Providence Meeting is a diverse, active, spiritual, involved faith community. We have been working on issues of race for a few years and are currently discussing the book “White Fragility”. Our First Day school brought a minute of concern to the meeting for Business at our Twelfth Month Meeting. We have a monthly pot luck breakfast. Members are actively working on climate change and prison reform.
Quaker Self Portrait
These two pictures were taken at our Meeting Weekend in the Fall of 2019. They reflect two sides to our meeting, one serious and one funny.
In addition to the people in the group photo taken on January 26, 2020 by Doug Morrison, the right window shows part of a mural across Herr St. that depicts some famous guests who stayed in Jackson House, an African-American hotel there, when other hotels in the state capital were segregated.
Every September Birmingham Friends gather for Worship around the fire pit at Westtown School, followed by a picnic. The children worship with us for 15 minutes and then hike around Westtown School’s lake. After a summer of vacations and time away, worshiping in nature is a great way to bring us back together and strengthen our community spirit by reminding us of our interconnection with nature and each other.
Each year, we gather for a special breakfast and fellowship on the last Sunday before Christmas. This year, we memorialized it with a group photo as part of our annual Self-Portrait. (Additional children and several adults were engaged in another activity.)
Drawing us all together
Inner Lights shining.