First Sunday Reading for February 2024

When:
February 4, 2024 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
2024-02-04T10:00:00-08:00
2024-02-04T11:00:00-08:00

Home & Family

Know that a family may be made of  single adults, or differing combinations of adults and children a bond of love. Meeting provides an essential sense of family for those without families.

The Meeting must be both bold and tender in offering assistance to family that may be experiencing discord or domestic abuse.

  • How do we make our homes places of friendliness, peace, and renewal, where spirit is real for those who live there and for those who visit?
  • How can we keep our commitments outside the home from encroaching on the time and living attentions the family needs for its health and well-being?
  • What supports do we offer the aging and the widowed?

Advices & Queries

Family life is strengthened by recognizing that all family members and indeed all people are God’s children and that we are called to nurture and love each other as members of divine creation.

Any combination of adults and children or adults without children can make a family. Family is a place where it is safe to be one’s self and receive the encouragement of other family members to grow and expand.  The family is a primary place to explore ways of living out Truth.

  • How do we make our homes places of friendliness, peace and renewal, where Spirit is real for those who live there and those who visit?
  • How do we keep commitments outside the family from encroaching on the time and loving attention the family needs for its health and well-being?

Faith and Practice, NPYM, Religious Society of Friends. P. 80