Marianna Boncek
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  • Kingston, NY
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Membership Dilemma

Started this discussion. Last reply by Howard Brod 1st month 13, 2013. 7 Replies

I am a member of a meeting and have since moved from that area. Where I live, there is a meeting but I have not been able to attend on a regular basis. I don't want to remain a member of the old…Continue

 

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Marianna Boncek replied to Jess Easter's discussion 'Can one be Quaker and Jewish?' in the group Liberal Quakers
"One can be what whatever one desires. No one needs permission or unnecessary expectations from others. If your heart tells you that you "are" something, just be the best "something" that you can be. Blessings"
10th month 19, 2015
Marianna Boncek posted a status
"Pray for peace."
4th month 19, 2013
Marianna Boncek replied to Syd Salsman's discussion 'How To Help A Bipolar Housemate?'
"I am sorry to hear from your distress. I was in a relationship with someone who had to be hospitalized after a suicide attempt. Let me tell you that you are not alone. Many people have walked this path and can be there for the love and support you…"
1st month 28, 2013
Howard Brod replied to Marianna Boncek's discussion 'Membership Dilemma'
"Your meeting won't necessarily be assessed due to your membership. Not sure what yearly meeting you are part of - but assessment formula differ from one yearly meeting to the next. For example, I believe Baltimore Yearly Meeting assesses based…"
1st month 13, 2013
Marianna Boncek replied to Marianna Boncek's discussion 'Membership Dilemma'
"Thank you for the responses. I am still unable to attend the new meeting with any regularity at all. I do miss the worship. I also have maintained my membership to the old meeting. Let me add a layer to the "dilemma". By retaining my old…"
1st month 13, 2013
Ray Lovegrove replied to Marianna Boncek's discussion 'Membership Dilemma'
"Some meeting do accept affiliate membership for Friends who are some distance from a meeting. The Ohio Yearly Meeting for instance (which has members around the world) but I am sure other meetings are also accommodating."
1st month 13, 2013
Tamara Baverey /Levi replied to Marianna Boncek's discussion 'Membership Dilemma'
"As it says in the scripture 'where 2 or more meet in my name , there I will be ' . at the moment it is just me and my daughter and that is just fine by me . I think if membership is just because of attendance , something is not right there…"
1st month 12, 2013
Marianna Boncek commented on Tamara Baverey /Levi's status
"Hi, Tamara. I consider myself a liberal Quaker. I'd love to chat!"
1st month 12, 2013
Stephanie Stuckwisch replied to Marianna Boncek's discussion 'Membership Dilemma'
"For the time being, hold this out to God and just sit with it."
12th month 22, 2012
Howard Brod replied to Marianna Boncek's discussion 'Membership Dilemma'
"There is a common understanding among Friends that to be a member of the Religious Society of Friends, you must join a meeting.  At my meeting we have a number of Friends who joined our meeting and then moved far away.  They have been…"
12th month 11, 2012
Pat Pope replied to Marianna Boncek's discussion 'Membership Dilemma'
"Why not just continue attending the current meeting and involving yourself as much as possible in the life of the community until you feel the urge to become a member?  We can be a part of a body without the formal member status.  In fact,…"
12th month 10, 2012
Marianna Boncek posted a discussion

Membership Dilemma

I am a member of a meeting and have since moved from that area. Where I live, there is a meeting but I have not been able to attend on a regular basis. I don't want to remain a member of the old meeting, since I am absolutely not able to contribute in any way. However, I definitely don't feel ready to ask the new meeting to accept me as a member. Obviously, I want to remain connected to something. What would thee advise?See More
12th month 10, 2012
Marianna Boncek replied to Forrest Curo's discussion 'The Resurrection of Jesus'
"I don't think it matters one way or another really. Have your read The Life of Pi (or seen the movie). Pi asks, "Which story do you prefer?"  If you need/want/desire to believe that Jesus was raised from the dead and it…"
12th month 9, 2012
Marianna Boncek replied to Syd Salsman's discussion 'Practical Peacefulness?' in the group Liberal Quakers
"There is nothing wrong with being angry or hurt. Those are normal and natural reactions. I use the question, "Will this matter in 100 years?" quite often. If it will matter in 100 years, then I better get my act together and DO something…"
12th month 2, 2012
Marianna Boncek commented on Zachary Dutton's blog post 'Bounded Mystery: Toward a Contemporary Liberal Quaker Theology'
"Thank you :)"
8th month 7, 2012
Marianna Boncek replied to Adria Gulizia's discussion 'Why Friends should be nervous after Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy's Remarks'
"Inspiration is everywhere, not just in our speech. In art, nature, creativity, love, our family, etc. Inspiration does not mean it is exactly God's will. It means it comes from God (however you define that) and works through us. Since, we are…"
8th month 3, 2012

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I am a teacher, author, and liberal Quaker looking for active and loving dialogue about love and belief.

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At 5:04pm on 1st mo. 31, 2010, N. Jeanne Burns said…
Hi Marianna. I'm very aware that all private schools are elite and exclude most people. You should consider following my blog about Quakers & social class.
 
 
 

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