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Quaker Notes

The weekly bulletin of the Friends Meeting of Orlando. 

July 28, 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

Last Sunday: A Warm Summer Fellowship
at the Meeting House (and on Zoom, Too!)

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.
Urgent Call to Friends/friends concerning threats to our democracy 
- July 31 -
Friends are speaking out against the lies, extremist movements, and anti-democratic actions that are the opposite of our Quaker understandings of integrity and truth. We are inviting all concerned Friends and friends to join us in the first of a series of national conversations on these issues to be hosted by the Earlham School of Religion on Sunday, July 31 (3 to 5 PM Eastern time). You can find more details and register at
SEYM Field Secretary for Earthcare 
Northern Spirit Radio has made available a recorded interview with Beverly W:The Spirit In Action
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.

Land Acknowledgment: A First Step Towards Right Relationship with the Land and its Peoples

Aug 9 and 11, 2022A two-part Pendle Hill webinar presented by Tom Kunesh.

7:30pm-9:00pm Eastern Time (US & Canada) via Zoom. Pricing: $40 for both sessions, $25 for one.

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.


                 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!
Winter Park Meeting - New Location
Winter Park Meeting now meets at 10 a.m. at Westminster Baldwin Park, C-D Amenities Building, 2789 Lake Baldwin Lane, Orlando, Florida 32817.

Please follow the link below to view the 2nd Quarter report from Friends Fiduciary. Under the care of Quakers of Orlando Asset Management (QOAM), OMM has investments with Friends Fiduciary in the Growth and Income Fund, the Green Impact Fund, and the Short-Term Investment Fund. A report of these specific OMM investments will be presented at the 8th month Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact a member of the QOAM Board of Trustees: Chris L., Tom G., Eduardo Y., Richelle O., or Dan V. Click HERE to view the report.
New OMM Website
Please take a look at our new OMM website that is being developed at the former web address, The Meeting calendar is up to date, and Meeting for Business minutes are coming soon. 

The richer we have become materially, the poorer we become morally and spiritually. We have learned to fly in the air like birds and swim in the sea like fish, but we have not learned the simple art of living together as brothers.

        ~ Martin Luther King Jr.

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. 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. 
Online Quaker Resources 

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