat)
Keith Saylor posted a blog post

HHS Announces New Conscience and Religious Freedom Division

Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is pleased to announce the formation…See More
6th day (Fri)
Claire Wynn replied to Chris Marcus's discussion 'Quakers featured in novels'
"There is a historical novel called Flowers From The Storm by Laura Kinsale in which the heroine is…"
6th day (Fri)
Kirby Urner posted a discussion

Love Thyself as Thine Enemy

Switched around this way, this Christian enjoinder makes plenty of sense.A true enemy deserves…See More
5th day (Thu)
Kirby Urner commented on Chaplain Stogumber's blog post 'Rambling: Quaker or Anabaptist? A matter of class?'
"I enjoy the perspective of Quakerism as business friendly, as clearly, based on its jargon,…"
1st month 16
Anne Hutchinson posted a blog post

A Post from Madison Monthly Meeting News, with an excerpt from my post regarding FWCC Traveling Ministry Corps

Your Heart Knows What to Do We have a traveling minister in our midst. Chuck Schobert, a member of…See More
1st month 14
Keith Saylor commented on Chaplain Stogumber's blog post 'Rambling: Quaker or Anabaptist? A matter of class?'
"Eratta - Ana spurs = Anabaptists Both instead of but in the next Sentence."
1st month 13

© 2018   Created by QuakerQuaker.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service