First Sunday Reading for November 2023

November 5, 2023 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am


The spirit of a Friends community might be described as “the testimonies made visible”.


Our life is love, and peace, and tenderness; and bearing one with another, and forgiving one another, and not laying accusations one against another; but praying one for another, and helping one another up with a tender hand.

Isaac Pennington, 1667

Advices & Queries

“Let your life speak” is traditional advice for Friends.  The life of a Quaker meeting also speaks: by giving practical support for members and attenders in need; cherishing children and young people in finding their spiritual paths; encouraging, guiding, and eldering Friends with love in discernment or in following leadings; welcoming new seekers; and stepping forth in Spirit-led witness in the wider world.

  • How do we foster love, truth, and harmony within our meeting community?
  • How do we as individuals share our gifts with the meeting? How do we as a community help individual Friends find their own gifts?

Faith and Practice, NPYM, Religious Society of Friends. P. 70-74