Rosemary Gould
  • Charlottesville, VA
  • United States
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Rosemary Gould's Discussions

Plain Speech

Started this discussion. Last reply by James Schibik 5th month 5, 2012. 60 Replies

Friends,I'd like to hear your thoughts about plain speech, if you would be willing to write in about it. It has been on my mind quite a bit lately, and I think I am being asked to learn more about it…Continue

Tags: equality, conservative, thy, thee, speech

What do you do in silent worship?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bruce R. Arnold 2nd month 20, 2012. 36 Replies

For those who practice silent worship, whatever branch of Quakerism you belong to, how do you "settle into the silence?"I ask this question because I notice that my meeting is comprised mostly of…Continue

Tags: prayer, Quakerism, centering, stillness, worship

New Language about God

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rosemary Gould 5th month 4, 2010. 12 Replies

"Poetry is a raid on the inarticulate." --T. S. EliotThere have been 2 blogs today that have made me think about the language we use to name God or describe the experience of the presence of God, one…Continue


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Quaker for 7 years, (originally Catholic), mother of three, homeschooler (for now), former academic. Christian liberal friend in an unprogrammed meeting.

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Why I am a Quaker

Posted on 6th mo. 5, 2010 at 12:04pm 6 Comments

Seven years ago, I was a devout Catholic. I had been raised Catholic by parents who didn't actually believe in God or Catholicism, and by the time I finished high school I didn't believe either. But then, years later at a difficult time in my life, a friend invited me to attend a local Catholic church with her, and it felt like coming home. I was more comfortable there than I had been anywhere else I had tried to go. I still disagreed with all the things I had always disagreed with, but I loved… Continue

Departed Friends and Memorial Day

Posted on 5th mo. 28, 2010 at 11:05am 1 Comment

In my unprogrammed meeting we have one program and I'm on the program committee that plans it. It's called "Connections," and it falls between the two worship hours. Last Sunday, Pentecost for those who believe in liturgy, we planned for Connections a worship sharing on the topic of departed elders. By "departed" we meant anyone who no longer came to meeting, whether they had died or moved away or couldn't come because of illness or other reasons. By "elder" we meant anyone we had loved and… Continue

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At 6:16pm on 7th mo. 1, 2010, Jan Lyn Lewis said…
Dear Rosemary,
Thank you for the friend connect. We have much in common as I am also a mother of three children, one son an adult at this point and 2 daughters ages 10 and 14. We are also home educators.
Great to meet you here!
In Friendship,
Jan Lyn
At 6:21am on 5th mo. 4, 2010, Tom Smith said…
I have been an attender/member of Friends since I was born. My father was a Friends minister in FUM, but I have been an adult member of Meetings in EFCI, FUM, FGC, Independent, and Conservative Yearly Meetings. A retired educator who has taught mainly Chemistry and Physics at the high school level, but I also have been a Campus Minister at a Friends college and a teacher of Friends "Faith and Practice" in a K-12 Friends School. (I have even "begun" a "Virtual Friends School" meant to facilitate a "Friends Education" exchange of ideas and approaches for home schoolers or others interested in Friends Education.
At 2:05pm on 4th mo. 18, 2010, Alice M Yaxley said…
Hello, welcome to QuakerQuaker, it's good to have you here.

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