The passage shared in the January 9 meeting for worship is from Plain Living: A Quaker Path to Simplicity (a book that is available for checkout in the MFM library). It is a quotation from Sharon Daloz Parks:
"Faith community: creating a space where obedience to truth can be practiced."
Sharon Daloz Parks is a Quaker and the Principal of Leadership for the New Commons, an initiative of the Whidbey Institute in Clinton, WA. Her publications include Leadership Can Be Taught: A Bold Approach for a Complex World; Big Questions, Worthy Dreams: Mentoring Young Adults in Their Search for Meaning, Purpose, and Faith; and Common Fire: Leading Lives of Commitment in a Complex World (coauthored with three other Quaker authors).