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Quaker Notes

The weekly bulletin of the Friends Meeting of Orlando. 

April 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)
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                 Meeting for Worship

        with Attention to Business

Our next meeting for worship with attention to business will be May 8, 2022 and will be a hybrid meeting.  The meeting will be held at the meeting house starting at 11:45am with a Zoom option available.  Zoom log in information will be circulated with the agenda and documents in advance a couple of days before the meeting.  Please email agenda items and any documents you would like distributed to no later than May 5 at noon. 

Please email if you wish to be added to the distribution list for the documents in advance.

Conversation to Explore
May 1st

Conversation to Explore on May 1st will be led by David F. It will revolve around three prominent Quakers who chose to violate the Peace Testimony in times of conflict and how their lives and experiences can shed light on questions we still grapple with. Click HERE to read David's document that will guide our conversation; it will be updated with links containing more details about the lives of subjects.
Volunteers for
Conversation to Explore

Volunteers are needed for Conversation to Explore on the first Sunday of each month. To volunteer, simply 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?
Fellowship Hour has resumed, and Hospitality Committee is accepting volunteers to make coffee and prepare snacks.  To volunteer, contact Mira Tanna,, 321.287.8734, or sign up at!/showSignUp/10C0845A5A62FA1FD0-coffee.

The financial markets have been impacted by a variety of factors in recent months. To read the most recent update from Friends Fiduciary (which manages investments for OMM under the supervision of Quakers of Orlando Asset Management), please click HERE.

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

Holding the Light

Gather up whatever is  
glittering in the gutter, 
whatever has tumbled  
in the waves or fallen  
in flames out of the sky, 

for it’s not only our 
hearts that are broken,  
but the heart 
of the world as well. 
Stitch it back together.  

Make a place where 
the day speaks to the night 
and the earth speaks to the sky. 
Whether we created God 
or God created us 

it all comes down to this: 
In our imperfect world 
we are meant to repair 
and stitch together  
what beauty there is, stitch it
with compassion and wire.  
See how everything  
we have made gathers  
the light inside itself 
and overflows? A blessing.

     ~ Stuart Kestenbaum

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. Some content is temporarily unavailable. Your patience is appreciated during this time of transition. 

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
As concerns persist about the COVID-19 pandemic:
Orlando Meeting: The Meetinghouse is open for worship, Young Friends (First Day School) and fellowship on Sundays at 10:00 a.m. Please wear a mask out of consideration for others who may be vulnerable, or join us on Zoom. Zoom worship and fellowship continue to be available on Sundays from 9:45 a.m. via our website. 
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" and it will open the current Zoom link for you on your device. Details for OMM and both Worship Groups are also available on our website.

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 

SEYM newsletter
Daily Virtual Worship from Pendle Hill


Southeastern Yearly Meeting (SEYM)


Friends General Conference (FGC)


Pendle Hill  Retreat and Conference Center


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