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Quaker Notes

The weekly bulletin of the Friends Meeting of Orlando. 

June 16, 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
Orange County to Host Juneteenth Celebration June 16
Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings’ Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Initiative announces  a Juneteenth Celebration on Thursday, June 16, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on the Front Lawn of the Orange County Administration Building (201 South Rosalind Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801}. Residents are invited to join the Mayor and members of the county’s MLK Initiative for a celebration recognizing the Juneteenth Independence Day—June 19, 1865. Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. At the June 16 event, Orange County will celebrate freedom, equality and progress in Central Florida and across the globe. That is what Juneteenth Independence Day is all about, say the organizers. Through collaboration and inclusion, Orange County seeks to create a community culture that works for everyone. There will be live entertainment, free give-aways and food trucks to celebrate the occasion. The celebration will be co-hosted by radio personality Monica May of STAR 94.5 FM and Lisa Bachman, who serve as the MLK Initiative Co-Chairs. For more information, send an email to Ronda Robinson.
GET ON THE BUS on June 17th
The Poor People's Campaign is mobilizing for its MORAL MARCH ON WASHINGTON on June 18, 2022 to continue Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s call for economic justice for all. The American Friends Service Committee is part of the campaign and is organizing Quakers to attend. A bus is heading to Washington, DC from Orlando, leaving on June 17 at 4:53 PM. To sign up for the bus, go to this link.


           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
  • Take turns presenting one discussion topic per meeting, as well as an original, or found and credited, limerick
Conveners: Liz J. and Chris L.

All are welcome!
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 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.
For more information, contact Kody at

There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are messengers of overwhelming grief...and unspeakable love.

     ~ Washington Irving

Items from readers for REFLECTIONS are welcome. Click HERE to submit.
New OMM Website
A new OMM website is under construction at the former web address, Take a look; most content is now available. 

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. Checks made out to “Quakers of Orlando” can be mailed to: Christine Stinson, Treasurer, Orlando Monthly Meeting, P.O. Box 840097, St. Augustine Beach, FL 32080. 

 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
Online Quaker Resources 

 Click HERE for a comprehensive list with links.
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