Wanted to let you all know about Western Friend Magazine, Western Friend Magazine is a Quaker based Magazine that specializes in Quakerly things occurring in the West, not only can you subscribe to the magazine but you can also read some of their articles at the Website www.westernfriend.org but we also have lots of back issues on hand in the book cabinet.
So please stop by and check out Western Friends website, but also stop in for a good meeting with us, and read a article or two from Western Friends while you wait.
Tomorrow we will be celebrating World Quaker Day, Friends World Committee is the group that is responsible for hosting this event. The idea behind the event is:
As the sun rises in each area of the world, we want to remember that Quakers are worshiping through every time zone, celebrating our deep connections across cultures and Quaker traditions. We are united in love and can accompany each other on this special day that draws us together. As we worship, let us hold each other in prayer and thanksgiving, and let our hymns of praise resound across the world. The theme Let Your Life Speak: Living the Kabarak Call for Peace and Ecojustice, connects us to the work we did at the World Conference of Friends in 2012 in Kenya, taking the work forward in the context of our spiritual communities.
We will be meeting at a Members house this Sunday (1st Day) to enjoy in the celebration. If you would like to attend then please email me at [email protected]
We will post pictures of this event as the come about.
We had a great time at the World Quaker Day meetup. We had a good group of approximately 9 in attendance, a great host and an Awesome assortment of store bought and home cooked food.
Jennifer was gracious enough to host this event, thank you Jennifer for an amazing meetup.
I find reflecting on my earliest contact with quaker’s very enlightening and the primary reason for me seeking them later in my life. After relocating to Las Vegas in 1984 my journey led me home to Guilford College and the friends there who helped me understand the meaning of what it was to be a quaker. So it was only natural that I seek them here in Las Vegas Nevada. Our meeting is Unprogrammed and very basic with refreshments at rise of meeting. I remember speaking to a janitor at Guilford College who was a conscientious objector and birthright quaker. I was later informed that he had a Phd In Philosophy. His penance was to do janitorial work at the college. What a noble endeavor.