Food is an Open Hand of Friendship

“The revival of Christian hospitality in which the members of the meeting partake of food with one another is essential. Visitors to the meeting and new members are especially grateful for this open hand of friendship. The increasingly elaborate meals which many consider it necessary to set before guests have made this hospitality difficult for persons in moderate circumstances, but a return to simplicity would help in bringing about the revival of this precious sacrament.”

— Douglas V. Steere, 1940
Community and Worship


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Invite someone to share food or a drink with you. Think about how you can minimize the fuss and maximize the quality of the time you spend together.

Who belongs in Quaker community?

How does the intentional lack of a creed make belonging easier? Harder?