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Gathered Into Community Today, part 2

One Friend asked: “In addition to worship, do you have any information about the hard-and-fast ways that early Friends “gathered into community”? Did they have Friendly Eights or a potluck? Did they meet to hear about the newest project of … Continue reading

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Gathered into Community Today

I’ve been thinking about how God gathers us today and pondering the experiences and questions sent by a few readers.  A few days ago at West Richmond Meeting (in Indiana), I heard two different Quaker meetings share stories of faithful … Continue reading

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Being Gathered into Community

After several years of mostly solitary and intensely inward spiritual experience, I began to worship with Quakers. At that time I dreamed I had been swimming laps in a big pool, developing strength, and now I was being put on … Continue reading

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Ten Elements of the Quaker Spiritual Journey

For many summers I lived alone and spent my days reading about early Friends and their times. Summer by summer, I pieced together my own account of the beginning of the Quaker movement. I was fascinated by their collective experience … Continue reading

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