The Path to Now: An Octogenarian's Account of Life and Travels in North Florida and the World,
by Connie McBride (2016)
More than a biography, The Path to Now is is a history book dating back to the Mayflower, centered around the lives of Al Geiger’s family, with stories told as he heard them around the dinner table. It includes personal memories of Al’s 85 years, from his relief work in Poland after World War II to farming the family land. Read more....
|October 9, 10am-2pm||Meeting for Worship & End-of-Summer Potluck (see Google Map and Directions)
Heritage Landing Amenity Center, 370 Heritage Landing Parkway, St. Augustine, FL, 32092
|October 19, 7pm
||Scott Brown Workshop: Creating a Culture of Peace (see PDF flyer)
Florida Christian Center, 1115 Edgewood Ave. S, Jacksonville, 32205
— Author of Active Peace: Mindful Path to a Nonviolent World
— Sponsored by Jacksonville Friends Meeting and Veterans for Peace Jax – Chapter 174)
— Friday, 5-9pm
— Saturday, 9am-6pm
— Sunday, 1-6pm
|Alternatives to Violence (AVP) Basic Workshop (see PDF flyer)
5 Star Veterans Center, 40 Acme Street, Jacksonville, FL 32211
— An intensive learning experience to practice creative conflict resolution and communication skills
— Create positive change in self, in the community and in the world
— Sponsored by Jacksonville Friends Meeting and AVP–Jacksonville
Everyone is welcome to attend our Meeting for Worship, held every First Day/ Sunday at 10:30am.
Our Meeting for Worship begins as the first person enters silently, sits down, and turns her or his mind toward Spirit/God. We quietly center ourselves to the stillness of the Meeting; tuning out the sounds of the world outside and turning our attention to the inner voice. Don't worry if you find your mind juggling lively thoughts. Find peace in the stillness surrounding you.
Our children sit silently with us for the first 15 minutes, after which they are excused for silent study or First Day School.
Our Meeting for Worship is unprogrammed. There are no prepared sermons, songs, or prayers. We sit in quiet waiting, listening for our own leadings of the Spirit. If a leading comes, we speak the message into the silence. There is no commenting or discussion following each message. Instead, we return to silence; humbly digesting the spoken message
Meeting ends when the Clerk announces the end of the hour. Friends are warmly welcomed; announcements are made; visiting commences
See "The Quaker Way" for more about why we worship as we do.
Friends hold monthly Meeting for Worship with a Concern for Business on the second First-day of every month at 11:30am
Friends gather for monthly potluck meals on the third First-day of every month at 11:30am.