Ecstatic Dance & Silent Meeting for Worship online 29/8/2021 at 6-8 pm GMT +2 (Finland)

In Quaker’s silent Meeting for Worship we gather to just sit together in God’s presence and listen to the whispers of the Spirit in our hearts. Sometimes these whispers inspire us to minister to others, vocally or in some other form.   God’s Spirit can speak to us in so many ways. It can be thoughts and words or it can be images, sensations, feelings, colours, sounds, movement…   In Ecstatic Dance we surrender to our body and let it move us…The rational mind quiets down and gives way to the music and the dance that arises naturally.. so the Spirit can move us in this way, too!   We’ll meet at Zoom and start our Meeting for Worship by dancing  to a shared playlist for 1-1,5 h, then continue the Worship in the Silence for a bit longer. You are welcome to share in any language and anyone can help out by translating each other’s words when needed, and when there’s no translation we can try to feel and listen to the Divine behind the message even if our brain doesn’t understand the words. Warmly welcome!   IMPORTANT: The guidelines for Ecstatic dance, adapted to online setting: THE DANCE FLOOR IS A NON-VERBAL SPACE We join together to create a safe and sacred space for movement. Eliminating talking on the dance floor allows us to move out of our heads and into our bodies, hearts, and souls. We leave behind the words and worries of the day and connect with spirit and one another in new ways.   THE DANCE FLOOR IS A PLACE OF RESPECT AND SAFETY...

Help us to help – we’ll add 50c to every euro you donate!

Dear Friends. The city of Helsinki has witnessed new kind of problems faced by those who are addicted to alcohol and/or drugs. Coronavirus has forced the social services to shut down the facilities that provide food and the possibility to wash oneself. The addicted and the homeless are hungry, which increases their substance abuse and overall poor health. Many of those living on the street need emergency aid which is harder and harder to find. Quakers will gather donations for these people during Christmas, New Year and the beginning of the year 2021. The donations will go to the Salvation army. We will add fifty cents to every euro donated through us, the maximum limit of overall donations treated this way being 2000 euros. You can give your donation to our bank account: FI57 8020 0710 2249 98 (Danske Bank). The message to attach to your donation: “Ruoka-apu” (food aid). Fundraising permit:...

Online Meeting for Worship every first sunday at 1-2 pm

The Religious Society of Friends in Finland organizes a Silent Meeting for Worship every month’s first 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 Zoom-link and further...
Celebrating World Quaker Day 4/10/20 at 6-9 pm with Ecstatic Dance Quaker Worship

Celebrating World Quaker Day 4/10/20 at 6-9 pm with Ecstatic Dance Quaker Worship

In Quaker’s silent Meeting for Worship we gather to just sit together in God’s presence and listen to the whispers of the Spirit in our hearts. Sometimes these whispers inspire us to minister to others, vocally or in some other form. God’s Spirit can speak to us in so many ways. It can be thoughts and words or it can be images, sensations, feelings, colours, sounds, movement… ❤ In Ecstatic Dance we surrender to our body and let it move us…The rational mind quiets down and gives way to the music and the dance that arises naturally.. so the Spirit can move us in this way, too! ❤ Let’s celebrate World Quaker Day the 4th of October at 6 pm EEST by this experiment to combine Silent Meeting for Worship with dance! We’ll meet at Zoom (the link to it you’ll find by opening the attached file) and gather for our Meeting for Worship in Silence for a short moment, then continue by dancing to a shared playlist for 1-1,5 h, then continue the Worship in the Silence again for a bit longer than in the beginning. You are welcome to share in any language, and anyone can help out by translating each other’s words into other languages, and when there’s no translation we can try to feel and listen to the Divine behind the message even if our brain doesn’t understand the words. IMPORTANT: The guidelines for Ecstatic dance, adapted to online setting: THE DANCE FLOOR IS A NON-VERBAL SPACE We join together to create a safe and sacred space for movement. Eliminating talking on the dance floor...

FYM Quaker News 3/2020

Finland Yearly Meeting newsletter Quaker News 3/2020 is now published online. The latest issue includes lots of reading and stories and greetings from Friends around the country. You can ready it at the address http://www.kveekarit.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/KVEEKARIUUTISET_3_2020.pdf or by clicking on the button below: Quaker News 3/2020  ...