Special Meetings For Worship to Focus on SFC’s Nature and Purpose

Dear Friends,

The SFC elders would like you to know that this Sunday (May 7) during our Meeting for Worship we will be doing something a bit different.  As we prepare for changes in our shared future, we want to take time to reflect on the nature and purpose of our SFC community. We’ll begin by looking at our church community in its Silverton context. Later, we’ll consider our place in the larger Quaker community. Finally, we’ll look at how each of us is part of the community that is our church.

  • May 7 – Silverton Friends Church and Silverton/Surrounding Areas
  • May 21 – Silverton Friends Church and Quakers
  • June 4 – Silverton Friends Church and Us

There will be opportunities to sit in silence, to discuss with others if you wish, and to share with the body if you are led to do so. Our desire is to hear how the Holy Spirit has been leading and shaping our hearts and desires around outreach and service in the place where we are planted. This is not a time to share about individual perspectives on human sexuality, or about our relationship to Northwest Yearly Meeting.

Queries that might shape our prayer and conversation could be things like

  • How are we showing God’s love to this community?
  • What is our community? Where does it begin and end?
  • In what ways can an explicitly Quaker church speak into the life of this town?
  • How does Silverton experience SFC?
  • What wild hopes, dreams and visions do we have for ministry in this place?
  • If we were true to the historic calling of American Quakers, what would we be doing in 21st century Silverton?

We hope you will be part of our worship in song, silence, and listening this Sunday.

In Christ,

Your Elders

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