First Sunday Reading for April 2022

April 3, 2022 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Advices & Queries – Sexuality

We do well to look past the outward appearances of orientation and identity to see the quality of all individuals and relationships in our meetings. Just as there is that of God in every person, there is that of God in every relationship that calls upon God. We remain tender toward all relationships founded on integrity, mutual respect, commitment, and love.

When dealing with issues of sexuality and sexual behavior, we strive for an appropriate balance between open, honest discussion and protection of privacy and confidentiality for individual members and attenders.

  • Do we accept and appreciate our sexuality as part of our humanity and as a gift from God? How do we integrate our sexuality and our spirituality?
  • How can we help each other be faithful in expressing our sexuality? Do we support members and attenders with love and care relating to their sexuality and gender identity?
  • How safe is our meeting? How do we create an environment appropriate for discussion of deeply personal issues?

Faith and Practice, NPYM, Religious Society of Friends.  Home and Family.  P. 89.