Christie Duncan-Tessmer - How meetings can better interact with PYM - Summer 2022 Salem QM
PYM General Secretary Christie Duncan-Tessmer speaks on how meetings can better interact with PYM at Summer 2022 Salem Quarterly Meeting. Held at the Woodbury Friends Meetinghouse. Thank you Christie for your presentation.
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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.
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