|Posted by Admin (Margo) on February 19, 2017 at 7:05 PM||comments (0)|
Monday 10th to Thursday 13th April 2017
Quakers in Kendal and Sedbergh Area Meeting are concerned that recent changes to the welfare state are deeply wounding to the very fabric of our community and are hitting those who are the most vulnerable in our society.
This challenges our belief in equality, peace and social justice.
We welcome you to walk with us:
• As a sign of our common humanity and our solidarity
with the poorest and most vulnerable.
• To support our belief in an inclusive society in which all
are considered of equal worth.
• To show support for our welfare system.
• To show willingness to pay a level of taxation that will support
the care and dignity of all.
Our journey will take us from Sedbergh via Kendal, Rookhow and Ulverston, with accommodation arranged en route. Our walk will end at Barrow Tax Office with a period of silent witness and a symbolic offering of money for the Welfare State. We will make a collection for this where we walk and stay.
Contact us Sally 07939569559 or Andy on 07815547292 or email [email protected] if you wish to join us for all or part of the walk, or
if you can offer space to sleep, or refreshments, or transport for those less able to walk the 15 – 20 miles each day. Leave your phone number if no reply.
INSPIRED BY FAITH:
Taking action for the Common Good
on behalf of Quakers in Kendal and Sedbergh Area Meeting
|Posted by Admin (Margo) on November 3, 2016 at 10:15 PM||comments (0)|
Earth and Economy is the newsletter of the Economic Justice and Sustainability team at Quaker Peace & Social Witness (QPSW).
You can sign up to receive a monthly e-update and/or a twice-yearly paper newsletter.
Earth and Economy monthly e-updates contain:
Subscibe to the Newsletter.
|Posted by Margo S on October 10, 2016 at 11:50 PM||comments (0)|
Junior Yearly Meeting 2017
29 July - 5 August 2017, Coventry
Junior Yearly Meeting (JYM) is a welcoming, exciting and thought provoking event for young people aged 14-17 (born between 1.9.1999 and 31.8.2002, inclusive).
Whether you've been a Quaker all your life, or have recently discovered Quakerism, JYM offers everybody the opportunity to meet new people, make friends and engage with spiritual ideas.
Date & time
Start: 14:00 on 29 July 2017
Finish: 11:00 on 5 August 2017
Yearly Meeting Gathering 2017
At University of Warwick
For more information contact:
Thais De Oliveira
Telephone: 020 7663 1013
https://www.quaker.org.uk/events/junior-yearly-meeting-2017" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">https://www.quaker.org.uk/events/junior-yearly-meeting-2017
|Posted by Margo S on October 10, 2016 at 10:50 PM||comments (0)|
invitation to quaker course
the early history of the Quakers
The course will take place online and will consist of a variety of elements. These include videos filmed in and around what is called ‘1652 country’, the area that Quakerism really took off as an organised mass movement. We visit the key sites of Pendle Hill, Firbank Fell and Swarthmoor Hall. Other films look at the place of travel for early Quakers and the significance of the movement starting in the north of England. We learn about the people, the places and the ideas associated with the start of Quakerism. There is text to reflect on and audio clips to help us ‘hear’ the writing more easily. In Week 1 of the course we’ll reflect on the civil war context and provide an introduction to Quaker founder George Fox’s life.
There is still time to invite friends and colleagues to enrol on the course and take part alongside you. Having the support of people you know can really enrich the experience of studying online.
There will be plenty of opportunity to interact with other learners within the course, which we strongly encourage. In the meantime, you can use the hashtag #FLquakers to find and contribute to any discussions on social networks.
We would really appreciate it if you could take some time to fill out this short pre-course survey.
The course is due to begin on 3 October 2016. We will contact you again a week or so before the course starts, and will also send a welcome note as soon as we get underway.
|Posted by Admin (Margo) on June 16, 2016 at 9:05 PM||comments (0)|
seeking a shared Spirituality through Silence,
sharing, seeking and experiencing - without defining.
1st Thursday at 7 pm each month.
We believe: that there is something more than money, power and status.
We have respect for all faiths and draw wisdom from many sources.
We explore: Into the silence we each drop whatever we've brought which expresses a theme previously decided.
|Posted by Admin (Margo) on March 31, 2016 at 7:55 PM||comments (0)|
Yearly Meeting 2016
Yearly Meeting 2016 will be held over the late May Bank Holiday weekend in Friends House, London 27-30 May.
