Perhaps It’s You Who Holds the Missing Puzzle Piece?

By Joann Neuroth While missing the vitality of past face-to-face events, the School of the Spirit board feels Spirit’s wind under our wings in many ways:  Prayerful listening continues to affirm the expanded call to ministry that came to us last year, and we have increased clarity about the clusters of work that might entail.  …

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So … How IS That Call to Ministry Working Out? Episode #3

Chris Hall Interviewed by Joann Neuroth Jay Marshall, former Dean of Earlham School of Religion, defines Ministry as “lived faith intentionally exercised toward others.”  Christine Hall believes each one of us is suited for particular kinds of “lived faith” by our gifts, capacities, and relationship with the Holy.  She finds that when we are faithful …

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June 2021 – The Team of Elders Behind Faithful Meetings

By Mary Linda McKinney   Some Friends shy away from the word “elder”. They associate it with finger-wagging rule enforcers who perform what is humorously called “drive-by eldering” which equates often to upholding out-dated cultural norms. If you’ve seen the movie “Friendly Persuasion”, you’ll recognize this kind of false eldering from the scene where members …

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April 2021 – An Overview of the Faithful Meetings Program

By Mary Linda McKinney 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 …

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