" . . . walk cheerfully over the world, answering that of God in everyone . . . "
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Quakers, such as those at Gainesville Meeting, make up a small percentage of Friends around the world. Today, unprogrammed Friends collaborate with Friends from all branches of Quakerism.
Quakers who worship in unprogrammed meetings share a way of life, not a set of beliefs. We believe that there is “that of God” in everyone. We seek to experience God directly, within ourselves and in our relationships with others and the world around us. We meet together for worship in local meetings which are inclusive and open to all. Quakerism is a way of life built upon values of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality and stewardship, rather than a written set of beliefs. Quakers have a long-held commitment to putting their faith into direct action in the world.
Quaker meetings offer a place where people can find a real sense of community and are free to challenge, question and explore their own beliefs, values and ideas. Many Quakers describe it as a spiritual home – a place of deep connections; a group of people bound together by an awareness of the sacred in all things and a desire to change the world for the better.
ProNica was begun by SEYM at St. Petersburg Monthly Meeting and provides services in Nicaragua. These services include housing, counseling, and medical care.
Gainesville Meeting provides minimal funding to several Quaker and local ministries in the expectation that Friends will support one or more of those ministries in their own giving. From time to time we will highlight one of those in the newsletter to provide additional information about various Quaker ministries to Friends who may not be aware of the scope of the work that is undertaken by a specific group.
"Testimonies" are what Quakers call ways we have found to live and act based on our beliefs.
The 2014 Swarthmore Lecture was given by Quaker author and academic Ben Pink Dandelion. Ben’s lecture explored the theme of transformation, ending with a call for us as Quakers to return to a transforming and transformational faith:
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Gainesville Quaker Meetinghouse
702 NW 38th Street
Gainesville, FL 32607United States