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San Francisco Friends Meeting
Quaker Meetings for Worship info
Sundays at 11 a.m.
Wednesdays at 6 p.m.
65 Ninth Street (between Market St. and Mission St.)
San Francisco, CA 94103

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Spiritual Community

Witnesses for Peace and Social Justice
Please visit the Peace Vigil
each Fifth Day (Thursday) at noon.

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Meeting for Worship commences each First Day (Sunday) at 11:00 a.m., with Children's First Day School (Childcare) in the Meetinghouse. Introduction to Meeting for Worship provided at 10:40 a.m. (please ask the "Welcome Friend" in the lobby).
All Seekers are welcome.
 
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Further information about Quaker Worship and Children's First Day School.
The current month's newsletter is available online at sfquakersnewsletter.blogspot.com. (More on news page.)
Registration for the 2014 Memorial Day Retreat (May 23-26) is now open! Click here for more information or see the newsletter.
Friends representing our Meeting witness at the peace vigil each Fifth Day (Thursday) from noon to 1 p.m. in front of the Federal Building at Golden Gate & Larkin Streets, San Francisco.

Advices & Queries based on Quaker Faith and Practice



Ninth Month: Integrity and Personal Conduct


      Integrity has always been a goal of Friends. It is essential to trust, to all communication between people and between people and God. Integrity grounds our beliefs, thoughts, and actions in our spiritual center and makes us whole.

      Friends believe that we are called speak the truth. A single standard of truth requires us to conduct ourselves in ways that are honest, direct, and plain, and to make our choices, both large and small, in accord with the urgings of the Spirit. It follows that we object to taking an oath, which presupposes a variable standard of truth. Be true to your word.

      ... let your yea be yea, and your nay, nay.
      James 5:12, KING JAMES VERSION

      From early days Friends have opposed gambling and practices based on chance. These activities profit from inevitable loss of others, promote greed, and conflict with good stewardship. Public lotteries have not furthered their purported benefit to the public good. All addictions are of concern. As the use of alcohol and tobacco all too often entail serious risks to self and others, Friends who serve alcohol at home should be diligent in offering alternatives. Alcohol should not be served at Meeting gatherings.

      Find recreation that brings you joy and energy. Be aware of how your choices affect yourself and others.


(Queries in ordinary type are directed to individuals. Queries in italics are directed to the Meeting in its corporate integrity)

Each Month's selections are taken from the Yearly Sequence of Advices & Queries.

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