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Jan 10 business mtg via Zoom

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Friends: We will have our Meeting for Worship upon the Occasion of our Business this coming First Day at noon (via Zoom). All are welcome and encouraged to attend! Please email us at [email protected] if you'd like the Zoom Information.
 
Here are the Advices & Queries:
 
Advices & Queries about “Our Community” for the Meeting for Worship upon the Occasion of Business
 
January 10, 2021 at Noon via Zoom
These advices are from the British Faith & Practice: The book of Christian Discipline of the Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in Britain (Warwick, England: Warwick Printing Company Limited, 1995).
 
Advices:
 
“Our life is love, and peace, and tenderness; and bearing one with another, and forgiving one another, and not laying accusations one against another; but praying one for another, and helping one another up with a tender hand” (Isaac Penington, 1667, 10.01).
 
 
“The life of a religious society consists in something more than the body of principles it professes and the outer garments of organization which it wears. These things have their own importance: they embody the society to the world, and protect it from the chance and change of circumstance; but the spring of life lie deeper, and often escape recognition. They are to be found in the vital union of the members of the society with God and with one another, a union which allows the free flowing through the society of the spiritual life which is its strength” (William Charles Braithwaite, 1905, 10.04).
 
 
Queries:
 
1. Do these advices speak to you and your experience?
 
2. . Do these advices speak to your experience of this Santa Monica Quaker community?

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