Sheffield and Balby Area Meeting

Here are the minutes from Sheffield and Balby Area Meeting 14 May 17.

Sheffield and Balby Area Meeting

Sheffield and Balby Area Meeting
Sunday 14th May 1.15 – 3.30
Balby and Doncaster Meeting House

All Friends are invited to our next Area Meeting gathering at Balby Doncaster Meeting House on Sunday 14th May. We shall be receiving a report from visitors to Moya Barnett regarding her application for membership and appointing visitors for two more people applying.

Revised Minutes of Sheffield and Balby Area Meeting

Sorry the minutes of Sheffield and Balby Area Meeting for 12th March were sent out before they had been checked. so follow the link for the revised minutes.

Minutes of Sheffield and Balby Area Meeting

Here are the minutes of the Area Meeting held at Sheffield Central Meeting House on 12 March

February Sheffield and Balby Quaker News

Here is February edition of Sheffield and Balby Quaker News including the reports from January Area Meeting.
I have had to take to photos out to get this edition small enough to send. I have included these photos separately.

QUAKERS STAND ALONGSIDE VICTIMS OF RACIST POLICIES

News release, dated 4th February 2017, from Quakers in Britain.

Quakers stand alongside victims of racist policies

Quakers in Britain have responded to the global unease about recent political developments around the world with a clear statement asserting that, “Humanity needs leaders of integrity and conscience, ready to be held to account by individuals and institutions, national and international.”

In the statement made today (Saturday 4 February) by their representative body, Meetings for Sufferings, Quakers say, “There can be no peace without justice; no love without trust; and no unity without equality. Our faith urges us to welcome the stranger as our equal and friend, feed those who are hungry and shelter those who are homeless, needy and frightened.

“Alongside Quakers in the USA, and their American Friends Service Committee, we stand with those whose lives are blighted by racist, discriminatory policies and those whose faith is denigrated by association with a tiny violent minority.”

The full statement from Meeting for Sufferings held at Friends House, Quakers’ central offices in London is here:

“’We are a people that follow after those things that make for peace, love and unity’ (Margaret Fell, writing to Charles II in 1660). Quakers in Britain see these values now under growing threat around the world, not least from recent developments in the United States of America.

“We condemn all acts of government which set people against one another; which discriminate against people because of who they are or where they were born. We reject policies which condone suspicion and hatred; which turn away those who need and depend upon our help. We were not put on Earth for this, but to be a people of God, to live in harmony with each other.

“There can be no peace without justice; no love without trust; and no unity without equality. Our faith urges us to welcome the stranger as our equal and friend, feed those who are hungry and shelter those who are homeless, needy and frightened.

“Alongside Quakers in the USA, and their American Friends Service Committee, we stand with those whose lives are blighted by racist, discriminatory policies and those whose faith is denigrated by association with a tiny violent minority. We pray for the courage and steadfastness that will be needed as we uphold our testimony of equality, justice, peace, sustainability and truth. For us, prayer is inseparable from action.

“Humanity needs leaders of integrity and conscience, ready to be held to account by individuals and institutions, national and international. We pray for those in positions of power. We call on them, as public servants, to work with all of good faith to build the world we seek, to fertilise the soil in which the tender shoots of peace, love and unity may flourish.”

January Sheffield and Balby Quaker News

Here is the January edition of S&BQN please accept our appologies for the lateness of this, due to a lack of communication.

Minutes of Sheffield and Balby Area Meeting

Here are the minutes of the of Area Meeting held last Sunday 15th January.