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Readings for Reflection: July 2008
from the Committee on Ministry and Counsel

This month’s brief Reading celebrates the variety of gifts that Friends bring to a Meeting. It appears in Britain Yearly Meeting’s Quaker Faith & Practice, in a section on “Our Community” in chapter 10, “Belonging to a Quaker Meeting.”

10.05 We recognise a variety of ministries. In our worship these include those who speak under the guidance of the Spirit, and those who receive and uphold the work of the Spirit in silence and prayer. We also recognise as ministry service on our many committees, hospitality and childcare, the care of finance and premises, and many other tasks. We value those whose ministry is not in an appointed task but is in teaching, counselling, listening, prayer, enabling the service of others, or other service in the meeting or the world.

The purpose of all our ministry is to lead us and other people into closer communion with God and to enable us to carry out those tasks which the Spirit lays upon us.


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