Please forgive this bogus use of my blog, but I couldn’t think of a faster way to post my rather unusual request. I’m looking for members of the Society of Friends who worship in the unprogrammed tradition and would be willing to grow a little Meeting with me outside the constructs of the Yearly Meeting. We could gather at my house or any other convenient, quiet place. The catch is that I can only do so in the evenings, after my youngest child is in bed. I’m well aware that part of the discipline of the Peculiar People is attending Meeting for Worship when it’s scheduled, and while I truly respect everyone at both the Durham Friends and the Meeting in Chapel Hill, it’s just not possible for me to attend on Sunday mornings. I also hope we can engage in conversation – either before or after worship – on the subject of the future of Quakerism, what needs or must be done to save it. That conversation can be continued or expanded by e-mail, as well. (I would also be very interested in reading and discussing as a group Brent Bill’s books on Light, Silence, and Discernment.) For those of you who don’t live in the area, but would like to join in the dialogue, I would recommend reading Martin Kelley’s The Quaker Ranter Reader, available on Café Press. (Just search Quakers and you’ll find not just that book, but ten thousand novelty items devoted to a certain breed of parrot! Yay!)
Interested Friends can contact me at havenkimmel [at] mac [dot] com, or through the comments section here on the blog. Peace, my dear chickens of Christ!