SparkPeople Spark Society of Friends Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=25360 A place for Quakers to come together and support each other. All traditions and beliefs welcome - let's hold one another in the light on our journey! SparkPeople Spark Society of Friends Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=25360 New Year 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25360x56169049 Friends, <BR> How are we doing as we go into a new year? Are we being gentle with ourselves and others? Are we respecting our bodies as we work to improve our health? Are we active in our communities in whatever way works for us? <BR> <BR> Blessings to all of you Wed, 1 Jan 2014 17:17:24 EST Has anyone heard of Quaker Quest? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25360x51804167 My Meeting is hosting a series of information gatherings, and last night was the first one on Quakers and God. Two Friends spoke of their experience and understanding, we had discussion time and questions, followed by a short time of quiet. As a relative newcomer to the Society of Friends, I'm finding it very helpful. The Quaker Bakers outdid themselves, and I managed to limit myself to one small guava bar, a strawberry, and a melon chunk. Thu, 24 Jan 2013 13:42:28 EST Is Christ center and circumference of our lives? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25360x51132506 You shall have no other gods before me." Exodus 20:3 <BR> <BR> I am so imperfect, failing at every turn, neglecting all that I love most. Maybe my trying is to no avail however I just cannot believe that it is so. The relationship I have with Jesus assures me that I have both Light and Advocate. He does not forsake me. Yet, in my daily going-abouts, my mind oftentimes wanders very far from His Grace and Guidance. <BR> That prayer "thy will be done" haunts me in my struggles to remain... Sat, 8 Dec 2012 09:58:27 EST July Query http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25360x48908128 post 'em here! <em>213</em> Mon, 9 Jul 2012 21:39:54 EST Continue this team? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25360x48823388 I joined this team awhile back looking for a creative way to stay connected with Friends community. I work as a chorister in a mainline church on First Days. I am fairly new to the Society of Friends, started attending my local meeting last summer. My job keeps me from being more involved, so I am an Attender whenever I can and go to monthly fellowship gatherings as often as possible. I was hoping this team might provide another way to connect with Friends, to learn more, to feel part of a... Wed, 4 Jul 2012 11:07:32 EST Pings for October 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17354x25360x44379841 Congratulations to our SparkPoints leaders: <BR> <BR> CJWORDPLAY <BR> JUSTBIRDY <BR> <BR> and to our Fitness Minutes leader: <BR> <BR> CJWORDPLAY <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Keep up the good work! Sun, 2 Oct 2011 04:45:11 EST Pings for September 25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17354x25360x44266401 Congratulations to our SparkPoints leaders: <BR> <BR> CJWORDPLAY <BR> JUSTBIRDY <BR> BEEKAYBEE <BR> EMERALDEO <BR> ATMAJANARDHAN <BR> CYBERDANIEL4 <BR> THEROYALGOAT <BR> JJS1959 <BR> RLBARNETT <BR> <BR> and to our Fitness Minutes leaders: <BR> <BR> CJWORDPLAY <BR> JUSTBIRDY <BR> BEEKAYBEE <BR> ATMAJANARDHAN <BR> EMERALDEO <BR> RLBARNETT <BR> <BR> Keep up the good work! Sun, 25 Sep 2011 15:32:43 EST Pings for September 18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17354x25360x44141524 Congratulations to our SparkPoints leaders this week: <BR> <BR> CJWORDPLAY <BR> JUSTBIRDY <BR> BEEKAYBEE <BR> EMERALDEO <BR> ATMAJANARDHAN <BR> CYBERDANIEL4 <BR> JJS1959 <BR> RLBARNETT <BR> <BR> and to our Fitness Minutes leaders: <BR> <BR> CJWORDPLAY <BR> JUSTBIRDY <BR> BEEKAYBEE <BR> ATMAJANARDHAN <BR> RLBARNETT <BR> <BR> You all Rock! Keep up the good work! Sun, 18 Sep 2011 06:30:08 EST Pings for Sept. 