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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.)
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



Fourth Month: Stewardship and Vocation


      John Woolman said, "As Christians all we possess are the gifts of God... To turn all treasures we possess into the channel of Universal Love becomes the business of our lives." The principle of stewardship applies to all we have and are. As individuals, we are called to use our time, our various abilities, our strength, our money, and our material possessions with care, managing them wisely and sharing them generously.

      From the indwelling Seed of God, we discover our particular gifts and discern the service to which we are called. In making choices about occupation or education, consider the way that offers the fullest opportunity to develop your individual abilities and contribute to the world community while providing for yourself and your family. In daily work, manifest a spirit of justice and understanding, and thus give a living witness to the truth.

      Be ready to limit engagements, to withdraw for a time, or even to retire from an activity that inhibits your ability to follow a higher call. Try to discern the right moment to accept new responsibilities as well as to relingquish responsibility that can pass to others. Be open to your calling in different stages of life. Meetings need the strength and vigor of young people as well as the experience and wisdom of elders. Although they may not be able to contribute great financial support, their energy and insight invigorate the community. As people begin careers and families, they may need the spiritual and experienced help of the Meeting. Later, when families are growing up and careers are established, greater participation in the Meeting and greater financial support may become possible. Welcome the approach of old age, your own and others', as an opportunity for wisdom and greater attachment to the Light. Meetings should be ready with material and spiritual support for those suffering from unemployment or facing difficult vocational decisions.


(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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