I was doing some research and came across a great idea when you dont have a meeting close why isn't it possible to create one in say a hospital, or county jail, or even prison!! this i believe would not only start a new meeting that could become part of the yearly meeting but it also services a community that might be interested in the quaker way that can not come to meeting!!!!

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Comment by Forrest Curo on 4th mo. 28, 2010 at 1:07am
We are not the people to do this, not as we are now. I have been very disappointed, over the years, in learning how and why we fall short of the power/intention of doing anything of the sort.

There is a very short book, the size of two pamphlets, published by Australia Yearly Meeting, googling... Ah:

Quakers Australia: Publications - For sale
Living the Way: Quaker Spirituality and Community by Ursula Jane (Janie) O'Shea. Twenty-eighth Backhouse Lecture1993. To order write to Friends Booksales, ...

Or you might just try it, surprise all of us (and yourself!) I think this is very much the sort of people we were Called to be...
Comment by Alice M Yaxley on 4th mo. 29, 2010 at 3:00am
That's good thinking Elzie. Something like that has happened in a Young Offender's Prison in the neighbouring area to the where I go to worship. It hasn't become a full meeting because the prisoners there don't stay long, but it's supported by local Quakers who go in to hold Meeting on a weekday evening with about a dozen of the prisoners.

Do you have an institution in mind Elzie? Is there another Friend nearby who could start Meeting with you there?
Comment by Sloane on 7th mo. 10, 2010 at 9:53am
I think its a great idea. Im reading a call to service Elzie....lol

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