Albuquerque Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
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Meeting for Worship is for at hour, gathering at 10:30 AM on Sundays in the Meeting House.
In Person Meeting for Worship:
Weekly at the Meeting House.
HYBRID Meeting for Worship on the 1st & 3rd Sundays, plus 5th Sundays, when applicable. NOTE: EXCEPTION: No Hybrid on Oct. 1st due to unavailability of a zoom liaison at the meeting house that first Sunday.
ZOOM Meeting for Worship weekly, with link sent on the preceding Sunday. Note: ZOOM Only (no hybrid) availability on the 2nd & 4th Sundays, EXCEPT in September and October when business meeting will be on the 2nd Sunday. These will also be hybrid.
Children's Program is active on Sunday mornings, with children attending in person for the first 10 minutes of worship. Fellowship with the children continues after Meeting for Worship in Emma's garden. Intergenerational worship with the children in full attendance during worship occurs on all 5th Sundays.
See Worship & First Day School Column for information about Hybrid and In person Meeting for Worship & First Day School.
Announcements about AMM events are made Friday afternoon on the list serve.
If you are not on the list serve you may request to be on it by emailing your name and email address to: email@example.com.
SCHEDULE A MEETING AT THE MEETING HOUSE
To schedule a meeting or to offer an event online, email your request to:
Information on other On-line Meetings: https://westernfriend.org/quaker-worship-and-fellowship-online
August 6, 2023 Covid-19 Guidelines
Children's Program Committee continues to offer opportunities for intergenerational gathering among Friends. Upcoming events include:
Manzano Mountains Campsite
Details on Children's Program page
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Fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic resulted in a decline in regular contributions to AMM, while our ministry and building needs have continued. Thank you for your continued support of AMM!
Dorelen (Dorie) Bunting,
a beloved founding member of the
Albuquerque Friends Meeting (Quakers) died peacefully surrounded by her family on August 24, 2023 at the age of 101.
Dorie's dedication to peacemaking was at the heart of her life, beginning with opposition to the atomic bomb and the Vietnam War in the 1960's, evolving into anti-nuclear work into her late 80's. Dorie was co-founder of the Albuquerque Center for Peace & Justice in 1983. Dorie was a source of continuing inspiration to Friends.
A memorial celebration of Dorie's life in the manner of Friends:
Wednesday, September 27th, 2023 from 3:00 - 6:00 PM
Ortega Room in the
Friends are invited to attend a potluck following the gathering, and are especially encouraged to bring desserts, one of Dorie's favorites at our own Meeting events.
RSVP to: Chadron.firstname.lastname@example.org
Contributions are encouraged to the
A full story of Dorie's life is available in the link above this section. Click on the following link for a copy of her obituary.
Adult Education presents 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.
September 24: Community, Part II
October 22: Community and Stewardship (Financial/Physical)
November 12: Equality, Part I
November 26: Equality, Part II
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.
Go to Adult Education
page for further details.
The American Friends Service Committee issues a monthly newsletter about happenings in the Western region of the United States.
Important actions featured in the current newsletter (click on the link above for a full copy)
National Day of Action to End Detention at the Border (9/15)
Militarized Policing & the Role of Community
Platica (dialogue) to look at land, food & suppression.
AFSC Call to center immigration policies around human rights
Navigating Immigration & the Criminal Justice System
Helping Small Farmers Serve their Communities (featuring NM's own, Patrick Jaramillo of AFSC)
Indigenous Language Justice
Light in Gaza book tour
FGC provides weekly virtual worships for People of Color on Zoom. These worships are provided as a place for Friends of Color to come together in community and worship in an environment with Friends who experience marginalization in their lives and Quaker meetings because they are a Person of Color.
Wednesdays midday at 6 PM MDT. There are also monthly meetings for worship, which happen on the third Sunday of each month at 6 PM MDT
Registration is required. Go to: https://www.fgcquaker.org/resources/online-worship-opportunities
The Friends General Conference (FGC) Ministry on Racism hosts a weekly Meeting for Worship for Friends of European Descent confronting racism and white supremacy. It will be held every Thursday evening at 6 PM MDT and Friday at 10 AM MDT. It is in the care of a rotating team of co-facilitators.
FGC requires that all attendees registered to participate. All attendees agree to treat each other with respect. Like at all FGC events, we have a no-harassment policy in place during our time together.
If you are white/of European descent and would like to join, please click on the following link to complete a registration form (needed only once) to receive weekly emails about the event.
Words from an AMM regular participant: "I mark my calendar now by the weekly Worship for White Friends Confronting Racism group. It is a space in which I feel utterly safe in considering issues of internalized racism, experiences as a white person in bringing anti-racism consciousness and work to my meeting, and growing in my understanding of the spiritual aspects of this work. Breakout groups add to the opportunities for fellowship and mutual support. I find it discouraging that the number of attendees is small -- with this offering extending to Quakers across the country. It begs the question as to where is everyone else? As one participant said, "We have to find ways to talk with other white people about race!" Join us!"
Worship & Ministry has scholarship funds available to support your spiritual journey. Examples might include attendance at an FGC event, Friends Camp, or other. Find the form and instructions for where to submit it on the Worship & Ministry page of this website.
Visit the Children's Program page for updates on the Fall 2023 curriculum, and in person First Day School for Children and Junior Young Friends.
Second Tuesday of month at noon.
Bring lunch! (Note change from second Wednesday)
ZOOM link to any meeting sent via list serve on Friday of each week.
Second Wednesday of the month from 6:30 - 7:50 PM on Zoom
ZOOM link sent via list serve every week on Fridays.
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'
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 onnets 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.
ZOOM link sent via list serve every week at noon on Fridays.
Worship Wednesdays: 7-8 p.m.
Temporarily on hold.
2nd & 4th Sundays from 9-10 AM
Current focus: Testimony of Equality
See Adult Education page for details. (See Zoom link sent via listserv Fridays. )
URJE meets monthly on the 2nd Thursday from 6:30-8:30 PM
Zoom link sent via listserv on Fridays.