The Faithful Meetings Program is grounded in the belief that spiritual deepening should, and can, begin at home. Through Faithful Meetings, Friends meetings and churches will be provided opportunities to build spiritual and emotional bonds between members, learn about and engage in corporate and individual Quaker spiritual practices, and explore how to listen attentively and surely for the “still, small Voice” which guides each and all toward wholeness.

Faithful Meetings gathers at the meetinghouses of participating communities. The facilitator, Mary Linda McKinney, will travel to the meeting for the opening retreat and then work remotely with folks in the community to co-facilitate subsequent gatherings using Zoom and the online classroom. All gatherings are hybrid to allow as many Friends to engage as possible.

The purpose of Faithful Meetings is not to teach that there is one “right way” to be a Friend but to provide an understanding of the spiritual depth and range of Quaker practices and theological expressions so that each community can use these practices in ways that are authentic to them.

Are you interested in learning more about the structure and content of Faithful Meetings?

Are you interested in learning about Mary Linda’s understanding of Quaker faith and culture?

Are you interested in learning more about the facilitator, Mary Linda McKinney?

SotS Snapshots: Qualifications for Ministry 

SotS Snapshots: Who I Am in Three Stories  

SotS Snapshots: Juggling 

SotS Snapshots: Coddiwomple 

Friends Journal: The Divine GPS 

QuakerSpeak: Am I Good Enough to Be a Quaker?

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