Our Virtual Meeting
A gathering place for our Meeting during the
Covid-19 waiting time.
This page has been created as a place where we can post suggestions each week for readings we can share and think about during our "Meetings in Spirit" at home or in our Zoom Meeting online for those who choose not to attend Meeting for Worship in person.
If you are inspired to write something for this page to be shared with the wider community, you can email the Clerks or leave a message on our Contact page here in the website and we will post these after each Sunday "Meeting".
When this page is updated for the following week the previous week's readings and follow-on thoughts will be moved to the new "Virtual Meeting Archive" page found under the "Archive" tab above. This will keep those thoughts together but allow this page to remain uncluttered.
The reading for this week: 04th October
From Lindsey Townhill
Quaker Faith & Practice 10.20
One of the unexpected things I have learnt in my life as a Quaker is that religion is basically about relationships between people. This was an unexpected discovery, because I had been brought up to believe that religion was essentially about our relationship with God.
If we are sensitive, we find that everything that happens to us, good or bad, can help us to build a vision of the meaning of life. We can be helped to be sensitive by reading the Bible and being open to experience of nature, music, books, painting, sport or whatever our particular interest may be. It is in and through all things that we hear God speaking to us. But I do not think I am alone in my certainty that it’s in my relationships with people that the deepest religious truths are most vividly disclosed.
George Gorman, 1982