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17354x25360x44019853 Congratulations to our SparkPoints leaders: <BR> <BR> CJWORDPLAY <BR> JUSTBIRDY <BR> BEEKAYBEE <BR> CYBERDANIEL4 <BR> JJS1959 <BR> <BR> and to our Fitness Minutes leaders: <BR> <BR> CJWORDPLAY <BR> JUSTBIRDY <BR> BEEKAYBEE <BR> <BR> Keep up the good work! Sun, 11 Sep 2011 05:53:25 EST pings for August 21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17354x25360x43648263 Congratulations to our SparkPoints leaders: <BR> <BR> CJWORDPLAY <BR> JUSTBIRDY <BR> BEEKAYBEE <BR> ALDABATEUSE <BR> ELIZABETH_SKY <BR> RLBARNETT <BR> CYBERDANIEL4 <BR> <BR> and to our Fitness Minutes leaders: <BR> <BR> CJWORDPLAY <BR> BEEKAYBEE <BR> JUSTBIRDY <BR> ALDABATEUSE <BR> <BR> Keep up the good work! Sun, 21 Aug 2011 07:10:47 EST Pings for August 14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17354x25360x43528815 Congratulations to our SparkPoints leaders this week: <BR> <BR> CJWORDPLAY <BR> JUSTBIRDY <BR> BEEKAYBEE <BR> ALDABATEUSE <BR> ELIZABETH_SKY <BR> CYBERDANIEL4 <BR> <BR> and to our Fitness Minutes leaders: <BR> <BR> CJWORDPLAY <BR> BEEKAYBEE <BR> JUSTBIRDY <BR> ALDABATEUSE <BR> <BR> Congratulations! Sun, 14 Aug 2011 07:12:09 EST Pings for August 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17354x25360x43409289 Congratulations to our SparkPoints leaders; <BR> <BR> CJWORDPLAY <BR> JUSTBIRDY <BR> BEEKAYBEE <BR> ELIZABETH_SKY <BR> <BR> and to our Fitness Minutes leaders: <BR> <BR> CJWORDPLAY <BR> BEEKAYBEE <BR> JUSTBIRDY <BR> <BR> Keep up the good work! Sun, 7 Aug 2011 04:50:38 EST Today's Pings! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17354x25360x43030089 <em>244</em> to our SparkPoints leaders: <BR> <BR> CJWORDPLAY <BR> JUSTBIRDY <BR> BEEKAYBEE <BR> ELIZABETH_SKY <BR> JJS1959 <BR> ALDABATEUSE <BR> CYBERDANIEL4 <BR> RLBARNETT <BR> EMERALDEO <BR> <BR> and <em>243</em> to our Fitness Minutes leaders: <BR> <BR> CJWORDPLAY <BR> BEEKAYBEE <BR> JUSTBIRDY <BR> <BR> Keep up the good work! Sun, 17 Jul 2011 05:40:54 EST Today's Pings! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17354x25360x42901806 For SparkPoints: <BR> <BR> CJWORDPLAY <BR> JUSTBIRDY <BR> BEEKAYBEE <BR> ELIZABETH_SKY <BR> JJS1959 <BR> ALDABATEUSE <BR> CYBERDANIEL4 <BR> <BR> and for Fitness Minutes: <BR> <BR> CJWORDPLAY <BR> BEEKAYBEE <BR> JUSTBIRDY <BR> <BR> Congratulations! Sun, 10 Jul 2011 07:50:02 EST "Pings" for the week: 6/19-6/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17354x25360x42643070 Our SparkPoints leaders this week: <BR> <BR> CJWORDPLAY <BR> JUSTBIRDY <BR> BEEKAYBEE <BR> ALDABATEUSE <BR> THEROYALGOAT <BR> ELIZABETH_SKY <BR> JJS1959 <BR> EMERALDEO <BR> <BR> and our Fitness Minutes leaders: <BR> <BR> CJWORDPLAY <BR> BEEKAYBEE <BR> JUSTBIRDY <BR> ALDABATEUSE <BR> EMERALDEO <BR> <BR> Congratulations! Keep up the good work! <BR> <BR> I will be traveling next Sunday, so the "pings" will be posted again on July 10 - Sun, 26 Jun 2011 06:21:42 EST "Pings" for the period - 6/5-6/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17354x25360x42510705 Congratulations to our SparkPoints leaders this week: <BR> <BR> CJWORDPLAY <BR> SPARKBIRDY <BR> BEEKAYBEE <BR> THEROYALGOAT <BR> ELIZABETH_SKY <BR> JJS1959 <BR> ALDABATEUSE <BR> <BR> and to our Fitness Minutes leaders: <BR> <BR> CJWORDPLAY <BR> BEEKAYBEE <BR> <BR> Sun, 19 Jun 2011 07:37:29 EST "Pings" for the week: 5/29-6/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17354x25360x42242894 Congratulations to our SparkPoints leaders this week: <BR> <BR> CJWORDPLAY <BR> BEEKAYBEE <BR> SPARKBIRDY <BR> ELIZABETH_SKY <BR> ALDABATEUSE <BR> JJS1959 <BR> <BR> and to our Fitness MInutes leaders: <BR> <BR> CJWORDPLAY <BR> BEEKAYBEE <BR> <BR> Keep up the good work! Sun, 5 Jun 2011 06:36:18 EST Morning F(f)riends, http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x25360x42192481 Hello...I've been on Sparkspeople for over a year but recently became more serious with my dietary issues when I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. My numbers were right on the edge so I'm sure diet and exercise will get it under control. <BR> <BR> I was pleasantly surprised to find a message board for Quakers/Friends. I have been a member of Friends churches since childhood so feel most comfortable worshiping in this tradition. My family and I currently attend a small church in rural Io... Thu, 2 Jun 2011 12:31:51 EST Anybody else feel ambivalent about Memorial Day? