Query 5: Education

What is our Meeting’s role in the life and support of Friends’ education? If supporting or maintaining a Friends school, have we developed an appropriate relationship of Meeting and school? What is our role in the spiritual life of the school and its maintenance of Friends’ principles? What does our...

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Query 4: Care for the Meeting Community

Care for one another Are love and unity maintained among us? When conflicts exist, are they faced with patience, forbearance, and openness to healing? Are avenues for exploring differences kept open? To what extent does our Meeting ignore differences in order to avoid possible conflicts? Is the Meeting a safe,...

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Query 2: Meeting for Business

Is our meeting for business held in the spirit of a meeting for worship in which we seek divine guidance? Are we careful to keep in the spirit of worship each of the concerns that emerge, whether of nurture, of Spirit, of social concerns, of property, or of finance? Are...

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Query 1: Meeting for Worship

Are our meetings for worship held in stilled, expectant waiting upon God? As we worship is there a living silence in which we are drawn together by the power of God in our midst? Is the spirit of our worship together one that nurtures all worshipers? How does our Meeting...

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Query 12: Integrity and Simplicity

What does our Meeting understand to be the meaning and implication of our testimonies on simplicity and integrity? How do our Meeting’s actions demonstrate this understanding? As a Meeting, what are we doing to encourage members to embody integrity and simplicity in their everyday lives? How do I strive to...

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Query 11: Stewardship of Resources

Does our Meeting serve social and economic justice in its uses of property and money? How does our Meeting engage its members in the support of the Meeting’s work, its ministry, and the upkeep of its property? How does our Meeting engage its members in the support of the quarterly...

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Query 10: Stewardship of the Environment

Is the Meeting concerned that human interaction with nature be responsible, guided by a reverence for life and a sense of the splendor of God’s continuing creation? Are the decisions of the Meeting and its committees relating to the uses of property, goods, services, and energy made with sensitivity toward...

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Query 9: Ministry of Outreach

Outreach What are we doing as a Meeting to communicate our presence and our principles to the community around us? Does our Meeting’s ministry of outreach lead Friends to share their spiritual experiences with others? What are we doing to invite persons not in membership to attend our meetings for...

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Query 8: Peace

How does our Meeting act to advance peace, to oppose violence, and to support the constructive use of authority in our community, our nation, and the world? What are we doing as a Meeting: to free our nation from militarization, so evident in our society and in its economy? to...

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