Peterborough Quakers
Peterborough Quakers

Notices for January 2019

The April Appeal is for the Cyclone Idai disaster in South-east Africa —money to go to the Disasters Emergency Committee, which brings UK charities together in times of crisis.

 

 

Coffee & Company: please support these weekly coffee mornings as and when you can.  Intended for our wider community, they are open to friends, family and anyone in the neighbourhood.

 

 

Our Quiet Morning will be led by Fiona Elliott on the theme What the Mystics Gave us.  Lunch will be provided after this and donations invited towards its cost.  This quiet morning occurs every month on the second Friday.  

 

 

Threshing Meeting: 12 noon until no later than 4pm. (Bring a packed lunch.) 

This meeting is to explore our vision for Peterborough Meeting over the next twenty years, leading to our forming a vision for Cambridgeshire Area Meeting.   A Threshing Meeting differs from a Business Meeting in that it currently denotes a meeting at which a variety of different, and sometimes controversial, opinions can be openly, and sometimes forcefully, expressed, often in order to defuse a situation before a meeting for worship for business.  Originally the term was used to describe large and noisy meetings for convincement of ‘the world’s people’ in order to ‘thresh’ them away from the world. (12.26 of Q F & P)

 

THIS IS A VERY USEFUL AND TIMELY OPPORTUNITY TO CONSIDER THE FUTURE OF OUR MEETING AND HOW WE ENSURE THAT IT CONTINUES TO BE THE WARM, LOVING, WORSHIPPING COMMUNITY IT IS AND CONTINUES TO DEVELOP OUR OUTREACH AND SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY.

 

A timescale of twenty years may seem both unimaginable and daunting. We are currently a warm, welcoming and active Local Meeting but to maintain this and to grow into the future we do need all Friends to appreciate and consider the energy and resources that are required of us, now and over the years to come.

    

Therefore we are asking Friends for their thoughts on issues such as:

Why do you come to Peterborough Quaker Meeting?

What do you want from Peterborough Quaker Meeting?

Are our values relevant in our 21st century community?

How can we communicate our values?

How can we make ourselves more visible?

How can we inter-act more effectively with the local community?

 

 

Open Garden: please advertise this event wherever you can.  Cakes and scones will be needed.  Let Daphne know, please, if you can bring some.

 

WHERE WE MEET  


Peterborough Quaker Meeting House

21 Thorpe Road
Peterborough

PE3 6AB

See under 'Contact us' tab 

for further details.

MEETING FOR WORSHIP:

 

Sunday 10.30–11.30 am

 

Wednesday 7–7.45 pm

 

Children’s meeting is held on the second Sunday of every month.

 

 

OTHER EVENTS:

 

For details of study groups, meditation, social events and other activities see 'Calendar' and 'Events in 2019'

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