See here for an important message regarding the community which has become a read-only site as of October 31.
There are many kinds of Quakers: Liberal, Conservative, Evangelical, Programmed, Unprogrammed... I don't know much about the Plain Dress Quakers; I think they're mostly in the Midwest. Generally, most Quakers dress like everyone else.
Hope this helps.
Hello, I am also new to the group. Like Sigurdur, I took the Belief-o-matic quiz and got a strong correlation to the Quaker faith. As I no longer find that the faith I was raised in answers my needs, I am open to exploring here and learning if Quakerism is a better fit.
Peace to all
Hello. My mother died 3 days ago. We were not close, but now we never will be. In trying to celebrate her life I was doing some genealogy and found out that her family were Quakers back to the mid 1800's. She was raised in western NJ as a Holiness-Friend. When I knew her she had lost her way spiritually and so I never knew anything about her religion. I am lost spiritually myself. Been a hard year for me so far. My health is failing, finances are dim, I turned 50 and lost my mother. I feel very alone and bleak. I guess I am a Seeker. So where do I start?
Hi, My name is Tom and I am new to Quakerism. I have been an attendy at a local meeting house for the past 5 weeks. The meeting is unprogrammed which I like a lot. I come from a Zen Buddhist tradition and feel more at home with the Quakers and their faith and beliefs. The meetings are silent for one hour of communal silent prayer, expectant waiting for the presence of God to speak in the still small voice. I am very fond of the community and may join one day.
Hello there,i took a quiz on this site the other day,i think it was called "what is your faith" and a orthodox Quaker was very high on the list which is interesting especially since i don't really know what a Quaker is
Just wanted to say hello. My name is Aingeal and I am currently a "seeker". Would love and discussion and personal views on Quakers.
I would like to say hello to all. I don't know much about the Quakers. I am a Bible believing person who would like to make Scriptural comments on various subjects and learn more about other Christians. Be blessed.
I would like to know about the Quakers denomination. I am not a Quaker but as I have read some of the beliefs of the Quakers I was quite startled and amused that the beliefs seemed to mirror my own beliefs. I have been a member of a few different denominations as I grew. I see them as a path of learning or different levels of maturity for me. I consider myself simply Christian at this point and do not put a lot of emphasis on denominations per se and consider matters of faith more important to me. However; if there may be a group of people who might have similar understandings as I do then I thought it might be worthwhile for me to learn more about them. I do not know if this is the case with Quakers and myself or not. But I would be very appreciative if anyone might help me to better understand what Quakers are like. Anything someone might be able to share would be helpful. Such as how are services conducted? I am somewhat familiar with their beliefs but do they sing hymns during service? Is there a time for solitary prayer as well as corporate prayer? I have other questions but this post is probably too long already.
I do not have a Quaker Church in my community but we have an area set aside in our home for prayer and the seeking of God's guidance. In my personal life, I have been working on the SPICE(S) philosophy for several years now. We do visit different Protestant Churches and a Catholic Church in the area on Sundays for Christian fellowship. Recently, I have had to deal with some imposed conflicts which negatively effected my health. To achieve inner peace and a sense of integrity, I have been forced to distance myself from the people that were causing me great harm (Book of Acts = Guidance.) I pray the prayer of patience and endurance. I know God is at work.
Hi. Just thought I'd give you a heads up and tell you that I've joined this group to learn more about your faith. I keep coming back to Quaker as being most inline with what I inherently believe. I am not sure how much I will be able to contribute, or whether any of my contributions (such as they are) will make sense, but I am glad to be here.