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25360x42119068 Growing up, I had school on Memorial Day (and Veterans' Day) because the School Committee thought that the holidays celebrated war....(and had to pay for my trolley ride to school because the SEPTA people didn't believe that we had school and that I was not trying to sneak on the trolley illegally).... <BR> <BR> I am now married to a Vietnam Combat veteran - who went to war because he thought it was the right thing to do - <BR> <BR> Different perspective - but same questions - <BR> <BR> P... Mon, 30 May 2011 07:07:10 EST "Pings" for the week: 5/22-5/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17354x25360x42102246 Congratulations to our SparkPoints leaders this week: <BR> <BR> CJWORDPLAY <BR> SPARKBIRDY <BR> BEEKAYBEE <BR> ELIZABETH_SKY <BR> DCARTJUNKIE <BR> JJS1959 <BR> THEMOSTHAPPY <BR> EMERALDEO <BR> <BR> and to our Fitness Minutes leaders: <BR> <BR> CJWORDPLAY <BR> BEEKAYBEE <BR> SPARKBIRDY <BR> DCARTJUNKIE <BR> <BR> Sun, 29 May 2011 07:35:43 EST "Pings" for the week: 5/15-5/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17354x25360x41967336 Congratulations to our SparkPoints leaders: <BR> <BR> CJWORDPLAY <BR> SPARKBIRDY <BR> BEEKAYBEE <BR> ELIZABETH_SKY <BR> DCARTJUNKIE <BR> THEMOSTHAPPY <BR> EMERALDEO <BR> <BR> and to our Fitness Minutes leaders: <BR> <BR> CJWORDPLAY <BR> BEEKAYBEE <BR> SPARKBIRDY <BR> DCARTJUNKIE <BR> <BR> Keep up the good work! Sun, 22 May 2011 06:05:40 EST "Pings" for the week - 5/8-5/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17354x25360x41830011 Congratulations to our SparkPoints leaders this week: <BR> <BR> CJWORDPLAY <BR> SPARKBIRDY <BR> BEEKAYBEE <BR> ELIZABETH_SKY <BR> DCARTJUNKIE <BR> THEMOSTHAPPY <BR> EMERALDEO <BR> <BR> and to our Fitness Minutes leaders: <BR> <BR> CJWORDPLAY <BR> BEEKAYBEE <BR> DCARTJUNKIE <BR> SPARKBIRDY <BR> <BR> Keep up the good work! <BR> <BR> Sun, 15 May 2011 06:04:39 EST "Pings" for the week - 5/1-5/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17354x25360x41693026 Congratulations to our SparkPoints leaders this week: <BR> <BR> CJWORDPLAY <BR> SPARKBIRDY <BR> BEEKAYBEE <BR> ELIZABETH_SKY <BR> DCARTJUNKIE <BR> THEMOSTHAPPY <BR> <BR> and to our Fitness Minutes leaders: <BR> <BR> CJWORDPLAY <BR> DCARTJUNKIE <BR> BEEKAYBEE <BR> <BR> Way to Go! Keep up the good work! Sun, 8 May 2011 05:40:25 EST "Pings" for the week - 4/24-4/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17354x25360x41544475 No "pings" this week - the April information is missing - they will be back next week - <BR> <BR> Keep up the good work, everyone! Sun, 1 May 2011 05:03:07 EST "Pings" for the week - 4/17-4/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17354x25360x41408247 Congratulations to our SparkPoints leaders this week: <BR> <BR> CJWORDPLAY <BR> SPARKBIRDY <BR> ELIZABETH_SKY <BR> JJS1959 <BR> BEEKAYBEE <BR> ATMAJANARDHAN <BR> DCARTJUNKIE <BR> THEMOSTHAPPY <BR> AMAZINGANN <BR> CYBERDANIEL4 <BR> EMERALDEO <BR> <BR> and to our Fitness Minutes leaders: <BR> <BR> CJWORDPLAY <BR> SPARKBIRDY <BR> ELIZABETH_SKY <BR> BEEKAYBEE <BR> ATMAJANARDHAN <BR> <BR> You all ROCK! Sun, 24 Apr 2011 06:03:54 EST "Pings" for the week - 4/10-4/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17354x25360x41269887 Our SparkPoints leaders this week: <BR> <BR> CJWORDPLAY <BR> SPARKBIRDY <BR> ELIZABETH_SKY <BR> JJS1959 <BR> ATMAJANARDHAN <BR> BEEKAYBEE <BR> THEMOSTHAPPY <BR> AMAZINGANN <BR> DCARTJUNKIE <BR> CYBERDANIEL4 <BR> EMERALDEO <BR> <BR> and our Fitness Minutes leaders: <BR> <BR> CJWORDPLAY <BR> SPARKBIRDY <BR> ELIZABETH_SKY <BR> BEEKAYBEE <BR> ATMAJANARDHAN <BR> <BR> Keep up the good work! Sun, 17 Apr 2011 04:10:11 EST "Pings" for the week - 4/3-4/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17354x25360x41125499 SparkPoints pings for the week go to: <BR> <BR> CJWORDPLAY <BR> SPARKBIRDY <BR> JJS1959 <BR> ELIZABETH_SKY <BR> ATMAJANARDHAN <BR> BEEKAYBEE <BR> THEMOSTHAPPY <BR> DCARTJUNKIE <BR> AMAZINGANN <BR> EMERALDEO <BR> <BR> Fitness Minutes pings for the week to: <BR> <BR> CJWORDPLAY <BR> ELIZABETH_SKY <BR> BEEKAYBEE <BR> ATMAJANARDHAN <BR> <BR> Congratulations! Sun, 10 Apr 2011 04:27:31 EST "Pings" for the week - 3/27-4/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17354x25360x40971852 Congratulations to our SparkPoints leaders this week: <BR> <BR> CJWORDPLAY <BR> SPARKBIRDY <BR> ATMAJARNADHAN <BR> ELIZABETH_SKY <BR> BEEKAYBEE <BR> <BR> and to our Fitness Minutes leader.... <BR> <BR> CJWORDPLAY <BR> <BR> <BR> Nice work! Sun, 3 Apr 2011 05:18:15 EST NYT article on Friends Seminary http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25360x40936513 <link>www.nytimes.com/2011/04/01/nyregion/<BR>01friends.html?hp </link> <BR> <BR> If you may not know, I'm currently only an aspiring Friend, so things may have stood out in a different way for me. <BR> <BR> It's interesting that somebody thought that a school could distract the meeting from its purpose, which is worship. That surprised me a bit. Whatever else you do with your time, you're still quite free to set aside time for pure worship. And what higher earthly purpose could there be... Fri, 1 Apr 2011 11:09:03 EST "Pings" for the week - 3/20-3/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17354x25360x40818609 Congratulations to our SparkPoints leaders this week: <BR> <BR> SPARKBIRDY <BR> CJWORDPLAY <BR> ELIZABETH_SKY <BR> THEROYALGOAT <BR> BEEKAYBEE <BR> AMAZINGANN <BR> ATMAJANARDHAN <BR> THEMOSTHAPY <BR> CYBERDANIEL4 <BR> JJS1959 <BR> DCARTJUNKIE <BR> <BR> and to our Fitness Minutes leaders: <BR> <BR> SPARKBIRDY <BR> CJWORDPLAY <BR> AMAZINGANN <BR> ATMAJANARDHAN <BR> BEEKAYBEE <BR> ELIZABETH_SKY <BR> THEROYALGOAT <BR> THEMOSTHAPPY <BR> <BR> Great work! Keep on Sparking! <em>345</em> Sun, 27 Mar 2011 06:36:26 EST "Pings" for the week - 3/13-3/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17354x25360x40669368 Congratulations to our SparkPoints leaders this week: <BR> <BR> SPARKBIRDY <BR> CJWORDPLAY <BR> ELIZABETH_SKY <BR> THEROYALGOAT <BR> BEEKAYBEE <BR> AMAZINGANN <BR> THEMOSTHAPPY <BR> CYBERDANIEL4 <BR> ATMAJANARDHAN <BR> <BR> <BR> and to our Fitness Minutes leaders: <BR> <BR> SPARKBIRDY <BR> CJWORDPLAY <BR> BEEKAYBEE <BR> AMAZINGANN <BR> ATMAJANARDHAN <BR> ELIZABETH_SKY <BR> THEROYALGOAT <BR> THEMOSTHAPPY <BR> <BR> <em>243</em> Sun, 20 Mar 2011 07:02:44 EST "Pings" for the week - 3/6-3/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17354x25360x40524381 Our SparkPoints leaders: <BR> <BR> CJWORDPLAY <BR> ELIZABETH_SKY <BR> THEROYALGOAT <BR> BEEKAYBEE <BR> THEMOSTHAPPY <BR> AMAZINGANN <BR> CYBERDANIEL4 <BR> <BR> And our Fitness Minutes leaders: <BR> CJWORDPLAY <BR> ELIZABETH_SKY <BR> BEEKAYBEE <BR> AMAZINGANN <BR> THEMOSTHAPPY <BR> <BR> Congratulations! <em>250</em> Sun, 13 Mar 2011 08:18:26 EST "Pings" for the week - (2/27-3/6) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17354x25360x40367271 Congratulations to our SparkPoints leaders this week: <BR> <BR> SPARKBIRDY <BR> CJWORDPLAY <BR> ELIZABETH_SKY <BR> THEROYALGOAT <BR> THEMOSTHAPPY <BR> BEEKAYBEE <BR> AMAZINGANN <BR> CYBERDANIEL4 <BR> <BR> and to our Fitness Minutes leaders: <BR> <BR> SPARKBIRDY <BR> CJWORDPLAY <BR> AMAZINGANN <BR> THEMOSTHAPPY <BR> ELIZABETH_SKY <BR> BEEKAYBEE Sun, 6 Mar 2011 07:12:55 EST "Pings" for the week - 2/20-2/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17354x25360x40198241 Our SparkPoints leaders: <BR> <BR> SPARKBIRDY <BR> CJWORDPLAY <BR> THEMOSTHAPPY <BR> THEROYALGOAT <BR> BEEKAYBEE <BR> ELIZABETH_SKY <BR> JJS1959 <BR> EMERALDEO <BR> CYBERDANIEL4 <BR> <BR> and our Fitness Minutes leaders: <BR> <BR> SPARKBIRDY <BR> CJWORDPLAY <BR> BEEKAYBEE <BR> THEROYALGOAT <BR> <BR> And...our bloggers this month - thank you for your messages! <BR> <BR> ELIZABETH_SKY <BR> SPARKBIRDY <BR> CJWORDPLAY <BR> THEROYALGOAT <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> You are all an inspiration! Than... Sun, 27 Feb 2011 07:02:20 EST "Pings" for the week - 2/13-2/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17354x25360x40039612 A big <em>244</em> to our SparkPoints