Primitive Christianity Revived, Again
So that last blog I wrote about a recent experience at Brighton Meeting's experiments with BM has gotten some great attention - and raised some critical questions about social media and Quaker experience.
The blog was passed around to other members of Brighton Meeting. I must admit - I did not forsee that happening which…Continue
I'm sitting at my desk at the University, a deadline breathing down my neck, a very grey sky outside, and memories of one of those 'did I really do that' encounters last night. (Nothing really 'bad', just a pattern I keep say I'm trying to change.) In other words - I have nooooo wish to show up to my work. I'd rather go back to bed.
So I turned on my chant-music. One of the blessings was 'Glory to you for what you have hidden from us, oh gracious love.... when your fierce…Continue
Added by Sara Wolcott on 1st mo. 20, 2012 at 10:10am — No Comments
Brighton Meeting is having some difficulties with Meeting for Worship on the Occaision of Business. As in, they can't figure out how to integrate business with Worship. You know, the whole point of BM.
Today they did something different. And it shook me to my core. It was as painful as.... anything. So I'm writing about it to you guys as a form of a, this hurt! 'please share this with me'. You know, the way we've been doing for hundreds of years.
First: I love this…Continue
(I wrote this poem after reading George Fox's letter to Friends from which the famous phrase 'walk cheerfully' comes. it is an amazing piece of writing. I've mixed up the phrases quite a bit.)
The founder of my faith
Come prepared for Meeting for Worship.
This is the advise that we are given. Great. But what does it mean?
Slowly, I am coming to learn more of what it means for me to do that. There are certain things I know it means - making sure my body and clothes are clean, that I've had breakfast. It's important that I have walked or biked- some kind of stretching my body, and getting in touch with my physical self, as it is through my physical self that I hear and feel…Continue
I post here a small piece of ministry I gave this past Sunday - in part because I want to honour the rich community of friends that lead to whatever ministry I give, both in and out of Meeting for Worship.
This one is meaningful to me in part because here in the UK, singing is very unusual. I regularly sing in meeting for worship, and consider it to be both a terrifying and liberating act that I am priveledged to get to do. Friends here have loved my singing (quite common in my…Continue
Added by Sara Wolcott on 4th mo. 19, 2011 at 4:40am — No Comments
Recently, I've had the gift of giving a fair amount of ministry on First Days. This seems to be a new chapter in my spiritual life - I don't assume it is going to last, but I am enjoying it (mostly). The ministries often combine prose, poetry and singing. At the request of several friends I've started recording them into poetry-format (not the same as what is actually coming out), and thought I would post some of them here.... among other musings.
I know little about…Continue