The Memorial Meeting Planner, linked below as an Adobe Acrobat PDF document, is offered as an aid to organizing a memorial meeting for the TCFM community. It has been prepared by the Ministry and Counsel Committee for its own use and for the family and friends who make the arrangements. If you have suggestions or […]
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For a number of years, the community of Twin Cities Meeting (TCFM) has been struggling to understand and accept the joys and difficulties of being a large meeting. Slowly, in fits and starts, through faith and doubt, we are coming to terms with what we are. One Friend spoke of the “blessings of bigness,” and […]
This packet is based upon “When Death Comes to Meeting” by Pacific Yearly Meeting, as republished in Friends Bulletin in January 1975, and reprinted by Pacific Yearly Meeting in 1980. The main author of this version is Betsy Raasch-Gilman, who added some of her experiences and resources as a hospital chaplain to the packet as well.
Practical Preparations for One’s Death
In this time of war, we the members and attenders of the Twin Cities Friends Meeting state our belief in peace. In the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), we believer that there is that of God in everyone.
In this mutual exploration, there are disciplines which help us. Friends wishing to speak raise their hand. When the clerk recognizes them, they rise, and, when ready, speak their mind. If the clerk asks for silence, all Friends return to worship seeking understanding and openness; in this silence, one speaks only if led.
TCFM has recognized the marriage of same sex couples for 17 years and has done so in the exercise of our religious liberty. We will continue to do so regardless of any legislation or constitutional amendment to the contrary. Because we believe that the same sex couples whose marriages we have witnessed should be permitted […]