All Videos Tagged baltimoreym (QuakerQuaker) - QuakerQuaker 2020-10-01T08:01:42Z http://www.quakerquaker.org/video/video/listTagged?tag=baltimoreym&rss=yes&xn_auth=no The Quaker Way / Balitmore YM tag:www.quakerquaker.org,2009-08-17:2360685:Video:14193 2009-08-17T00:38:26.798Z QuakerQuaker http://www.quakerquaker.org/profile/QuakerQuaker <a href="http://www.quakerquaker.org/video/the-quaker-way-balitmore-ym"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/1509226011?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>Somebody visited our meeting a couple of weeks ago and she asked me an all-encompassing question and I said "I don't think I can aswer." That's because a lot of our beliefs are absorbbed in what we do and we don't necessarily separate it out: it's all one. My experience of Quakerism and the beliefs of Quakerism continue to affect what I do. I think the queries are a good way to talk… <a href="http://www.quakerquaker.org/video/the-quaker-way-balitmore-ym"><br /> <img src="http://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/1509226011?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />Somebody visited our meeting a couple of weeks ago and she asked me an all-encompassing question and I said "I don't think I can aswer." That's because a lot of our beliefs are absorbbed in what we do and we don't necessarily separate it out: it's all one. My experience of Quakerism and the beliefs of Quakerism continue to affect what I do. I think the queries are a good way to talk about this.<br /> <br /> The queries are questions. That's often what Quakers do to focus on a topic. Rather than say "you should treat everyone as an equal person," it will be a query "how do you show that people are all on an equal basis. How do you deal with others in a way that's respectful of differences." By discussing those queries and have them resonate in your mind, that's one way of operating. Those queries may continue as we're doing work in the world or playing in the world and dealing with people. Hopefully we still have those queries sort of in our heads.<br /> <br /> <b>From <a href="http://www.bym-rsf.org/">Baltimore Yearly Meeting's</a> new <a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/BYMQTube">QTube Channel</a></b> Quaker Worship / Baltimore YM tag:www.quakerquaker.org,2009-08-17:2360685:Video:14191 2009-08-17T00:36:51.918Z QuakerQuaker http://www.quakerquaker.org/profile/QuakerQuaker <a href="http://www.quakerquaker.org/video/quaker-worship-baltimore-ym-1"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/1509225879?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>During that meeting for worship, that hour of silence, with some spoken ministry, I just saw my whole life spread out in front of me. I saw a lot of things I didn't like and needed to be changed... That particular meeting for worship really hooked me: the power I found there and the clarity. The hour of quiet time with other seekers to ponder my life and where I was going and what… <a href="http://www.quakerquaker.org/video/quaker-worship-baltimore-ym-1"><br /> <img src="http://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/1509225879?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />During that meeting for worship, that hour of silence, with some spoken ministry, I just saw my whole life spread out in front of me. I saw a lot of things I didn't like and needed to be changed... That particular meeting for worship really hooked me: the power I found there and the clarity. The hour of quiet time with other seekers to ponder my life and where I was going and what I could be doing better.<br /> <br /> One of the early quotes I read was by Swiss Quaker Pierre Serisol who talked about going to the top of a mountain and having an experience of God. That's consistently what it's been for me. I'll sit in meeting for worship and as I sink into it with the other Friends, it can move you to tears it's so powerful. I've been to many churches but I've never experienced the depth I've found in a Quaker meeting. I can't go very long without going: that's how power it is to me.<br /> <br /> <b>From <a href="http://www.bym-rsf.org/">Baltimore Yearly Meeting's</a> new <a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/BYMQTube">QTube Channel</a></b> The Quaker Way / Baltimore YM tag:www.quakerquaker.org,2009-08-17:2360685:Video:14188 2009-08-17T00:17:56.377Z QuakerQuaker http://www.quakerquaker.org/profile/QuakerQuaker <a href="http://www.quakerquaker.org/video/the-quaker-way-baltimore-ym"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/1509225621?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>I'm clerk of our meeting so there are a lot of duties that come with that. But the duties are such privilege. Since we have no formal leadership, everyone takes leadership and everyone is equal. It gives me a chance in our meeting to find the gifts in others and help to empower them. We've been able to start a peace and justice center and take off on all kinds of projects that I… <a href="http://www.quakerquaker.org/video/the-quaker-way-baltimore-ym"><br /> <img src="http://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/1509225621?