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 1/2020

Finland Yearly Meeting newsletter Quaker News 1/2020 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/QN-June-2020-final-version.pdf or by clicking on the button below: Quaker News...

FYM Quaker News 2/2019

The latter issue of FYM Quakers News can be read here: Quaker News 2/2019 The first issue for 2020 will also be published...

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:...
FWCC-EMES annual report 2019 published

FWCC-EMES annual report 2019 published

European Quakers’ organization FWCC-EMES’ annual report 2019 has been published. This year’s report pays attention to easy readability and images from the gatherings during the year. You can find the report on the EMES website. Also note the online meetings for worship that EMES and Woodbrooke organize almost daily. Here are some comments EMES have received from the attenders: The atmosphere is surprisingly like a face-to-face meeting: gathered and worshipful. Everyone can see everyone, like in the ideal face to face meeting where everyone is in a circle, and spoken ministry can be more clearly heard! Attendance is much better. People who live far from my meeting can easily attend, and it is nice to have them with us more often. As an online meeting is so easy to set up, it can easily be moved to a different hour. We have done that on occasion, moving it to late afternoon European time so that people who are at present in the United States can join us. In fact, the question should be raised at some point whether we should continue meeting online after the end of confinement. For more information when and how to join in, please see the website at...