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Faith and Practice

Pacific Yearly Meeting

of the

Religious Society of Friends

a guide to quaker discipline in the experience of pacific yearly meeting of the religious society of friends.
published 2001

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Worship And The Meeting

pym in context
quaker faith & spiritual practice
testimony & experience of friends
organization of the society
activities & organization of the YM
sources of quotations
index of sources
subject index

We gratefully acknowledge the generosity of Friends who have permitted us to use material for this Faith and Practice.


Meeting For Worship

preparation for and participation in worship

 Friends who thoughtfully prepare to come together with clear minds and open hearts enhance the depth and quality of Meetings for Worship and for Business. Preparation may include regular prayer and worship, the reading of Scripture and other devotional literature, reflection, and other ways of experiencing God’s presence. The quality of each person’s participation affects the entire community. Regular and punctual attendance is helpful, as are attentive listening to the vocal ministry of others and the exercise of careful discernment in offering vocal ministry. Genuine preparation includes knowing others in the Meeting, being of service, and through words, actions and attitudes, honoring covenant relationships with one another and with the Living God.