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Quaker Notes

The weekly bulletin of the Friends Meeting of Orlando. 

August 25, 2022 Edition
For additional information please contact us. Please also view our website.
316 E. Marks Street, Orlando, Florida, 32803 
(two blocks N. of Colonial, two blocks E. of Magnolia)
Orlando Meeting - Zoom Link
Passcode 316EMarks (case sensitive)
Masks are currently required in the Meeting House
SEYM Half Yearly Meeting Postponed
New Date: December 16-19

SEYM was unable to lease the Youth Camp at Wekiwa Springs State Park for the Thanksgiving weekend.  We were able to secure it for the weekend of December 16 to 19, so we are postponing Half Yearly Meeting until then. More information coming soon.
Doug Dwyer Memorial Service November 25th
A Celebration of Life will be held at 2 PM at the Bacall Recreation Center, 2041 Canal St, The Villages.
Meeting House and Cottage Projects
To Begin Soon
A Property Committee proposal has been approved for multiple repairs and upgrades to the Meetinghouse and Webster Cottage. The proposal includes many photos of problem spots like this one:
Click HERE to see the full proposal with photos.
Volunteers for
Conversation to Explore
Volunteers are needed for Conversation to Explore on the first Sunday of each month. To volunteer, let Minerva G. know about a topic you are interested in facilitating. You can speak to her in person at Sunday worship or email her HERE for details.
Would You Like to Volunteer?
Hospitality Committee seeks volunteers to make coffee and prepare snacks each Sunday for Fellowship Hour. To volunteer, contact Mira Tanna,, 321.287.8734, or sign up at!/showSignUp/10C0845A5A62FA1FD0-coffee.

Young Friends Group
(First Day School)  

Young Friends Group is a weekly religious education program for youth from birth to age 18. Youth attend 10am Worship for a few minutes, then follow adult youth leaders to the Cottage for guided activities. Youth rejoin their families at 11am.
Click HERE to read the Update
Friends Fiduciary Corporation (FF) is the organization that manages investment funds for Orlando Monthly Meeting under the guidance of Quakers of Orlando Asset Management. FF works hard to advocate for Quaker values and specializes in investments that are consistent with those values. To learn more about FF, go to, and to read FF’s latest newsletter, go to


                 Deepening Friendship       

          with Chocolate and Limericks        

1st and 3rd Thursday of each month from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Please join us. Click HERE to receive the Zoom link by email. 
What we do:

Check in with each other, Share our interests and stories, Deepen our f/Friendships, and Take turns presenting topics and limericks.
Conveners: Liz J. and Chris L.
All are welcome!

New Address for Mailing Donations to OMM

Because Christine Stinson will be stepping down as OMM Treasurer in late September, please do not use the St. Augustine P.O. Box address for any future mail donations.  If you choose to use mail instead of PayPal for your donations to OMM, please send checks (payable to “Orlando Monthly Meeting”) directly to the Meeting House: Orlando Monthly Meeting, 316 E. Marks St, Orlando FL, 32803.

In culture, may I promote
In politics, may I promote
In economics, may I promote
Service to Others
In family and community, may I promote
Inclusivity and Love.

   ~ Kaitlyn Teague Lundrigan

Items from readers for REFLECTIONS are welcome. Click HERE to submit.

 Our Current Quaker Worship Opportunities
Orlando Meeting: The Meetinghouse is open for worship, Young Friends (First Day School) and fellowship on Sundays at 10:00 a.m. Wearing masks is currently required.  
Zoom Worship: The best way to access Zoom Worship with Orlando Monthly Meeting is to go to the Meeting website Home | Quakers of Orlando ( On the homepage of the website, you can click on the word "HERE" to open the  Zoom link on your device. Details for OMM and two associated Worship Groups are below and also at

St. Augustine Worship Group:  Wednesday evening, 7:00 pm. Two Ways to Join: In-person Meeting for Worship at The United Church, 5880 U.S. 1, in St. Augustine for those who are fully vaccinated.  We are inside, masked and socially distanced. We also offer Zoom for those who are  unvaccinated, uncomfortable meeting in person, at a distance, or cannot join in person for another reason.   Contact Richelle at (610) 368-2908 or for information.   

DeLand Worship Group: Friends meet Sunday mornings at 10:00 A.M. for fellowship and doughnuts, and at 10:30 AM for Meeting for Worship at the Collective facility in the Dreka Theater, 112 E. New York Ave, DeLand. Meeting for worship is followed by discussion. All are welcome. Call 386-337-5204 or email

Supporting Gifts

   Supporting Gifts to the Orlando Monthly Meeting are very important. They provide the basis for our financial support and for our continued existence as a Quaker Meeting. While it is true our community has the great benefit of a financial legacy provided to us from the generous and wise Friends of the past, we  nevertheless have a duty to protect the legacy for the future. Your support gifts, of any size, will add to the effort to preserve our legacy and enable the Orlando Monthly Meeting of The Religious Society of Friends to continue serving Friends now and beyond our time.
   Gifts may be made in person at the Meeting House or by mail. To use credit cards, debit cards or Paypal, simply click on the DONATE image below, or go to where any menu page, such as "About Us," will have a DONATE button for making a single or recurring contribution. If you choose to use mail instead of PayPal for your donations to OMM, please send checks (payable to “Orlando Monthly Meeting”) directly to the Meeting House: Orlando Monthly Meeting, 316 E. Marks St, Orlando FL, 32803.
Online Quaker Resources 

 Click HERE for a comprehensive list with links.
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