leaders this week: <BR> <BR> SPARKBIRDY <BR> CJWORDPLAY <BR> THEMOSTHAPPY <BR> THEROYALGOAT <BR> BEEKAYBEE <BR> ELIZABETH_SKY <BR> JJS1959 <BR> EMERALDEO <BR> <BR> And <em>243</em> to our Fitness Minutes leaders: <BR> <BR> SPARKBIRDY <BR> CJWORDPLAY <BR> BEEKAYBEE <BR> THEROYALGOAT <BR> <BR> Congratulations! Sun, 20 Feb 2011 07:34:42 EST "Pings" for the week - 2/6-2/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17354x25360x39883074 A big <em>244</em> for our SparkPoints leaders this week: <BR> <BR> SPARKBIRDY <BR> CJWORDPLAY <BR> THEMOSTHAPPY <BR> THEROYALGOAT <BR> BEEKAYBEE <BR> ELIZABETH_SKY <BR> JJS1959 <BR> EMERALDEO <BR> <BR> And a loud <em>243</em> to our Fitness Minutes leaders: <BR> <BR> SPARKBIRDY <BR> CJWORDPLAY <BR> BEEKAYBEE <BR> THEROYALGOAT <BR> <BR> Sun, 13 Feb 2011 04:07:14 EST "Pings" for the week - 1/30-2/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17354x25360x39720767 <em>244</em> for our SparkPoints leaders this week: <BR> <BR> THEMOSTHAPPY <BR> SPARKBIRDY <BR> CJWORDPLAY <BR> THEROYALGOAT <BR> BEEKAYBEE <BR> JJS1959 <BR> EMERALDEO <BR> ELIZABETH_SKY <BR> <BR> and <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>243</em> to our Fitness Minutes leaders: <BR> <BR> SPARKBIRDY <BR> CJWORDPLAY <BR> BEEKAYBEE <BR> <BR> You all ROCK! Sun, 6 Feb 2011 03:59:11 EST "Pings" for the week - 1/23-1/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17354x25360x39561275 A big <em>244</em> to our SparkPoints leaders this week: <BR> <BR> CJWORDPLAY <BR> SPARKBIRDY <BR> THEROYALGOAT <BR> EMERALDEO <BR> BEEKAYBEE <BR> THEMOSTHAPPY <BR> SARAHHHSPARK <BR> JJS19159 <BR> ELIZABETH_SKY <BR> CYBERDANIEL4 <BR> 1CHRISTYW <BR> DCARTJUNKIE <BR> ALDABATEUSE <BR> <BR> And a loud, yet Quakerly, <em>243</em> to our Fitness Minutes leaders: <BR> <BR> CJWORDPLAY <BR> SPARKBIRDY <BR> THEROYALGOAT <BR> EMERALDEO <BR> BEEKAYBEE <BR> THEMOSTHAPPY <BR> SARAHHHSPARK <BR> 1CHRI... Sun, 30 Jan 2011 19:20:14 EST Weekend get-away http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17354x25360x39504588 I will be away this weekend - back on Sunday afternoon - so the acknowledgments will be posted a little later than usual- Fri, 28 Jan 2011 03:58:27 EST Weekly Acknowlegements 1/16-1/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17354x25360x39373498 A Quakerly <em>244</em> to our SparkPoints leaders this week: <BR> <BR> CJWORDPLAY <BR> SPARKBIRDY <BR> THEROYALGOAT <BR> EMERALDEO <BR> BEEKAYBEE <BR> THEMOSTHAPPY <BR> SARAHHHSPARK <BR> JJS1959 <BR> 1CHRISTYW <BR> DCARTJUNKIE <BR> CYBERDANIEL4 <BR> ELIZABETH_SKY <BR> <BR> And a Quakerly <em>243</em> to our Fitness Minutes leaders this week: <BR> <BR> SPARKBIRDY <BR> CJWORDPLAY <BR> EMERALDEO <BR> SARAHHHSPARK <BR> BEEKAYBEE <BR> THEROYALGOAT <BR> THEMOSTHAPPY <BR> DCARTJUNKIE <BR> 1C... Sun, 23 Jan 2011 03:38:25 EST Feedback requested - http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17354x25360x39354947 I've been posting these shout-outs, which I have decided to call "acknowledgements" for a few weeks now (about 2 months) and I'm wondering if people are enjoying them and/or finding them helpful. <BR> <BR> I have mixed feelings about them (for this team, in particular) but I'm not sure how much of this is f*mily pathology and how much of this is Quaker tradition - so I'm looking for a little help to sort this out - <BR> <BR> The f*mily I grew up in was/is quite gifted in many ways, but th... Sat, 22 Jan 2011 08:14:56 EST Weekly Acknowle dgements 1/9-1/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17354x25360x39196024 A big <em>244</em> to our SparkPoints leaders this week: <BR> <BR> CJWORDPLAY <BR> SPARKBIRDY <BR> THEROYALGOAT <BR> EMERALDEO <BR> BEEKAYBEE <BR> THEMOSTHAPPY <BR> JJS1959 <BR> SARAHHHSPARK <BR> 1CHRISTYW <BR> DCARTJUNKIE <BR> CYBERDANIEL <BR> <BR> And a loud <em>243</em> to our Fitness Minutes leaders: <BR> <BR> SPARKBIRDY <BR> CJWORDPLAY <BR> THEROYALGOAT <BR> EMERALDEO <BR> BEEKAYBEE <BR> THEMOSTHAPPY <BR> SARAHHHSPARK <BR> DCARTJUNKIE Sun, 16 Jan 2011 05:13:05 EST Shout-outs for the week (1/2-1/8) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17354x25360x39003767 A big <em>244</em> to our SparkPoints leaders this week: <BR> <BR> SPARKBIRDY <BR> CWORDPLAY6 <BR> EMERALDEO <BR> THEROYALGOAT <BR> BEEKAYBEE <BR> THEMOSTHAPPY <BR> 1CHRISTYW <BR> DCARTJUNKIE <BR> SARAHHHSPARK <BR> CYBERDANIEL4 <BR> JJS1959 <BR> <BR> And a loud <em>243</em> for our Fitness Minute leaders: <BR> <BR> SPARKBIRDY <BR> CWORDPLAY6 <BR> BEEKAYBEE <BR> EMERALDEO <BR> THEROYALGOAT <BR> THEMOSTHAPPY <BR> SARAHHSPARK <BR> DCARTJUNKIE <BR> 1CHRISTYW <BR> <BR> You all rock! Sun, 9 Jan 2011 05:22:01 EST Hello from a Newbie! :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x25360x38882986 Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I am new to SparkPeople as well as new to Quakerism - so I am a newbie all around! I am so excited to find this group! <BR> <BR> I have had some personal struggles and suffered some big losses in my life recently, and it inspired me to a kind of quest for faith. I was raised a Catholic (in fact my mother is a nun...true story) but with all due respect that religion is just not for me. I have searched and studied and attended service at all number of faiths over the pa... Tue, 4 Jan 2011 18:22:08 EST Shout-outs for the week (12/26-1/1) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17354x25360x38801677 A big <em>244</em> to our SparkPoints leaders this week: <BR> <BR> SPARKBIRDY <BR> CWORDPLAY6 <BR> THEROYALGOAT <BR> BEEKAYBEE <BR> DCARTJUNKIE <BR> JJS1959 <BR> 1CHRISTYW <BR> <BR> And a loud <em>243</em> to our Fitness Minutes leaders: <BR> <BR> SPARKBIRDY <BR> CWORDPLAY6 <BR> THEROYALGOAT <BR> <BR> You all rock! Sun, 2 Jan 2011 05:45:08 EST Shout-outs for the week (12/19-12/26) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17354x25360x38655727 Congratulations to our SparkPoints leaders this week: <BR> <BR> SPARKBIRDY <BR> CWORDPLAY6 <BR> JJS1959 <BR> BEEKAYBEE <BR> CYBERDANIEL4 <BR> COURTENAYE <BR> AMAZINGANN <BR> ELIZABETH_SKY <BR> RLBARNETT <BR> <BR> And to our Fitness Minutes leaders: <BR> <BR> SPARKBIRDY <BR> CWORDPLAY6 <BR> BEEKAYBEE <BR> RLBARNETT <BR> <BR> You all Rock! Sun, 26 Dec 2010 06:20:51 EST Second Query http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16681x25360x38584774 I found this on the New England Yearly Meeting website, and it struck a chord - <BR> <BR> Do I recognize when I have enough? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 21 Dec 2010 04:17:36 EST Shout-outs for the week (12/12-12/18) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17354x25360x38551454 Please join me in acknowledging our SparkPoints and Fitness Minutes leaders this week: <BR> <BR> SPARKBIRDY <BR> CWORDPLAY6 <BR> BEEKAYBEE <BR> JJS1959 <BR> CYBERDANIEL4 <BR> ELIZABETH_SKY <BR> RLBARNETT <BR> AMAZINGANN <BR> <BR> Way to Go! You all Rock! Sun, 19 Dec 2010 05:41:40 EST Shout-outs for the week (12/5-12/11) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17354x25360x38429236 Please feel free to acknowledge our SparkPoints leaders this week: <BR> <BR> SPARKBIRDY <BR> CWORDPLAY6 <BR> JJS1959 <BR> BEEKAYBEE <BR> CYBERDANIEL4 <BR> ELIZABETH_SKY <BR> RLBARNETT <BR> AMAZINGANN <BR> <BR> and our Fitness Minutes leaders <BR> <BR> SPARKBIRDY <BR> CWORDPLAY6 <BR> BEEKAYBEE <BR> RLBARNETT <BR> <BR> You all rock! Sun, 12 Dec 2010 03:48:42 EST Shout-outs for the week (11/28-12/4) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17354x25360x38297073 Congratulations to our SparkPoints leaders this week: <BR> <BR> SPARKBIRDY <BR> CWORDPLAY6 <BR> JJS1959 <BR> BEEKAYBEE <BR> CYBERDANIEL4 <BR> ELIZABETH_SKY <BR> <BR> and to our Fitness Minutes leaders this week: <BR> <BR> SPARKBIRDY <BR> CWORDPLAY6 <BR> BEEKAYBEE <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <em>243</em> Sun, 5 Dec 2010 06:15:52 EST Shout-outs for the week (11/21-11/27) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17354x25360x38157315 A big <em>244</em> for our SparkPoints leaders this week: <BR> <BR> SPARKBIRDY <BR> CWORDPLAY6 <BR> JJS1959 <BR> BEEKAYBEE <BR> CYBERDANIEL4 <BR> <BR> And a loud <em>243</em> for our Fitness Minute leaders this week: <BR> <BR> SPARKBIRDY <BR> CWORDPLAY6 <BR> BEEKAYBEE <BR> ATMAJARDHAN <BR> <BR> You all rock! <BR> <BR> And for our other team members - keep your eyes on the prize (and feel free to send your own acknowledgements to our leaders)! Sun, 28 Nov 2010 05:09:55 EST How was your First Day? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25360x38054343 Hello Friends, <BR> I just got home from riding my bike to and from Meeting, to find a message from our Team Leader (SP clerk?!) in my SP inbox, so I thought a First Day checkin might be fun as a sticky topic. <BR> <BR> It felt great to ride my bike - it's a half hour each way, and it's mostly on a new bike trail. I live in Houston & our meeting's biggest challenge is how far-flung we are, so it is a great feeling to be able to ride my bike to meeting, since many Friends have to drive 45 min... Sun, 21 Nov 2010 17:14:37 EST Another youtube from San Diego! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25360x37508874 This meeting has a really nice new strawbale meeting house, and they are very eco-involved there. <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfXN8mqNI0E </link> Sun, 24 Oct 2010 17:16:40 EST interesting, disturbing blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25360x36293723 read the whole thing, especially the links that take you to the food pantry analogy! <BR> <link>quakerclass.blogspot.com/2010/08/mod<BR>ern-plea.html </link> <BR> this really got me thinking, since I often have difficulties when Quakers speak of the problems of class. Thu, 26 Aug 2010 13:17:29 EST Watch this youtube from San Diego! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25360x36037794 <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5X_wUA7wBo </link> Fri, 13 Aug 2010 20:07:27 EST friends and Friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25360x35762239 Today (8/1) is Friendship Day (who knew?) and I found this quote (purportedly) from William Penn on the internet: <BR> <BR> A true friend unbosoms freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably. ~William Penn <BR> <BR> I would like to be a f/Friend like this. Sun, 1 Aug 2010 08:41:06 EST Ascetic? (Exploring #2) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25360x35567432 William Penn's No Cross No Cross exhorts good Christians to deny luxury, including things like a love of food. <BR> <BR> To what extent would you say this makes the Society an ascetic sect? Should good religion, spiritualism, and morality depend on self-denial? At what point is it too much? <BR> <BR> And do I really have to avoid the foods I love? What about the value of enjoying God's creation? Thu, 22 Jul 2010 12:27:41 EST No Cross No Crown (Exploring Quaker ideas) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25360x35567280 I'm reading an abridged version of this...I hope one day I can get my hands on a full version, but I can't seem to find one. Anyway! <BR> <BR> William Penn speaks about two things I want to ask about. <BR> <BR> 1. The vanity and pride of luxury - including going to plays and other "foppery." Today, many thoughtful members of society would seem to think supporting the arts is a good way to expand your mind and help the community. What do you think - are plays (and movies!) moral excesses... Thu, 22 Jul 2010 12:20:53 EST Good evening! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x25360x35155911 Hello, everyone. <BR> <BR> I've been around here for a couple weeks, just getting acclimated. So here's a bit about myself: <BR> <BR> I'm not a proper Quaker, not yet at any rate. I'm a regular visitor at a local meeting, though, and consciously working towards eventual membership. <BR> <BR> Besides that, I'm a law student, and I try hard not to let myself be defined by my career (not easy!). I like to quilt and read. My favorite color is blue. I think Norway is the most perfect place on e... Thu, 1 Jul 2010 23:03:29 EST Why do Quakers use capital letters? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25360x35053896 If all words are equal, why do Quakers follow capitalization rules (like, for example, First Day School)? <BR> <BR> Wish I had thought of this question in high school... <BR> <BR> Of course, a foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds...