June: Reaching Out

(This is the sixth in a series of 12 monthly queries developed by Pacific Yearly Meeting.)

Friends fellowship begins and is nurtured within the home and Meeting. It reaches greater fulfillment as we carry our beliefs into the wider community.

Share your Quaker faith. Take time to learn about other people’s experience of the Light and, as you learn, give freely from what you have gained. Respect the experiences and opinions of others, but do not be afraid to say what you value. Welcome the diversity of culture, language, and expressions of faith in your Monthly Meeting, the Yearly Meeting, and the world community of Friends. Encourage discourse with Friends of pastoral and programmed traditions, and with members of other faiths.

Friends have a long history of involvement in public and private education, sharing our values with the world and nurturing future generations. Be mindful of the needs of children in your community and of avenues for deepening understanding between peoples. 

How does my life reflect Friends beliefs and thus encourage others to be interested in the Religious Society of Friends? 

Do I respond openly to inquiries about Quaker experience and belief?

What does our Meeting do to make others aware of Friends principles and practices? 

What are we doing to help people of various races, cultures, and backgrounds feel at home among us and we among them?

July: Simplicity

(Note: Some queries are intended for individuals. The italicized portion of the queries above is intended for the Meeting collectively.)

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