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Quaker Outreach Week

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The Society of Friends (Quakers) is not generally known for evangelising.   “However, we believe that for many people, whatever their religious beliefs, there is great strength to be found in Quaker Meeting for Worship, and would like to make this available to more people,” writes Juliet Solomon.

“In Frome, the Meeting for Worship takes place on Sundays from 1045-1145 in the Key Centre, Feltham Lane. Those interested in our origins in Frome might like to know that this Meeting started with the building of the Old Meeting House in South Parade, which proved to be too costly in the long-term.

“Each Meeting for Worship  is based around silence, as we believe that it is in the silence that we can perceive the Divine.  Quakers use many words to describe the Divine. Some of them include: God, the Light Within, Christ, Spirit, Seed, and Inward Teacher. We believe that every person is loved and guided by the Divine.  Broadly speaking, we affirm that “there is that of God in everyone.” Everyone is known by God and can know God in a direct relationship. We are called to attend to this relationship and to be guided by it.

“The Quaker way has deep Early Christian roots that form our understanding of God, our faith, and our practices. Many Quakers consider themselves Christian, and some do not. Many Quakers today draw spiritual nourishment from our Christian roots and strive to follow the example of Jesus. Many other Quakers draw spiritual sustenance from various religious traditions, such as Buddhism, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, and the nature religions.

“We would like to welcome you to one of our meetings;  if it does not “speak to your condition” we will entirely understand.  The main website of the Society of Friends has a great deal of information available for anyone who wants to follow up. To speak to a local phone 01373 455778.  Please come and see what you think!”

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