" . . . walk cheerfully over the world, answering that of God in everyone . . . "
You are welcome here. Join us for worship.
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.
Don Smith will be leading two discussion series beginning in September at the Beltram Peace Center (1236 NW 18th Ave).
Beginning Wednesday, September 9 at 7 pm: The New Jim Crow
Forum on Nicaragua
On November 1, Tim Fogarty will present a forum on the conditions he found in Nicaragua this summer. He was at a village where the owner of the shade tree coffee plantation is preparing to change to a sun coffee plantation. Tim will report on the effects of this decision on the local people and the environment.
Threshing Session on the Role of the Internet in Conducting Meeting Business
Healing the Heart of Democracy
The Courage to Create a Politics Worthy of the Human Spirit by Parker J. Palmer