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />I'm clerk of our meeting so there are a lot of duties that come with that. But the duties are such privilege. Since we have no formal leadership, everyone takes leadership and everyone is equal. It gives me a chance in our meeting to find the gifts in others and help to empower them. We've been able to start a peace and justice center and take off on all kinds of projects that I think if I didn't have that Friends community and we weren't together, these would be wishes in my head: why doesn't the world do this, why doesn't the world do that. Complaints against society as opposed to opportunities to really make peace.<br /> <br /> I'm so glad that over these last 17 years I've found Quakers. At 62 years old, I feel like a kid in a spiritual candy shop where each day there are new discoveries and learnings, things I never would have imagined if I hadn't had a chance to open myself up to Spirit in the way that worshiping with Friends allows.<br /> <br /> <b>From <a href="http://www.bym-rsf.org/">Baltimore Yearly Meeting's</a> new <a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/BYMQTube">QTube Channel</a></b> Quaker Worship / Baltimore YM tag:www.quakerquaker.org,2009-08-17:2360685:Video:14186 2009-08-17T00:10:43.348Z QuakerQuaker http://www.quakerquaker.org/profile/QuakerQuaker <a href="http://www.quakerquaker.org/video/quaker-worship-baltimore-ym"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/1509225505?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>Quaker worship for me is unlike attending any other religious ceremony or service or sermon. It's not you listening to someone else speak to God and their experience with God. It's you finding God and God's message for you. It's often a very personal thing and I often struggle when someone else is telling me their experiences with God as opposed to me being allowed to hear that… <a href="http://www.quakerquaker.org/video/quaker-worship-baltimore-ym"><br /> <img src="http://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/1509225505?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />Quaker worship for me is unlike attending any other religious ceremony or service or sermon. It's not you listening to someone else speak to God and their experience with God. It's you finding God and God's message for you. It's often a very personal thing and I often struggle when someone else is telling me their experiences with God as opposed to me being allowed to hear that voice within me.<br /> <br /> <b>From <a href="http://www.bym-rsf.org/">Baltimore Yearly Meeting's</a> new <a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/BYMQTube">QTube Channel</a></b> Finding Quakers / Baltimore YM tag:www.quakerquaker.org,2009-08-17:2360685:Video:14184 2009-08-17T00:05:10.259Z QuakerQuaker http://www.quakerquaker.org/profile/QuakerQuaker <a href="http://www.quakerquaker.org/video/finding-quakers-baltimore-ym"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/1509225179?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>I came to Quakers because I was interested in finding a spiritual home among a spiritual community. But I was particualrl attracted by the fact that there was no creed. I didn't have to say that I believed in Jesus or anything like that, that Friends would accept me for who I was and for exactly where I was spiritual. Even though there was no creed, there was this depth of… <a href="http://www.quakerquaker.org/video/finding-quakers-baltimore-ym"><br /> <img src="http://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/1509225179?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />I came to Quakers because I was interested in finding a spiritual home among a spiritual community. But I was particualrl attracted by the fact that there was no creed. I didn't have to say that I believed in Jesus or anything like that, that Friends would accept me for who I was and for exactly where I was spiritual. Even though there was no creed, there was this depth of spirituality which interested me and attracted me. The fact that I was accepted for where I was spiritually enabled me to pursue my spiritual journey among this accepting community and deepen my spiritual life.<br /> <br /> In that process, I started exploring our historical roots, which are Christ-centered and brought me to a place where now I'm quite Christ-centered and Jesus is a very important part of my life. But I never would have gotten there if I couldn't have started in a place where I was accepted for exactly who I was.<br /> <br /> <b>From <a href="http://www.bym-rsf.org/">Baltimore Yearly Meeting's</a> new <a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/BYMQTube">QTube Channel</a></b>