Albuquerque Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
We regret the need to close the Albuquerque Meeting House temporarily, due to the COVID-19 Virus. This includes any group of two or more people meeting in person. Watch for updates HERE and through List Serve Emails!
The garden is now available for use by small groups of up to 5, following COVID-safe practices, through arrangement with Building & Grounds Committee. Send inquiries to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
All other AMM group gatherings will continue to meet via ZOOM until further decisions are made.
Most meeting activities including Meeting for Worship and Business meeting, continue via ZOOM. Video & call in options work! Announcements about 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: email@example.com.
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
Only those who have essential Meeting business to conduct in the building may do so on an individual basis, following hygiene protocols posted in the foyer. Only 1 person at a time may work in the Meeting House please! If possible, please work remotely.
NOTE: The door code has been changed. Please confer with a Meeting Co-Clerk or Building & Grounds if you need access to the building.. Thank you!
A Pastoral Care group is in place to provide support to AMM members/attenders affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
If you are in need or if you would like to offer a service, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Requests will be treated with confidentiality, except to assign a Friend to assist you.
Check your email often for important updates from AMM, including links to ZOOM Meetings for Worship and other gatherings (send every Friday). Use our Facebook page to post suggestions, ideas, and helpful hints!
Click on "f" at bottom of page to access our Facebook Page!
Avoid going to the Post Office by making your donation to AMM through our secure online option. Click on the Donations link on the toolbar above. Thank you!
Starting January 8 from noon - 2 PM on Zoom, the Contemplative Reading Group will read Joy Harjo’s poetry collection, Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings. Harjo is the first Native American Poet Laureate of the U.S. You can find the first poem in this collection here: https://poets.org/poem/calling-spirit-back-wandering-earth-its-human-feet.
Format: Half-hour socializing followed by reading in the lectio divina style.
We read one poem three times aloud out of the silence & share what calls to us out of that reading. 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 Rob Pierson with questions:
Jesus and the Disinherited – New year! New book! Please join us on Sunday mornings in January and February as we read, discuss, and reflect on Howard Thurman’s short book, Jesus and the Disinherited.
Adult Education & Worship & Ministry team up to host this book group for discussion and reflection in January & February 2021 from 9-10 a.m. on Sundays, beginning January 10th.
For more information check out the
Pre-Registration is requested. Please contact Rob Pierson at:
The Sanctuary Task Force & AMM Building & Grounds Committees invite AMM members and attenders to participate in a free, online class focusing on the experience of homelessness provided by Healthcare for the Homeless. HCH has been providing for health needs of homeless people in Albuquerque for over 3 decades. CEO Jenny Metzler will be our guest speaker so we can learn more about their work, the variety of outreach they provide and the basics on unhoused people in Albuquerque. There will be time for questions and answers on solutions and how our groups might collaborate. If a Password is requested it is: FRIENDS
The following link takes you to a current article in Friends Journal about online worship gatherings for Friends of Color, especially supportive during COVID-19 shutdowns and stress. https://www.friendsjournal.org/an-online-lifeline-for-friends-of-color/
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 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 Friday at 10 AM MDT. It is in the care of a rotating team of co-facilitators.
FGC requires that all attendees must have registered for the event. 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.
In May, 1921, a race riot broke out when an African American elevator operator caught a white woman from falling as she tripped on the uneven floor. She yelled, "Rape!" The elevator operator was jailed and then, some "deputized" white men carried out a mass slaughter, including mass murder and throwing hundreds of black bodies into the Arkansas River.
The photo at right is Olivia Juliette Hooker (1915-2018), psychologist and professor, was the last known survivor of the Tulsa Race Riots.
2021 will be a year of commemoration to remember, to reflect, to learn, to act. For more information visit: https://www.tulsa2021.org/
Visit the Children's Program page for updates on monthly home activity packets,
bi-monthly Meetings for Worship for Children and Junior Young Friends, and the
AMM First Day School Blog.
Elizabeth purchased the Martin & Sylvia: How to be a Superhero Story Series which you may access via the link below.
Birthright Quaker, Issa Merrill, member of Albuquerque Meeting (8/8/1980 - 2/23/2013), was inspiration for a scholarship for peacemakers in his memory.
As of August 2020, the fund is close to being activated! To activate it we hope for 100 Friends to give $100 to: https://www.unmfund.org/fund/issa-sakaki-merrill/
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 5:30-6:50 PM
Next gatherings: January 13, February 10 & March 10, 2021
ZOOM link sent via list serve every week on Fridays.
Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings, by Joy Harjo, the Native American U. S. Poet Laureate. Scroll up on this page for details!
Fridays at noon.
This selection begins January 8th.
ZOOM link sent via list serve on Fridays.
Worship Wednesdays: 7-8 p.m.
ZOOM link sent out via list serve.
2nd & 4th Sundays from 9-10 AM
Current Selection December 13 & 27:
A Practical Mysticism: How Quaker Process Opens Us to the Promptings of the Divine by Elizabeth Meyer (Quaker) 2018, Pendle Hill Pamphlet 453
Zoom link sent via listserv Fridays.
Whiteness Study Group meets monthly. Next meetings are January 14, February 11 & March 11, 2021 (2nd Thursday of the month) from 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Zoom link sent via listserv on Fridays.