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6 years ago  ::  Jan 23, 2008 - 1:36PM #1
tomterrilewis
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Is anyone here knowledgeable about the Cincinnati Friends Meeting? If so, would this group generally be aligned more with liberal or orthodox quaker beliefs?

Pardon my ignorance, or if I'm asking an inappropriate question.

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6 years ago  ::  Jan 23, 2008 - 1:36PM #2
tomterrilewis
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Is anyone here knowledgeable about the Cincinnati Friends Meeting? If so, would this group generally be aligned more with liberal or orthodox quaker beliefs?

Pardon my ignorance, or if I'm asking an inappropriate question.

--TL
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6 years ago  ::  Jan 24, 2008 - 12:09PM #3
Ancestral
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I'm a person who went from more liberal universalist Quaker beliefs to a more orthodox position (although more of the traditional Christian universalism of Quaker thought). Due to a lack of Quaker bodies in my area, I attend the local United Church of Christ.

The Cincinnati Friends meeting has semi-programmed worship which would indicate to me that they are part of the Friends United Meeting (FUM) which is Christocentric in orientation. You find semi-programmed worship among FUM Quakers (as well as unprogrammed), unprogrammed worship among the more liberal Quakers of the Friends General Conference and the Beanite/Independent Yearly Meetings, fully programmed worship among the Evangelical Friends International, and unprogrammed worship among the "Conservative" Friends (Ohio, Iowa, and North Carolina - Ohio has an Affiliate Membership program for those who live in areas away from their Monthly Meetings such as in other states). In general, FUM and Conservative meetings would be considered more orthodox in theology. FUM is closer to the mainline Christian denominations in theology (although beliefs range from liberal to orthodox). EFI is closer to the nondenominational, evangelical Christian churches in theology. Conservative Yearly Meetings are the closest to the original Quaker practice and theology.

http://www.cincinnatifriends.org/

Affiliate membership with the Ohio Yearly Meeting (Conservative)

http://www.ohioyearlymeeting.org/discip … #Affiliate

The Conservative Friend

http://www.conservativefriend.org/index.htm

I hope this is helpful.
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6 years ago  ::  Jan 24, 2008 - 7:37PM #4
foxfell
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Here are some links that might be helpful.  This first one will give you a list of some of the meetings in each state:

http://www.quaker.org/meetings.html

This next link is a good starting point for general information about Quakerism:

http://www.quakerfinder.org/faq.htm

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6 years ago  ::  Jan 24, 2008 - 7:51PM #5
BillSamuel
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Cincinnati Friends Meeting is a member of Wilmington Yearly Meeting, which is a part of Friends United Meeting, the largest association of orthodox Friends.

You can now search for Friends meetings/churches of any (or no) affiliation at http://www.fwccdirectory.org/
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6 years ago  ::  Jan 25, 2008 - 6:39AM #6
foxfell
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I found three Cincinnati meetings:

1. The Ohio Valley Yearly Meeting:

http://ovym.quaker.org/com.htm

2. The Eastern Hills Friends Meeting:

http://www.easternhillsfriends.org/

3. Cincinnati Friends Meeting:

http://cincinnatifriends.org/
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6 years ago  ::  Jan 25, 2008 - 7:04AM #7
foxfell
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I apologize for the redundant url posts.  I didn't read the above posts quite as carefully as I should have.
All these are good sources of information.  I hope all will be helpful and that you find what you are looking for.

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6 years ago  ::  Jan 27, 2008 - 6:25PM #8
tomterrilewis
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Thank you to all who responded. This information is quite helpful to me.


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6 years ago  ::  Jan 27, 2008 - 6:25PM #9
tomterrilewis
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Thank you to all who responded. This information is quite helpful to me.


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6 years ago  ::  Jul 16, 2008 - 5:27PM #10
Starchild
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My question is do i have to be a Christian to belong to the Soceity of Friends? I already share many of your view points like World Peace, non-violence, Charity, Community Service, non-worship/non ritual? There is no meeting close to go ask someone so I am asking here because this is only community I can reach out to.

Thank You
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