Category Archives: travel in ministry

Disruptive innovation – part of the Quaker tradition in these times?

“Dost thou call this place a church? or dost thou call this mixed multitude a church?” But instead of answering him, the priest asked what a church was? to which George replied, “The church is the pillar and ground of truth, made … Continue reading

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Near where the ancestors sleep – new faithfulness emerges (Lake Champlain Worship Group)

The Champlain Islands Quaker Meeting is a worship group under the care of Burlington VT meeting. This past First-day I had the blessing of worshiping with them.  I had heard that their meeting was originally a summer meeting, but now they … Continue reading

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Bloom where you are planted. Know what Living Water you need.

This week has been a very full one, in terms of actions for justice across New England. I’ve been encouraged to see so much engagement, so much of God’s Truth being shared and supported by so many of all faiths … Continue reading

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Traveling in Gospel Ministry – new openings, old threads

There’s a thread you follow. It goes among things that change. But it doesn’t change. People wonder about what you are pursuing. You have to explain about the thread. But it is hard for others to see. While you hold … Continue reading

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The webs we weave in Covenant Community

A number of years ago, while at our Yearly Meeting Annual Sessions, I said the following: In traveling many places this year and worshiping with Friends, I have seen that it’s not about boundaries, it’s about centers. In all the … Continue reading

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New adventures, well-worn paths

We will now consider our young Minister as having an enlargement of both understanding and love, engaging [her] mind to labour for the good of others; and this can’t be confined to thy own Meeting, Church, or County, where thou … Continue reading

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Acadia Friends Meeting

This weekend I had the blessing of visiting with Acadia Friends.  I arrived Friday evening for a weekend of workshops and conversations (and potlucks!) regarding digital presence and outreach.  I left them well equipped with information and next steps, and … Continue reading

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if you have only one prayer… an Uxbridge Thanksgving

“Sympathized deeply and livingly with the seed in the Monthly Meeting at Uxbridge. Found great relief in watering the thirsty.” – Job Scott, Quaker Minister, November 1790. He had just turned 40, and had two years of life left. This … Continue reading

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For those that have gone down to the sea in ships – New Bedford Meeting

Some of you set sail in big ships;     you put to sea to do business in faraway ports. Out at sea you saw God in action,     saw his breathtaking ways with the ocean: With a word he called up the wind—     an … Continue reading

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Wherein the minster reflects on returning to home.

This has been quite a full week, at the 358th Annual Sessions of the New England Yearly Meeting of Friends (Quakers).  This particular post is a direct reflection on how support has worked for me this year from Fresh Pond … Continue reading

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