Albuquerque Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
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
April - October 2021
The Spirit of the Quakers by Geoffrey Durham
Zoom link sent via listserv Fridays.
Information: Contact Rob Pierson
"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)
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 Perfume of the Dessert: Inspirations from Sufi Wisdom, a collection of Sufi sayings, poems, texts and prayers. 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.
The Zoom link is sent out to the AMM listserv on Fridays.Contact Rob Pierson with questions:firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are not on the AMM listserv, you may request to be added by sending an email with your name/email address to: email@example.com.
The Spirit of the Quakers – Please join us on 2nd & 4th Sunday mornings from 9-10 AM in April-October as we read, discuss, and reflect on Geoffrey Durham's book, The Spirit of the Quakers.
Who are the Quakers, what do they believe, and what do they practice? The Religious Society of Friends—also known as Quakers-—believes that everyone can have a direct experience of God. Quakers express this in a unique form of worship that inspires them to work for change in themselves and in the world. In The Spirit of the Quakers, Geoffrey Durham, himself a Friend, explains Quakerism through quotations from writings that cover 350 years, from the beginnings of the movement to the present day.
Peace and equality are major themes in the book, but readers will also find thought-provoking passages on the importance of action for social change, the primacy of truth, the value of simplicity, the need for a sense of community, and much more. The quoted texts convey a powerful religious impulse, courage in the face of persecution, the warmth of human relationships, and dedicated perseverance in promoting just causes. (Quote taken from:
The book is available to order in print and Kindle formats. Search for vendors on Google, one of which is Quaker Books: https://quakerbooks.org/products/the-spirit-of-the-quakers-2932
Don Sargent will guide Adult Education discussions in April & May on the 2nd and 4th Sundays at 9:00 a.m. (the usual Adult Ed timeslot). Zoom links are sent out on the listserv on Fridays.