"I wonder if those of us who attend the meetings of the Christian Friends Conference in Northern California have been doing a variant of this. During our first hour of 'waiting worship' the silence is broken only by readings from…"
"I find myself facinated with this discussion. I became a convinced Friend some 30 years ago primarily because it is more important for me to listen to (and for) God than to talk with (or at) God. I am also unalterably…"
" I was raised as a step-child of an emotionally and physically abusive step-father. Part of the way I coped with the abuse was to think of myself as "everychild" and wonder what my life would be like if I were being raised by…"
"At the end of this month, I will have been an elder for 14 years, including six years as presiding clerk. Like the previous commenters, I welcome eldering. I don't always get useful feedback from myself. I accept guidance and correction from…"
"At a gathering of Friends for worship yesterday evening, I was reminded that once, while I was silently asking God for guidance on how to speak to my young son about equality in the sight of God, a girl about my son's age stood up and said…"
"If I have faith that everything that exists was created and did not appear out of an unknown source by accident -- and if I choose to accept a common conception of the creative entitiy as God -- then it follows that God created me. Since I also…"
I am a Christian Quaker, and a member of Sacramento
Community Friends Church. I am also a member of the Northern California Christian Friends Conference, which meets quarterly with attendees from both FGC and EFC.
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