We will be continuing to look at how we live out our faith in the world, starting through hearing our stories. And we will look at how we recognise and respond to the promptings of the spirit to act in the world, and how we know and use our gifts.
Please register your intention to attend Yearly Meeting here https://forms.quaker.org.uk/bym/ (offsite link).
See also post on the forum
|Posted by Admin (Margo) on August 22, 2011 at 1:30 AM||comments (1)|
Approaches to The Light
- a day following the Quaker and Buddhist experiential paths based on the light within.
I am planning to hold a meditation day including ‘Experiment with
Light’ at The Pales, Llandegley, this Autumn. The format will be
similar to that of previous years - please see programme below.
The proposed date is Saturday 8th October.
Please let me know if you are interested
Cost, to cover expenses including tea and coffee, will be £5, to be
collected on the day. We shall have a shared lunch.
Hope you can come.
9.30 a.m. Arrival, tea and biscuits.
9.45 a.m. Welcome and Introductions.
10.00 a.m. Meditation Overview and Practice.
11.00 a.m. Break
11.15 a.m. O-A-UM chanting, Kin-Hin walking meditation.
11.45 a.m. Introduction to 'Experiment
12.20 noon Shared Lunch (tea & coffee
1.30 p.m. 'Experiment with Light’.
2.15 p.m. Free time.
3.00 p.m. Creative Listening.
4.00 p.m. Meeting for Worship.
4.30 p.m. Tea & biscuits, Close.
|Posted by Moderator on September 27, 2010 at 6:54 PM||comments (0)|
To access the "Quakers Llandod" Facebook group.
The intended purpose of this group is to provide a place where information can be posted that is relevant to the Llandrindod and Pales Meeting of the Society of Friends. It has been created as a discrete "Group", as such it is only available to those who have applied for, and been granted, membership of the group, and that is intended to be members and attenders of the Meeting.
Because it is a social networking site it allows friends to comment on the postings, add their own postings, etc. This is an experiment which I think may work and be benificial to our Meeting, if it isn't it can be scrapped or ammended, for example, it could be made more public, if Friends wish it to be. It will only work if enough Friends sign up for it. It is up to us to decide how it can best be used.
The general purpose of social networking sites is to communicate with a wide group of
friends/contacts, anywhere in the world. If you want to use it in that way, you must choose to do so.
The "Group" environment allows you to only sign on for that page, you do not need to become "friends" with anyone to access the group. You choose.
To access this group you must sign up for Facebook. Before doing so I strongly advise that you read their terms, to do so go to http://www.facebook.comllogin.php. then click on the "Sign up for Facebook" link. When this page opens click on the word "Terms" which is among a line of words begining with "About", at the foot of the page. If, having read the terms, you are prepared to sign up revert to the "Sign up" page and fill in the required information. You will need to create a password.
Once you have signed up you will be invited to link to friends, only do this if you want to. There is a "search" box at the top right of Facebook pages type "Quakers Llandod" into that space (without the quotation marks) and that should provide an opportunity for you to apply to join. This is as far as you can go until I pick up my e-mails and see that you have applied, at which point I will "confirm" you, and then you will be able to access the page. At the moment all the input into the page is from me - that is not the way it is supposed to work!! I am only demonstrating posibilities of how the group could be used.
If you want to post something just start typing in the space where it says ''write something". If you want to add something or comment on someone else's post, click on the word "comment" and a space opens for you to type your comment. If you want to support a post ( Someone writes "I like apple pie", you don't want to qualify it, or argue against it, but you do want to agree, just click on "Like". That's about it.
If you have chosen to invite friends (possibly including other members ofthe group) to be your friends on Facebook, or if you have confirmed anyone else's invitation, their postings will appear on your pages. "Satus" postings are what appear when you type in the space "What's on your mind?", these are public to all your friends, also your, and their, comments are public, as are ''wall to wall" communications, however;"messaging" is private and only seen by the sender and the recipient. Also you have a chat space available where you can communicate in real time, only seen by sender and recipient, I've only done that twice, it is a bit halting, but can be good. A little box down in the bottom right shows how many of your friends are on-line at that moment, click on that and it tells you who they are. Click on their name and you can start typing "chat" to them; chat is not
Any queries just ask Peter Hussey further, have fun with it!!
We have quite a lot of photos there!