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
As part of our focus on the Testimony of Equality in 2022, we will address "Upholding Children in the Meeting" with guidance from a free, downloadable booklet titled "Our Life Is Love and Tenderness: Bringing Children into the Centre of Quaker Life and Worship."
This 50 page booklet is based on a lecture and is an interesting, and at times, provocative read. Scroll down to the 2014 Lecture. Also available through Amazon or contact Stephanie Penn for help in obtaining a copy as an email attachment.
Dates & Themes:
May 22: Introduction and Chapter 1: Changing cultures, pp. 3-13
June 12: Chapter 2: Children of the Light, pp. 14-19 & Chapter 3: Getting our priorities wrong, pp.20-26
June 26: Chapter 4: Reflections of the Light, pp. 27-32 Chapter 5: Our tangible link with eternity, pp. 33-36
July 10: Chapter 6: A celebration of childhood, pp. 37-44 & Conclusion: A call to authenticity, pp.45-46
We hope you can join us as we explore Quaker history with respect to the inclusion of children in its development, the innate spirituality of children, and what gifts children bring to a Quaker community. Members and staff of AMM's Children's Program Committee will be attending each session to share with us about how children are being honored, valued, and included in the life and worship of Albuquerque Friends.
Zoom link sent via listserv Fridays.
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)
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.