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At 1:23pm on 3rd mo. 10, 2019, Christopher Hatton said…

Dear David,

are you still running the Café?  I know some people visiting Iceland, and they were at my Quaker wedding last year.

With regards

Christopher

At 7:59pm on 2nd mo. 20, 2015, William Peale said…

Sweet! Thanks for accepting the friend request. I wish you the best in setting up a meeting. At the moment, I'm without a home meeting myself and am a "new" Friend as of this past summer. If anyone there is interested in touching base, just stop on by. In time, who knows? Maybe we could set up some type of "skype" meeting or gatherings to share what it means to be a Friend. I could try to round up some folks here in Philadelphia. Could be cool. I don't really know much at this point and it would be great to learn from other folks.

Be Well, Bill

At 10:55pm on 1st mo. 12, 2015, William F Rushby said…

Hello, David Anthony!  I don't think I ever welcomed you to QQ, even though you have been involved for awhile.  I guess it's time to break the ice!!  I appreciate your Christian commitment and your straightforward style.

I am curious about how you managed to settle in Iceland. 

At 6:33pm on 1st mo. 12, 2015, David Anthony said…
Dear Christopher,

Thank you so much! You're right, Iceland is getting around 1.000.000 tourists per year now - at least some of them must be Friends, right? :-)

Any support for our little group would be wonderful and very much appreciated. We hold our meetings on the last Saturday of each month at a very liberal Lutheran church in Reykjavík, called Laugarneskirkja. When people minister it's usually in Icelandic, but I'm sure a special exception would be made if there were visitors ;-)

Convergent Friends...I like that. You're right, it describes my own path perfectly. Looking back, moving forward :-) I take so much inspiration from Primitive Friends, but I do so like to be inclusive. Thanks for introducing me to a new term! I'll be using it from now on ;-)

Again, thank you for your help and kindness.

In Friendship,

David
At 12:05pm on 1st mo. 12, 2015, Christopher Hatton said…
Hi David,

sounds as if you might be/are a convergent Friend. Were it is Ok to be passionality Christian, interested / influenced by Conservative Friends, but also passionately inclusive.

I also call my a convergent Friend, working at undoing my own oppressions / aware of my white male heterosexual privileges, whilst working to undo the yolks/bonds around the necks of others. I am also inviting as many people as possible to join the Lords supper (Luke - Parable of the feast, and Isaiah 58 plus Micah 6:8 are my major influences here).
If you want I can help you via EMES to publicise your worship group. This might be helpful especially as Iceland does get a few visitors.
At 7:47pm on 1st mo. 6, 2015, Nanette Ruffatto said…
David,
I live in Eastern Montana. No one around me either. I think there are a few in Billings Montana but that is 4 hours away. I read anything I can about Quakers. I visit the Pendle Hill sight frequently. I've taken a course on line. It's been a lonely type journey but I believe in this so much I continue. I've also even pinned on Pinterest to learn as much as I can. Many interesting people are Quaker. Let me know if you may , if you should start something. I would be interested.

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