With each move, and there have been many, new Cincinnati Friends Meeting (CFM) member Ann Criswell finds a spiritual home. Beginning with the Lafayette, IN, Methodist Church she attended as a child—“shepherded there by my Great Aunt Irma, the organist”—Ann’s spiritual journey has revolved around community. “My family was so
To provide educational materials for its members, in April of 1830 Cincinnati Friends Meeting decided to establish a library. Within a month, 80 books and a number of pamphlets had been collected, and Ephraim Morgan was named the first librarian. The following December, he and several other Friends were appointed
On the afternoon of April 22nd, several friends gathered to participate in Cooking in Community, an event organized by Nurturer for Spiritual Growth and Outreach Cathy Barney for the purposes of gauging interest in a possible nurture group around aging and to introduce friends to the new We Care initiative.
When the Religious Society of Friends was first established in the seventeenth century, Quakers tended to be skeptical of higher education, which was often regarded as vocational training for the paid clergy. However, they strongly supported basic education for both boys and girls. Yearly meetings encouraged monthly meetings to operate
Cathy Barney is Cincinnati Friends Meeting’s Nurturer for Spiritual Growth and Outreach. More than 60 Quakers from all branches gathered April 27-29 at the Earlham School of Religion (ESR) for the first Quaker Leadership Conference to discern the decline of our faith in North America. The conference was organized by