Quakers & Business at Work

Quakers & Business at Work

Let’s take some time to review the history of Quakers & Business
and talk about ideas for we can move forward in the future!
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Join Us for Worship, Conversation and Connection
  – Saturday, September 11th at 11 am EST (US)
 
We look forward to Zooming with you !
 
Nick, Jennifer & Lee
 
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My Spiritual Journey at Work

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Early Friends turned the Light of Christ within and allowed it to be their guide.

When did I first become aware of spirit working in my life?

How has this awareness impacted my choice of business or profession?

How do I nurture spirit and radical faithfulness during my work day?
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Join Us for Worship, Conversation and Connection
  – Saturday, July 10, 2021   –  11 AM EDT (US)
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Quakers & Business – FGC pre-Gathering Conference

Saturday, June 19th at 10:30 AM EDT (US) you can learn:
Why did early Quaker businesses do so well?  Did they do it without taking on debt?
Today’s Quakers think that early Quakers didn’t use debt, based on George Fox’s use of a quote from Romans 13:8, “owe no man anything but love.”  But early Quakers didn’t take what Fox said literally, they did use debt in their businesses – they had to.  Quakers were developing their businesses in an early stage of capitalism, when people didn’t know how to handle money, and there weren’t systems in place for how to deal with money.  So Quakers developed their own system, a way that led to the great success that many early Quaker business people had.  But it wasn’t without issues.  But when they ran into problems, they developed more advices.
Karen Tibbals, author of  Persuade, Don’t Preach  will present a summary of the deep dive into Quaker history she did as part of her thesis for her Masters Degree in Quaker History from Earlham School of Religion. She will tell you why Quakers had to use debt, what they said about it, the crises that happened and how Quakers dealt with them.
Here’s more information on the Quakers & Business FGC Pre-Conference schedule and a link to register through FGC.
This year the conference is  “pay as led”.  If cash is  a concern – or if you’re not sure Q&B is for you and you just want to check out Karen’s talk or some other event – then register for $0.  (We’d rather have the opportunity get to know you and share our ministry than to have  your money.)
We look forward to Zooming with you next week!
Nick Dosch, Jennifer Swann, Lee Rada

April 2021 – Centered at Work

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Centered at Work

We are a sprouting organization in a rapidly changing world.  Being centered allows us to be in the moment.

How do I work when I feel centered?

How do I operate creatively from my center?

How do I remember to return to my center when I am distracted?

 

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Join Us for Worship, Conversation and Connection
  – Saturday, April 10th at 11 am EST (US)
 
We look forward to Zooming with you !
 
Nick, Jennifer & Lee
 
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March 2021 – Creativity at Work

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Creativity at Work

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth…

    When I think about that of God in everyone, do I consider creativity?

    How am I creative in my work?

    How do I operate creatively from my center?
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Join Us for Worship, Conversation and Connection
  – Saturday, March 13th at 11 am EST (US)
 
We look forward to Zooming with you !
 
Nick, Jennifer & Lee
 
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Saturdays at Work February 2021

 

Practicing the Presence of God/Spirit at Work – 13th Feb 2021

Practicing the Presence of God/Spirit is an actual spiritual exercise that challenges us to remain focused on Spirit’s leadings during everyday activities. How do I find God/Spirit in the things I already have and can’t change.

How is my work an offering to God/Spirit?

How do I remember to return to my center when I am distracted?

How do I find satisfaction in the mundane of everyday, including my work?

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A New Year at Work

Join us as we look back on the blessings and challenges of 2020, then forward to 2021.
Saturday, January 9th.    11 am EST
Looking primarily at your work life in 2020, how have you seen spirit moving?

What avenues opened up for you, and what closed?
What will you carry forward in 2021 and beyond?
We look forward to Zooming with you
    – Nick Dosch, Jennifer Swann, Lee Rada
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Topic: Quakers & Business – A New Year at Work
Time: Jan 9, 2021 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting for Worship: Money at Work 12-12-2020 11 am

Meeting for Worship: Money at Work

Saturday December 12th 2020  11 am EST

(Second Saturday of the Month!)

Money.  

All Quakers use money.  

Sometimes money has a strange and powerful effect on people.  

Excitement, Suspicion, Rage, Fear, Security, Comfort, Shame and Empowerment are all words that come to mind while writing this.  

Money is so important to our lives that some Quakers spend large amounts of their lives trying to minimize their interactions with it, yet other Quakers spend most of their time focused on helping others as money managers and bankers.  

Did you know that British Quakers (a group of people much like us) banded together in the 1800s to start banks.  These Quakers used ethics, compassion, and their Quaker faith, which grew them into some of the biggest in the world?

When we work through our emotions around money, we are left with the very practical. 

How do our Quaker values affect our interactions with money now?  

How are we using money to deepen our Faith Community?

Please join us for worship sharing around the topic of money!

-Lee Rada, Jennifer Swann and Nick Dosch

Join our Cloud HD Video Meeting

Saturday, December 12, 2020 – 11 am EST

Queries

How ARE you?

How has your business been affected by the coronavirus? 

How have you been called to help meet the needs of your community/communities?

What positives have you observed? Negatives?

(Register now to create a member profile, and be part of a forum in which to share answers to queries like these)