Karen - I am right there with you being comforted by my plainness. I have been wearing my head covering since January of this year. It has been an emotional roller coaster and very challenging to me!…Continue
"Jane - I thought you might like to read this piece on the history of Friends in the United States and how those groups came about. It is a small bit taken from a talk by Fran and Bill Taber at a FWCC conference. While this doesn't explain why…"
"Bill - I appreciate your comment. And I would like to add that consensus as I have seen in practiced among Liberal Friends can be more like compromise than consensus. There is a desire to "reach consensus" and deliberate efforts are made…"
This is what I found online in the OYM minutes from 2012 about the 2013 OYM yearly meeting:
Meetings for Worship followed by business: Third Day through Seventh Day, Eighth Month 6th through 10th , 2013. Meetings for worship only: Second…"
I appreciate thy posts. I expect there are a number of Friends who ponder the question of identifying a community in which to hang their bonnets as they seek to build up the faith of the living Christ. Like thee, I have looked at…"
"Faye - I was not happy with my answer to your question so I will try again. Perhaps the question is too broad for a single answer. But I can tell you instead what drew me to the neo conservatives. For me they hold the key to who Jesus Christ…"
"Faye - Are you asking what the impact of "neo" conservatives is? I guess that is what I am trying to figure out. What was, and still is, confusing to those new to this world of liberal versus conservative Friends is that there is…"
"Jim - That was beautifully put. Thank you. To add to your metaphor, I would add that not only is it a symphony, but the Holy Spirit is the composer and conductor. To miss that Oneness is to miss the entire story as far as I am concerned, but as the…"
I hesitate to add another "label" to the mixture. The term neo-conservative has been used to describe some who have found their way back to the faith and practices of early Friends. I first heard it used by Bill Taber. Friends…"
"Friends - I have so many points of disagreement with Brinton's analysis that I hesitated to reply. But I will touch on a few. First this:
“The Society of Friends was certainly not fundamentalist at its beginning. Friends held that the…"
I am interested in affiliating with Conservative Quakers via OYM. I attend a small non-denominational home church in Ithaca NY and 15 years ago we were members of a liberal FGC meeting for about 5 years. I have been led to Conservative Quakers recently and am very excited to get to know them better. It is as if God is bringing the scattered parts of my faith together finally.
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My wife Monica and I would like to attend. May we bring a dessert or something? We are very close to where Elmira Meeting meets and occasionally attend there. We look forward to meeting every one. Monica and Lee
I wish to thank thee kindly, Barb. If it were not for my husband, Timothy, I would not be able to figure out a single thing on the computer, yet alone this site! Yes, I do believe it will be a blessing to me. I also look forward, as time allows, to get to know you also!
Thank thee very kindly for accepting my invitation. Thy Friend in the Light of Christ Jesus,
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