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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"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…"
"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…"
"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."
"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…"
"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…"
"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,…"
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
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