Queries Readings

We are restarting the practice of reading Queries from the NPYM Faith and Practice (2017) on the first Sunday of the month to focus our worship time and deepen the spirit among us.  Here is the plan for which queries to read.  We will also post this information on the website.

Queries from the NPYM Faith and Practice (2017)

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Chapter 3 Friends Spiritual Disciplines

April 2021: Religious Education — pages 51-54

p. 54. Religious Education and Study
“ADVICE: Friends study and learn throughout our lives in order to understand and deepen our experience of Truth and our Inner Teacher.

QUERIES:
Do we prepare members for worship and for a way of life consistent with Friends’ principles?

How do we teach Quaker worship and discernment and their importance to the good order of our Meeting community?

To be read by Mark Merkens

May 2021:   

June 2021:   

Chapter 4 Friends Testimonies

Testimony of Integrity

July 2021: Integrity — pages 61- 63

Aug 2021: Witness — pages 64-66

Sept 2021: Civic Responsibility — pages 67- 69

Testimony of Community

Oct 2021: Community — pages 70- 72

Nov. 2021: Unity — pages 74- 77

Dec 2021: Mutual Care — pages78- 80

Jan 2022: Home and Family — pages 80- 83

Feb 2022: The Meeting and Friends of All ages — pages 84 88

March 2022: Sexuality — pages 89-92

Testimony of Peace   

April 2022: Peace — pages 93-97

May 2022: Be not afraid — pages 98- 100

June 2022: Testimony of Simplicity — pages 101-104

July 2022: Testimony of Equality  — pages 104- 108

Testimony of Stewardship

Aug 2022: Harmony with Creation — pages 110- 112

Sept. 2022: Stewardship of money and other resources — pages 114-117

Oct 2022:  Stewardship of Self — pages117- 121