Richard Fuller, Community Development & Fund Raising committee [Reprinted from the October 2013, TCFM Newsletter] Is “community” the core of TCFM? Or is it “worship?” Does TCFM need more money? A wonderful conversation has exploded online, in response to my article for the Community Development & Fund Raising committee (CDFR) in the August TCFM newsletter. […]
Twin Cities Friends Meeting (TCFM) practices unprogrammed silent worship, without ministers or prepared ministry of any kind. We wait together silently in faith that divine spirit, or an irresistible sense that we have a message to share with our fellow worshippers, may visit us at any time. Visitors are encouraged to attend at least several meetings for worship to get a sense of our manner of worship and spoken ministry.Below are documents related to the manner and practice of Friends’ worship, and specifically at Twin Cities Friends Meeting.
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, […]