So far, CDFR (Community Development & Fund Raising) committee has been talking a lot about money. But it’s not about money, ultimately. It’s about “serving God,” or “relying on community to help us do the right thing…” however you want to say it. Money is a tool that helps us join with, and contribute to, […]
Information for those unfamiliar with Quakerism, either recent attenders or still considering attending.
As Ministry and Counsel strives to balance its charge to hold the spiritual health of the Meeting at large with the concerns and care for TCFM’s individual members and attenders, we are creating a number of small working groups within the committee. These groups are charged to focus on and bring forth ideas and energy on a number of the “larger issues” that often get lost in the fullness of M&C’s work.
Meeting for worship is held every Sunday at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., and Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. The 11 a.m. meeting has First Day School (Quakerese for Sunday School) and nursery care throughout the school year, and informal child care during the summer months. First and fifth Sundays are exceptions. On first Sundays […]
The Meeting for Worship has been referred to as “the pearl of Quakerdom”. The Committee on Ministry and Counsel hopes to enrich our Meetings for Worship by reviewing with Friends some of the qualities of a good Meeting. There are two aspects of our Meetings for Worship The first is the silence of group worship, […]
Twin Cities Friends Meeting (TCFM) belongs to the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), with affiliations to Northern Yearly Meeting and Friends General Conference. We are located at 1725 Grand Ave. in St. Paul, Minnesota, a block east of Fairview (view map/directions), telephone 651/699-6995. Sunday parking is available at the Ramsey Junior High School lots; enter either at Grand and Cambridge, or from the frontage road on the south side of Summit between Wheeler and Cambridge.
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.