ST. PETERSBURG QUAKER MEETING
Coming Events Calendar

2018

Every Month:

  • Adult First Day School (Adult Discussion Group) 9:30-10:15 AM

  • Youth First Day School 10:40-11:30 AM

    • (Youth gather after 10 minutes of sitting in Meeting for Worship)

  • Meeting for Worship (10:30-11:30 AM)

  • Announcements (11:30-noon)

  • Socializing (noon-12:30 PM)

Program following Socializing (generally 12:30 -2:00PM): 

  1. First Sunday: Committee Meetings

  2. Second Sunday: Quaker Education (2018: Discussion of history and practices compiled in the Quaker Guidebook, Faith and Practice

  3. Third Sunday: Meeting for Worship with a concern for Business

  4. Fourth Sunday: Potluck

  5. Fifth Sunday: Special events

First Month -January 

Dec.1- Jan.14 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Day of

Service Food Pantry Drop-off Site; partnership with

Everyday Heroes Project –bring non-perishables  

Jan. 11 2nd Thursday Quaker Café (dinner 6:00 PM) Women’s and Men’s Group Meetings (7 -8:30 PM)  Theme: Gratitude

Jan. 15  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Day Parade 

Jan.  21    Women’s March Rally in Williams Park

Quaker table—distribute  literature on Quakers,

Women’s Rights and  Non-Violence;  make posters  

Second Month - February 

Feb 2 and 3 St. Petersburg Meeting is hosting the

Friends General Conference Executive Committee.

All welcome to the Friday  evening program.

Feb. 8   2nd Thursday Quaker Café (dinner 6:00 PM )  Women’s and Men’s Group Meetings (7-8:30 PM)

Theme: Love- bring poetry to share

Feb.13 Coalition Against Gun Violence Night 6:30 PM Allendale United Methodist Church 3803 Haines Rd N    Quakers sharing table with League of Women Voters literature about Quakers, guns  and non-violence,             postcard writing about upcoming legislation

Third Month - March

March 8  International Women’s Day action

2nd Thursday Quaker Café (dinner 6 PM ) Women’s  

& Men’s Group Meetings (7-8:30 P M) Theme: TBA

March 17 Quarterly Meeting

Gathering of Tampa, St Petersburg, Sarasota,

Clearwater and Lake Wales Meetings

March 28-Apr. 1 Southeast Yearly Meeting

Gathering of Quakers in FL plus others in the SE

Fourth Month - April

April 7 Old Southeast Community Yard Sale 8:30 am - 2:00 pm

April 14POTLUCK ON THE PATIO, FRIENDS BRING A FRIEND. This will be a festive occasion with cloth tablecloths, centerpieces, candles, strung lights in the trees,,,⭐️, a little music....Gather at 5:30, eat at 6pm. 

Menu:  Chicken salad with pineapple and pecans, lettuce, tender croissants, potato salad.  Coffee, tea, and lemonade.  You may BYOB of choice. **We need dishes to round out the menu such as veggies, salads, sides, and desserts.**

April 21 - Society of Friends (Quaker) Tent at the Earth Day Festival on April 21st in Williams Park,  Downtown St. Petersburg FL.  350  2nd Ave N.
We will have peace flags, buttons and bumper stickers, literature and an 2 inter-generational participatory art projects: 

  • The Tree of All Life Project

  • The All Natural Mother Earth Mandala

  • Lots of Friendly folks will be there to visit and share information about Quaker projects to clean up hazardous waste, promote sustainable manufacturing and renewable energy and save the wild places from pipelines, mining and the like.

 Mother Nature Mandala

Mother Nature Mandala

 Tree of Life Project

Tree of Life Project

Fifth Month - May

Earth Day table & interactive art project

2nd Thursday Quaker Café (dinner 6:00 PM) Women’s and Men’s Group Meetings (7 -8:30 PM) at the Meeting House

Sixth Month - June

Pride March and table

2nd Thursday Quaker Café (dinner 6:00 PM) Women’s and Men’s Group Meetings (7 -8:30 PM) at the Meeting House

Seventh Month - July

2nd Thursday Quaker Café (dinner 6:00 PM) Women’s and Men’s Group Meetings (7 -8:30 PM) at the Meeting House

Eighth Month - August

2nd Thursday Quaker Café (dinner 6:00 PM) Women’s and Men’s Group Meetings (7 -8:30 PM) at the Meeting House

Ninth Month - September

2nd Thursday Quaker Café (dinner 6:00 PM) Women’s and Men’s Group Meetings (7 -8:30 PM) at the Meeting House

Tenth Month - October

2nd Thursday Quaker Café (dinner 6:00 PM) Women’s and Men’s Group Meetings (7 -8:30 PM) at the Meeting House

Saturday, October 20 Circus McGurkis (10am - 4pm)

  • Gibbs High School

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Letter to The Tampa Bay Times and other publications regarding the mass-shootings Tree of Life Synagogue, Pittsburg, PA.  

Saturday, October 27, 2018

The St. Petersburg Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) mourns with the families of the bereaved and holds in our hearts the recovery of those injured in the October 27th attack on the Tree of Life Synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh, PA.  We stand in solidarity with the Jewish Federation of Pinellas and Pasco Counties and all of our Jewish neighbors and friends. We hold you in the Light as we grieve with you.

Our Quaker testimonies ask us to live a life that demonstrates alternatives to violence and support others who share in efforts to create peaceful communities. We share the suffering of each community whose hearts have been broken by the many killings of the past years.

We offer our love and support to all who have been victimized and to all who resist the bullying tactics of those who use fear and hate to generate anti-Semitism, racism, sexism, homophobia and persecution of the marginalized and impoverished. 

 As we search for ways to let our lives speak, Friends do not believe that hate and violence in our communities can be prevented by surrounding ourselves with more security forces and more easily available weapons. Our testimonies call upon us to counter the darkness by seeking the light within that unites everyone; to move beyond differences to build bridges with our neighbors. We offer tenderness in this time of sorrow and alliance in the ongoing struggle to counter in word and deed the virulent messages of those who would divide us.

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Eleventh Month – November

2nd Thursday Quaker Café (dinner 6:00 PM) Women’s and Men’s Group Meetings (7 -8:30 PM) at the Meeting House

Twelfth Month - December

2nd Thursday Quaker Café (dinner 6:00 PM) Women’s and Men’s Group Meetings (7 -8:30 PM) at the Meeting House