A short introduction – 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). 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