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Founders Day Prayer – 2016

This is the prayer we offered at the beginning of meeting for worship at our recent Founders Day, Sunday, November 6. Gracious and Loving God, 262 years ago, you gathered together a group of people who felt called to become a faith community in the Quaker tradition. These folks would become known as Deep River Friends Meeting. 262 years ago, they came together with a…

Listening for God in our Lives

This morning we are not having meeting for worship at Deep River Friends due to the wintry weather. It may seem strange to some to not be gathered in a place for worship but maybe it can help teach us about being present where we are and how God can speak to us through the moment. Having a place to gather to worship is a wonderful gift but maybe an even greater gift is…

Taking Inventory of our Soul

This past Sunday (January 3), my prepared message focused on being present to God’s presence in our lives and how we need to pay attention to our lives. One way we can do this is by sitting quietly with questions. Reflecting on questions is like taking inventory of our soul. We’re examining what’s working and what isn’t working. We’re taking…

An Advent Prayer

This prayer was offered yesterday in meeting as we recognized the first Sunday in Advent. A Prayer for the 1st Sunday in Advent It is never easy to wait… that may be why Advent is so hard for us But loving God, it is not so hard for you. You wait for us to turn from our old ways toward the life you desire for us. You wait for us to admit what we have done, and what we…

Imagining A Different World…A World of Love

(Here is the text of Scott’s prepared message from yesterday (June 28). Our Podcast Master is on vacation so we have provided the hard copy on the blog) Deep River Friends June 28, 2015 “Imagining A Different World…A World of Love” Ephesians 3:14-21 We live in a hyper-connected world so…

Engaging North Carolina Yearly Meeting Concerns

In the past week we have emailed to everyone a series of options North Carolina Yearly Meeting is considering regarding it’s future. The emails provide detail descriptions of possible pathways our Yearly Meeting could take in the near future. These options range from creating a series of…