Newness to Quakerism

Is it only the newcomer among us who needs the welcoming and orientation within our meetings? Doesn’t any Quaker experience new responsibilities, new situations, and the need for welcoming by groups new to them throughout his or her life? We would like to share some of our own experiences. In some we were incredibly blessed; in some there was frustration or awkwardness; but in all there was the opportunity to learn. There was the first time David spoke in a meeting for worship. This was two or three years after his first experience of having a message, but not🔒

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David and Virginia Wood are members of Dayton (Ohio) Meeting. They carry a traveling minute from Ohio Valley Yearly Meeting.

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