Experiment with Light -meditation online every 3rd Thursday of the month at 7 pm Finnish time, and weekly in English

Experiment with Light is a guided meditation process based on Quaker tradition. It helps to get in touch with some wisdom beyond the superficial concious mind and sometimes get guidance to different life situations (more info here: http://www.experiment-with-light.org.uk/ ). The process consists of about 40 min guided meditation and time for processing ”the findings” it alone and in group. For this part it’s useful to have paper, pen and possibly some colours at hand. I will guide EwL in Finnish online from every 3rd thursday of the month (until further notice) from 7 until about 8.30PM at Zoom (the link below). In English there’s a weekly EwL session online every Tuesday at 6-7.15 Finnish time, and every second thursday of the month at 9-11 pm Finnish time. Details from here: https://www.experiment-with-light.org.uk/events.htm FB:...

Online Meeting for Worship every sunday at 1-2 pm

The Religious Society of Friends in Finland organizes a Silent Meeting for Worship every sunday at 1-2 pm (Finnish time) online via Zoom. It’s also possible to participate via telephone. In the attachment you’ll find the permanent link & Finnish phone numbers for the meetings (if you want to call by phone from another country,let us know so we’ll generate a phone number according to your needs). We open the line latest at 12.45 to give space for testing Zoom etc. Also after the silence there’s space for sharing and chatting. Also if Zoom is new/challenging to you and you’d like to get help with it some other time, you can ask for that via the e-mail address suomenkveekarit [at] gmail.com...

Getting familiar with Quakers – A special event on Sunday 23/2/2020 in Helsinki

On Sunday 23/2/2020 at 10.30 onwards at Rauhanasema in Helsinki (at the adress Veturitori 3, right next to Pasila railways station) we’ll have a special event, which offers a great opportunity especially for newcomers to get to know about Quakers and try out the Silent Meeting for Worship. Jaana Erkkilä will tell about Quakers at 10.30 and one hour Meeting for Worship will start at 11.00 am. After that there’s time for relaxed chatting and a light meal together. WARMLY...

2/2/2020 Helsinki: Important meeting about Helsinki Worship group arrangements

On sunday 2/2/20 after the Silent Meeting for Worship at Rauhanasema, we will gather to talk about the arrangements of the meetings in Helsinki, especially how we could gather in Helsinki every sunday without exceptions. Anyone involved in or concerned with Helsiki Worship Group’s activities is warmly welcome, and also volunteers to open the door, make coffee etc. practical arrangements to welcome people to the meeting in the future are...

Remembering Quaker relief work in Finnish Lapland and looking at future challenges – Welcome to our weekend seminar!

Remembering Quaker relief work in Finnish Lapland 1945 – 47; looking at current and future challenges Weekend seminar at Rovaniemi 3.-4. October 2015. The American Friends’ Service Committee (AFSC) and the Finnish Christian Settlement Foundation had a crucial role in reconstructing Finnish Lapland which was totally destroyed and burned at the end of WWII. Quakers organized work camps 1945 – 47 for relief and reconstruction and many fruits were born from that work. Friends in Finland (a small group of about 35 members and active attenders) co-hosted a weekend seminar in Rovaniemi, (a town in Finnish Lapland) together with the Finnish Christian Settlement Foundation, in October 2015, to commemorate 70 years since the start of the work camps for relief and reconstruction. Our vision for the event was to look back, celebrate and learn from history in order to find new light for the present and the future. By remembering the work been done and looking at what came out of that initial impetus by Friends and others in America, we aimed to see what the role could be for our Quaker community in Finland today. What could be our work together with the Settlement movement? Where are we needed and called to serve? The weekend was divided into two sections: Saturday focused on the Quaker work camps in Lapland in 1945 – 47. We will also looked at the co- operation between the Finnish Settlement movement and Friends in Finland in the past and worked together to see what our future cooperation could be. Sunday the 4th of October celebrated the International Quaker Day. Representatives from international Quaker organizations to spoke...