August 5 Worship will begin at 9:45. Our monthly Meeting for healing will begon about 11:15
August 12 Worship begins at 9:45 Our monthly Meeting for Business begins about 11:15.
August 19 We will continue discussion of the Journal of Samuel Bownas, starting with the 2nd column on page 13.
Samuel Bownas was a Quaker minister who lived from 1676 to 1753. He lived in England, but also traveled widely in the American colonies. He was one of the most widely respected and important Friends ministers of his time. He was asked to write a small volume about the qualifications for the Quaker ministry, which he did. By reading his journal, we are able to see what it took to live and minister faithfully in a time different from our own. Our distance from those times gives us a kind of objectivity as we read his life, and, hopefully, it will help us to see how to live faithfully in our own times.
The text we use is from volume 3 of The Friends Library, copyright 1839. Reprints are available at the meeting house.
August 26 We will continue with the Journal of Samuel Bownas.