Carnival: First Stories aka How'd You Come to Friends?

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Carnival: First Stories aka How'd You Come to Friends?



QuakerQuaker Carnival, 6/1: This month let's share our coming-to-Friends stories.

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Latest Activity: 7th month 13, 2012

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When was the first time you walked into a meetinghouse? If you were lucky enough to grow up in Friends, share some of your earliest memories or a moment where something happened and you felt a renewed sense of ownership in the label "Friend"?

 

 

A blog Carnival is a opportunity for bloggers to write about a shared topic for a month. Share in the Discussions below or blog about it on your own blog and let us know in the comments. Pic from QQ user: http://www.quakerquaker.org/photo/tiny-feet-on-the-beach

 

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Home meetings

Started by Javaughn Fernanders. Last reply by David Carl 7th month 1, 2011. 1 Reply

I love home meetings, or meetings that are held in former "houses." My first meeting was at Inland Valley Friends Meeting in Riverside, CA.  It was the end of my church shopping tour, and after weeks…Continue

Tags: Stories, First, Quakers, Black, African-American

How I became a Quaker...

Started by Barbara Quintiliano 6th month 10, 2011. 0 Replies

Hi all,   I blogged about how I became a Quaker a few years ago.  Here's one post:…Continue

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Comment by Lola Georg on 7th mo. 15, 2011 at 10:32pm
My first meeting was in February 2002, and I had a vision, which was very unusual for me. I left the meeting a bit dumb-founded, but feeling a sense of peace. I also found the Kingdom of Heaven is within, where that still, small voice is waiting to be found and recognized. It was, in short, a transformative experience.
Comment by Rachel Stacy on 6th mo. 21, 2011 at 11:44pm

Tonight while my students shared pieces of their spiritual journeys, several of them remarked that they were "almost" birthright Quakers. Their parents had joined Quaker communities shortly after they were born, or they were adopted and brought into Quaker families. I've been musing tonight over what it means to be 'birthright.' Maybe I'll find time to write about it soon.

-R

 

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