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Advice and/or Resources regarding practicing Quakerism without a local church

Started this discussion. Last reply by Forrest Curo 6th month 30, 2016. 8 Replies

Hi there!!I have very recently been drawn to Quakerism and have been watching many of the videos on QuakerSpeak as well adding books to my to-read list! It started right at the tail end of my…Continue

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Forrest Curo replied to Brixton's discussion 'Advice and/or Resources regarding practicing Quakerism without a local church'
""What can go wrong?" I was talking about the way life is supposed to be, so it'll stretch us a little and we'll learn something. That happens, doesn't it? People come to us expecting to join a company of saints; but…"
6th month 30, 2016
William F Rushby replied to Brixton's discussion 'Advice and/or Resources regarding practicing Quakerism without a local church'
"Forrest:  Since Brixton probably has not yet even attended a meeting, it seems premature to talk about what can go wrong. Proverbs 11:14  "Where no counsel is, the people fall, but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety.""
6th month 30, 2016
Forrest Curo replied to Brixton's discussion 'Advice and/or Resources regarding practicing Quakerism without a local church'
"Thinking some more about this... The Quaker thing really requires meeting with a Meeting... not to keep us honest, nor [as authoritarian moralistic types like to put it, 'to hold us accountable'], nor 'to test our leadings'…"
6th month 30, 2016
Forrest Curo replied to Brixton's discussion 'Advice and/or Resources regarding practicing Quakerism without a local church'
"Anne & I join a small Zen group downstairs, chaired by an AA guy who discovered meditation -- and a particular teacher -- to be helpful to smoothing his life out. He reads us these pep talks from his guy, between meditation periods (ever read…"
6th month 30, 2016
Brixton replied to Brixton's discussion 'Advice and/or Resources regarding practicing Quakerism without a local church'
"Hi! Thank you for the detailed reply!! I appreciate the encouragement and information! Unfortunately, the city I'm moving to is quite small (50, 000 people) and is actually more like a conglomeration of 6 towns. I'm not sure if I would be…"
6th month 30, 2016
Forrest Curo replied to Brixton's discussion 'Advice and/or Resources regarding practicing Quakerism without a local church'
"Yeah, if you wanted to know about the different flavors of the Quaker thing (& how they came about) this is probably a good account:  http://sneezingflower.blogspot.com/2012_11_01_archive.html But I'm thinking it's the basic…"
6th month 28, 2016
Howard Brod replied to Brixton's discussion 'Advice and/or Resources regarding practicing Quakerism without a local church'
"Quaker groups vary widely - even within the same national or regional organizations.  For example, in my town there are two Quaker meetings (churches) that both belong to the same regional organization (called a "Yearly…"
6th month 28, 2016
William F Rushby replied to Brixton's discussion 'Advice and/or Resources regarding practicing Quakerism without a local church'
"A lot depends on what kind of Quaker faith you feel drawn to.  If you are looking for post-Christian Quakerism, I would recommend getting in touch with the Friends General Conference.  If you are looking for more classical Quakerism,…"
6th month 28, 2016
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Advice and/or Resources regarding practicing Quakerism without a local church

Hi there!!I have very recently been drawn to Quakerism and have been watching many of the videos on QuakerSpeak as well adding books to my to-read list! It started right at the tail end of my undergraduate degree when I started asking some questions about Quakers to my favourite philosophy professor (who is a Quaker) and I now very much regret never having attended the local Society of Friends while I was in a big city.I have since returned home to my small home town where there are no Quakers…See More
6th month 28, 2016

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