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Faithshare Discussion Thursday 19th July

Title:        Pre-Life

When :     7:30pm

Where:    Friends Meeting House, Meeting House Lane, Lancaster

What happens before our entrance into the mother’s womb? What choices do we make in being conceived? Do we plan birth and choose a DNA blueprint and parents?

Cultures from all over the world describe how we chose the pre-birth agreements before entering this world, including Africa, India, Tibet, Greece, and Native American peoples.

Everyone welcome, whether you have specific ideas derived from your own tradition or just have your own personal views or even memories of a previous life.

Refreshments provided – donations towards the cost of the room welcome.

Faith and the Limits to Freedom

This will be held on

Thursday 10th May 2018

Time : 7:30pm – 9:00pm

Where: Room 1, Friends Meeting House, Meeting House Lane, Lancaster

This month we take a look at the issue of freedom and how faiths may interpret this differently to the secular society in which we share our lives. This is a controversial topic as freedom is such an emotive word and means different things to different people.

Hope you can join us.

As usual Teas and other Hot Drinks will be available and Donations will be accepted towards the cost of the room.

Is Goodness Enough?

This will be held on

Monday 9th April 2018

Time : 7:30pm – 9:00pm

Where: Room 1, Friends Meeting House, Meeting House Lane, Lancaster

This month we explore the theme of goodness in different faiths and whether there is a common understanding of the importance of developing goodness within ourselves.

Hope you can join us.

As usual Teas and other Hot Drinks will be available and Donations will be accepted towards the cost of the room.

Please join us for our March event focusing on

How our Faith deals with Hatred and Evil

This will be held on

Thursday 15th March 2018

Time : 7:30pm – 9:00pm

Where: Room 1, Friends Meeting House, Meeting House Lane, Lancaster

This month we look at a topic that appears to be more and more relevant these days, unfortunately. Let’s take some time together to examine and discuss what our traditions tell us about how to deal with our own hatred and what, exactly, evil is.

Hope you can join us.

As usual Teas and other Hot Drinks will be available and Donations will be accepted towards the cost of the room.

Please join us for our February event focusing on

Order and Structure in our living, or Rules of Life

This will be held on

Tuesday 6th February 2018

Time : 7:30pm – 9:00pm

Where: Room 2, Friends Meeting House, Meeting House Lane, Lancaster

This month we continue from last month’s discussion, where we looked at our Calendars and how each of our years is organised, so that we can deepen this to appreciate the structure that we can give to our daily lives. Perhaps you wish to share your routines or alternatively look at rules that help to shape our lifestyle to strengthen our faith and inspire our lives.

Hope you can join us.

As usual Teas and other Hot Drinks will be available and Donations will be accepted towards the cost of the room.

Our Faith Calendars

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Please join us for our January event focusing on

Our Faith Calendars

This will be held on

Monday 15th January 2018

Time : 7:30pm – 9:00pm

Where: Room 2, Friends Meeting House, Meeting House Lane, Lancaster

As the new year begins we turn our attention to the year ahead and use this as an opportunity to share each other’s years of festivals and special events that mark the turning points of the year to each of us.

Hope you can join us.

As usual Teas and other Hot Drinks will be available and Donations will be accepted towards the cost of the room.

Egyptian papyrus showing the egyptian calendar

Please join us for our December event focussing on

Candles and Light

This will be held on

Thursday 14th December 2017

Time : 7:30pm – 9:00pm

Where: Room 1, Friends Meeting House, Meeting House Lane, Lancaster

We wanted to choose a theme that was associated with the season of goodwill to all men (and women!) and yet was not exclusively Christian. Hopefully all faiths make use of Candles and Light within their ceremonies at this time of year so if you could find something to discuss and share with us along these lines that would be wonderful. If not, then just bring yourself along and be prepared to join in the discussions of others.

Hope you can join us.

As usual Teas and other Hot Drinks will be available and Donations will be accepted towards the cost of the room.

Come and join us to discuss the influence that light has had on your life and listen to others share their experiences from around the world.

Faith and Sacred Texts

Please do join us for our October Faithshare on

Tuesday 24th October 7:30pm – 9:00pm

in the William Stout Room, Friends Meeting House. Meeting House Lane Lancaster

The subject under discussion during this meeting will be “Faith and Sacred Texts”.

Please bring along a favourite reading from one of your own tradition’s sacred texts to share with the group. It may also be interesting to share your own personal views of where Sacred Texts have come from and how that affects your understanding of their importance.

If you have any other ideas you wish to share about Sacred Texts please share them with us.

We look forward to seeing you – even if this is your first time!

Teas and Coffees will be provided and donation will be sought to cover the cost of the room hire.

Please join us for our Faithshare meeting at :-

7:30pm – 9:00pm

in Room 2, Friends Meeting House, Meeting House Lane, Lancaster

The subject this month will be

Faith and Art

How does sacred art affect your understanding of religious texts?

Come and share your own experiences of this with us.

Refreshments will be available and opportunity will be provided for you to donate something towards the cost of the room hire.

Our next Faithshare will be on

Monday 12th June

Starting at 7.30 p.m

In Room 1, Quaker Meeting House, Lancaster, LA1 1TX

Our theme for this Faithshare is:

“Exploring Faith Through Reading (and Writing?) Novels, Poetry and Plays”

Janet Reeves, whose reflections on reading and writing fiction inspired this theme has suggested these thoughts about the theme

“When reading novels, plays or poetry we engage intimately with the author’s thoughts. Through the scenarios and characters created we share the writer’s exploration into the deep experiences and ultimate concerns of life. They may affirm our own Faith; challenge it; or introduce us to different Faiths and ways of making sense of the world in which we live. Please, join us, as we share works of literature which have led us to a deeper enjoyment and understanding of the mysteries of life and influenced our faith.”

As always, you may wish to share a short reading of a poem or passage from a piece of fictional writing that has affected your faith in some way; or simply reflect upon literature that has done so. No one is expected to `prepare’ something to `present’ or to speak; and you may prefer to share silently the exploration and celebration of the theme from the perspectives of our different faiths in a respectful, safe and friendly environment.