Advices and Queries, December 28, 2014

3. Do you try to set aside times of quiet for openness to the Holy Spirit? All of us need to find a way into silence which allows us to deepen our awareness of the divine and to find the inward source of our strength. Seek to know an inward stillness, even amid the activities of daily life. Do you encourage in yourself and in others a habit of dependence on God’s guidance for each day? Hold yourself and others in the Light, knowing that all are cherished by God.

Advices and Queries, December 21, 2014

2. Bring the whole of your life under the ordering of the spirit of Christ. Are you open to the healing power of God’s love? Cherish that of God within you, so that this love may grow in you and guide you. Let your worship and your daily life enrich each other. Treasure your experience of God, however it comes to you. Remember that Christianity is not a notion but a way. Please note: On Sunday, December 21, we also have Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business, after our coffee time. All are welcome!

“Introduction to Quakers and Friends’ Ways” and “Being Peace, Being Quaker”

These online courses are being offered by Canadian Yearly Meeting Education & Outreach Committee in Winter 2015 Facilitator: Eric Kristensen, Vancouver Monthly Meeting Friends across Canada are invited to participate in one or both of these online courses, which were offered previously in 2012.  They will begin the second week of January and conclude in late February 2015. Introduction to Quakers and Friends’ Ways will address the early history of Friends, the history of Friends in Canada, the experiential nature of Quaker faith, the role of the Meeting in Quaker life, Quaker testimonies and their origin, and how our Quaker community nurtures how we live, work, worship, and transact business. Being Peace, Being Quaker is based on a non-violent communication model influenced by Quaker values.  It will address the peace we cultivate within ourselves, creating peaceful relations with others, listening and empathy exercises, answering that of God in ourselves and others, and the role of love in conflict situations. Participants will receive readings in advance for each of the six weekly course sessions and connect via online video conference and/or telephone. The two courses will be scheduled to accommodate participants as well as possible.  The full course descriptions, readings and resource […]