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April 2014 Letter to Friends

Letter to Friends

Newsletter of the Santa Fe Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends

Fourth month 2014


Calendar of Events


Meeting for Worship at the Meetinghouse, 630 Canyon Road is held every Sunday at 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. First Day School is during the 11:00 a.m. Meeting. Singing is at 10:00 a.m. each Sunday.

The South Santa Fe Worship Group holds Meeting for Worship every Sunday at 10:30 a.m.


Sunday, 4/06 12:30 Potluck @ Rise of Meeting,

Sunday, 4/13 10:10 2nd Sunday Friends Worship Sharing

Sunday, 4/20 10:10 Peace & Social Concerns Committee

Sunday, 4/27 10:10 Chanting as Preparation for Worship & Business Meeting for Worship



The Monthly Query for the 4rdth month, 2014

Are we sure that our meeting is a loving, spirit-centered community in which each person is accepted and nurtured and strangers are welcome?” (modified after IMYM F&P, p124, #2, first query)



April 2 – People for Peace meets the 1st Wednesday of the month at 6 pm. Meetings are held at the Commons Co-Housing, 2300 W. Alameda St. Questions to Linda Hibbs, 983-3906 or

April 6 – Monthly Potluck will take place at the rise of the 11:00 a.m. meeting.

April 11 & 12 – Regional Meeting will be held in Santa Fe, and the theme is “The Wellsprings of Spirit and Action”. Friday evening will be held at the Canyon Road Meetinghouse and all day Saturday at the Santa Fe Community Foundation, 501 Halona St. (just off Paseo de Peralta across from the PERA Bldg.).

April 13 - . Second Sunday Friends Journal Worship Sharing article is “Four Quaker Haiku” by William Seltzer from the January 2014 Friends Journal. Copies of this article will be available in the folder near the window in the library. Everyone is invited to attend!  We will begin at 10:10 am and close at 10:50 am.  Friends are encouraged to suggest articles, letters or poems from The Friends Journal to consider in future Worship Sharing’s - contact Howard Shulman @ 984-9908. Here’s the Friends Journal site to order your subscription -

April 14 – Ministry & Counsel will meet @ 5:30 pm at Jan-Willem Jansens’ office, . 1413 Second Street, Suite 5 Brief meetings for Friends’ concerns can be held on First First Days at 1:30 upon request. M & C members are Allen Winchester, Clerk, Carolyn Sigstedt, Karen Kuranz, Margy Willen, and the current Meeting clerk, Jan-Willem Jansens. Members & attenders are encouraged to bring issues of concern to the committee at any time and to feel free to attend the committee meeting for consideration of any kind.


April 20 - Peace and Social Concerns meets the third First day of every month between worship services from 10:05 to 10:55 am, Pam Gilchrist chairs these efforts and will publish topic in the weekly digest.

April 27 - Business meeting for Worship will meet at the rise of the meeting.

April 27 - 10:00 am - 4th Sunday Singing -- Chanting as preparation for worship. The basic repertoire is from Tony Martins Chanting workshop at Friends General Conference, July 2013.  These are simple chants repeated for a long time so that they can be picked up by ear.  If you have a favorite chant, please bring it.  For questions or suggestions, please contact Guthrie Miller at 954-4224 or _guthriemiller@gmail.com_ or


Business Meeting for Worship Minutes



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