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Find your spiritual refuge

If you've been looking for a faith community where you can be fully yourself without creeds getting in the way, maybe you've been looking for Quakers.

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Transcript

Title: Finding Spiritual Refuge
Matthew Sharp of Cherry Hill, NJ

I think my kids really benefit. I think it's a huge gift my wife and I have given them. Meeting gives them a kind of a chance, a practice, of being silent in a world where there's so many distractions, and there's so much data and information. So, the meeting's just kind of like a refuge and a place to be that we don't have to be super brilliant. We don't have to know everything. We can just kind of try to, you know, find that Light inside of us, that God inside of us. And what does that look like? How does that come out?

Title card: How My Family Found Spiritual Refuge in Quaker Meeting

It's a place where you can go and be yourself and find that Light inside yourself. You know that Light when you do something good, when you feel good, when you help others? That thing that comes out and shines.

And we were just attracted to the Meeting because of the service aspect, the social justice, and really, the conversations at Adult First Day School kind of were the things we were concerned about and thinking about as a family.

So, my name is Matthew Sharp, and I live in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, and I go to Haddonfield Monthly Meeting.

The Return to Meeting
After a very long year of closure due to the COVID 19 pandemic, Friends are starting to talk about meeting outside and re-opening their meetinghouses.  It’s likely that many will want to continue offering a hybrid option – in person and via Zoom – so everyone can participate.
Emily Provance writes, in “Fruit Basket Upset:  And, the Eighth Continent”:
“…when this pandemic is over, are the Friends who’ve found new faith communities “going back?”  Will they return to their geographic meetings, or will they stay in their new-found Internet homes?  This is one drive behind the desire for hybrid meetings, and so far, I’m seeing a lot of conversation about the technical implications.  How do we create a hybrid meeting in which everyone can see and hear and minister?   See Here:
Hybrid Meetings.   On January 26, 2021, Philadelphia Yearly Meeting brought together meeting representatives to share their experiences in preparing for, and experiencing hybrid meetings.  The discussion is available on YouTube Here: Or read about the discussion Here:
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