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CYM Quaker Study – Monday

Quaker studies is being given in 2015  by Deborah Fisch of Iowa Yearly Meeting (Conservative) and Associate Secretary of Ministries for Friends General Conference

Today’s presentation was the first of a five-part series.

If anybody can get you fired up with the joy of attending Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business, Deborah Fisch can. As she has said on a previous occasion, Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business builds community. Rather than being a dreary chore, it enables Friends to get to know each other on a deeper level. What a shame that so many Friends do not heed the admonition of the Advices and Queries and believe business meeting does not concern them.

Her presentation was not without its lighter moments. Bored with business meeting wordsmithing, some children in her Meeting composed a ditty to the tune of What shall we do with a Drunken Sailor? Part of it goes like this:

Hot air up she rises

Hot air up she rises

Move the comma one word over

Move the comma one word over


Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business has many functions:

        To help each other be faithful

    To help others in need

          To enable us to discern what our gifts are
          To give us space to practise them

      And more…

      We await tomorrow with anticipation.

      Sheila Havard
      Coldstream MM

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