(Emerson, I think). Sun, 27 Jun 2010 06:51:58 EST Hello Friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x25360x34530289 I am new to the site and thought I'd stop by. I'm from the "other" PYM. Wed, 2 Jun 2010 01:56:59 EST Meeting for Eating strategies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25360x28372308 Hi Friends, <BR> <BR> Those of us who are active in Friends communities know that Meeting for Eating is a big part of what we do. Let's share some strategies for getting through those events without blowing our eating plans. Whether we call it a pot-luck, a dish-to-pass, or food-to-share, it's a part of how we build our communities. <BR> <BR> I'm a vegetarian, so I immediately rule out any foods with meat. My meeting, however, generally brings only vegetarian foods now, so that strategy is... Sun, 13 Sep 2009 09:41:11 EST Hi there. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x25360x27597177 I'm not a Quaker, as I've grown up in a secular family (my mum was originally a Catholic, my dad was originally an Episcopalian), but I am interested in learning about the Society of Friends and someday joining in, so here I am. I don't often think about how to identify my religious or philosophical beliefs (although the beliefs themselves are always in my mind), but when pressed I identify myself as a Buddhist, but that doesn't really cover it. I am a fervent pacifist, a seeker after a simpl... Mon, 10 Aug 2009 04:26:48 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x25360x27255951 I'm Christy and I'm a member of Richmond Friends Meeting in VA. I live about an hour from the Meeting so I don't get there as often as I like. I would love to speak with people who understand that what Quakers are and that we are not "those people who dress funny." Sun, 26 Jul 2009 07:48:13 EST Greeting Friends! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x25360x26254265 Hi, I'm BeeKay from upstate NY, a member of New York Yearly Meeting. I saw Kate's intro and Newberg is a place in my family history -- both my mother's parents went to George Fox University when it was Pacific College. And I'm pretty sure that my grandmother's parents are in the cemetery there. I'll check in here periodically to see if anything is going on. Thu, 11 Jun 2009 21:58:27 EST Eyes Wide Open http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25360x18491187 Yesterday our monthly meeting hosted the "Eyes Wide Open" memorial that has been assembled by the American Friends Service Committee. I was very moved by the display which included prayer flags (one for each American soldier who has been killed in Iraq), combat boots (one pair for each Oregon soldier who has been killed in Iraq), hardhat (One for each Oregon contractor who has been killed in Iraq), and civilian shoes (empty pairs to represent a fraction of the Iraqi civilians who have died). ... Mon, 15 Sep 2008 10:34:44 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x25360x18399635 Sure, I'll play. <BR> <BR> I live in Newberg, Oregon and attend a programmed Friends meeting. We're a vibrant group with lots of kids and active ministries. I currently serve as the assistant clerk of the meeting but have served off and on as an Elder and on the committee for social concerns. I am also active as a respresentative to the yearly meeting. <BR> <BR> I have a husband and two sons (one in college and one in kindergarten). I work at the local college. <BR> <BR> my life is good.... Thu, 11 Sep 2008 14:49:45 EST Welcome! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25360x18191498 Browsing the religious Spark Teams, I noticed that there were a million Christian groups, several pagan ones, and a few atheist/agnostic group (that leaned toward being decidedly anti-religion on their message boards). But what about us Friends, and the diverse beliefs we hold? <BR> <BR> I find great strength in my Quaker upbringing and the somewhat unconventional understanding of the divine it has brought me. And I know I'm not alone in that! <BR> <BR> I hope this can be a place for thos... Wed, 3 Sep 2008 18:33:20 EST