Not Too Late – a way to experience Reading ‘Quaker faith & practice’ in four months

This process suggests seven passages a week over sixteen weeks. It could be used in many ways, such as for personal daily reading (one passage a day), weekly discussion groups (seven passages from one chapter each week – or with an ambitious group, skim-read the whole chapter), or fortnightly discussion groups (fourteen passages from two chapters each time). If you start a daily reading on January 1st 2018, you will finish on April 22nd, with twelve days spare before Yearly Meeting. However, it could be started at any time and all elements are optional – customise!

When looking up your reading, remember that some chapters have changed, a little or a lot, since this book was approved by Yearly Meeting in 1994. The most recent version can be accessed online at qfp.quaker.org.uk

For each chapter, you might like to ask: What here is new for me? What here is true for me?

 

Week Suggested passages
1 Chapter 28: Sharing the Quaker experience, passages 28.13 and 28.02 to 28.07
2 Chapter 3: General counsel on church affairs, passages 3.08 to 3.11 and 3.29 to 3.31
3 Chapter 16: Quaker marriage procedure, passages 16.01 to 16.07 (remember to read the up-to-date version online or published separately)
4 Chapter 24: Our peace testimony, passages 24.21 to 24.26 and 24.50
5 Chapter 22: Close relationships, passages 22.11 to 22.13 and 22.16 to 22.19
6 Chapter 9: Beyond Britain Yearly Meeting, passages 9.01 to 9.07
7 Chapter 25: Unity of creation, passages 25.04 to 25.06 and 25.12 to 25.15
8 Chapter 26: Reflections, passages 25.50 to 25.52 and 25.61 to 25.64
9 Chapter 4: Area meetings and local meetings, passages 4.39 to 4.45
10 Chapter 12: Caring for one another, passages 12.08 and 12.14 to 12.19
11 Chapter 20: Living faithfully today, passages 20.48 to 20.51, and 20.61 to 20.63
12 Chapter 19: Openings, passages 19.06, 19.07 and 19.34 to 19.38
13 Chapter 17: Quaker funerals and memorial meetings, passages 17.01 to 17.06 and 17.10
14 Chapter 1: Advices and Queries, sections 1 -7 of 1.02 (English) or 1.03 (Welsh)
15 Chapter 21: Personal journey, passages 21.01, 21.08, 21.19, 21.27, 21.38, 21.44, and 21.50
16 Chapter 6: Yearly Meeting, passages 6.02 to 6.07 and 6.11