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? Open to all.
2nd & 4th Sundays from 9-10 AM
Kinship Within & Beside Quakerism
January: Truth of the Heart, Part One, The Individual, by Rex Ambler
February- March: The Four Vision Quests of Jesus, by Steven Charleston
April: Truth of the Heart, Part Two: The Group by Rex Ambler
May: A Quaker Ecology by Cherice Bock
June: Truth of the Heart, Part Three: The World by Rex Ambler
Details are provided on the AMM listserv as reminders and include preparatory reading suggestions.
"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.
Fridays 12:30 to 2:00 PM
on Zoom - link sent Fridays
The Contemplative Reading Group is reading The Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu (translation by Gia-Fu Feng and Jane English (Vintage Books, 2011/1972).
Contemplative reading: a spiritual practice combining centuries-old lectio divina (divine reading) and Quaker worship sharing. No prior experience needed.
Contemplative Reading Format:
Half-hour socializing followed by reading in the ancient Christian monastic tradition of the
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.
Current Adult Education committee members are:
Henry Selters, Richard Knottenbelt & Stephanie Penn.
Contact Stephanie Penn with questions: email@example.com