Albuquerque Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
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Adult Education provides regular opportunities to explore more about Quakerism: Who we are? What do we value? What do we do?
2nd & 4th Sundays from 9-10 AM
Current Focus: Quaker 101
First Text: Living the Quaker Way: Discover the Hidden Happiness in the Simple Life, by Phillip Gulley (2013)
Weekly readings are light filled and introduce Quaker testimonies for seasoned Quakers & newcomers alike.
May 14: Introduction
May 28: Simplicity
June 11: Simplicity (continued)
June 25: Peace
July 9: Peace (continued)
July 23: Integrity
August 13: Integrity (continued)
August 27: Community
September 24: Community, Part II
October 22: Community and Stewardship (Financial/Physical)
November 12: Equality, Part I
November 26: Equality, Part II
(Note: Schedule change due to Business Meeting taking place on the second Sunday in September & October)
Details of all these will be provided on the AMM listserv as reminders and will include preparatory reading suggestions.
Adult Education meeting on Zoom from 9-10 AM.
Zoom link sent via listserv Fridays.
Adult Ed. Information: Contact Don Sargent
"Worship Sharing focuses on a particular question and helps us to explore our own experience and share with each other more deeply than we would in normal conversation. It seeks to draw us into sacred space, where we can take down our usual defenses, and encounter each other in "that which is eternal."" (Friends General Conference)
Often held on the 3rd Sunday of the Month from 9-10 a.m.
We follow Worship Sharing guidelines developed by Friends General Conference. Click HERE to check out these guidelines!
Adult Education discussion frequently focuses on relevant books or with the viewing of a QuakerSpeak video. An online link to the video is sent to those on the AMM listserv during the preceding week. We suggest you take a peek at the video, if possible but not necessary, before you come. Information on books is provided below.
Meeting on Fridays at noon via Zoom, the Contemplative Reading Group is reading
There is a Spirit:
The Nayler Sonnets
by Kenneth Boulding
Fridays on Zoom noon to 2:00
The Contemplative Reading Group has begun our contemplation of Kenneth Boulding's sonnets on James Nayler's last words. We have been deeply affected, both by Nayler's dying testimony and by Boulding's sensitive and deep meditations on the Spirit of conciliation and compassion that was expressed through Nayler's words and understanding. The sonnets have been published by Pendle Hill under the title There Is A Spirit. FWCC has also published a bilingual (English and Spanish) copy of Boulding's sonnets available without cost at
Each Friday, we hope to consider at least two of Boulding's sonnets. We may go faster, if Spirit leads, but we're not rushing. We are letting Spirit move within us and between us and the words. We begin each contemplative session with a reading of the full quote of Nayler's words, to help to ground each sonnet in the whole of Nayler's enlightenment. We continue with reflection in a Worship Sharing manner for half an hour.
ZOOM link sent via list serve every week on Fridays.
All are welcome to join the Contemplative Reading Group at any time; no prior experience with the current text is required.
Please note: Our current contemplative reading process requires some preparation at home. Each week we read on our own a selected part of the Sonnets and bring at least one short excerpt from it for reflection when we meet as a group.
If you would like a pdf. of this week’s reading, more information about contemplative reading, or Zoom and phone links to our virtual gathering, please contact Stephanie Penn at email@example.com, or by phone, 505-200-9954 (sorry, no texting capability
Fridays at noon
This selection until end of October
ZOOM link sent via listserv on Fridays.
Contemplative Reading Format: Half-hour socializing followed by reading in the ancient Christian monastic tradition of In Lectio Divina style, merged with Quaker worship sharing practice. We recite a poem or text aloud three times out of the silence - to allow it to work on us. In worship sharing that follows, we share what rises for us out of our depths as a result of hearing and reading the text out of the silence. This is NOT a discussion group. We try not to talk *to* each other or *about* the text, but instead share what rises in us from our spiritual depths in response to the text.
Contact Stephanie Penn with questions: firstname.lastname@example.org