Palmetto Friends Zooming together

Friends across the Palmetto State really just Columbia and Aiken have started connecting together through zoom for their gatherings on Sunday. Faith and Practice by joining community and having fellowship together. In one of our next zoom gatherings. Friends will discuss our First Day program on Membership. Aaron Crosman will discuss his views on growing…

Sounds of Silence

Brad Stocker, Quaker Earthcare Witness Steering Committee Please join Columbia Friends and Brad Stocker for a Second Hour Program on December 20th at 11:30 to become more mindful of the way silence influences our care for the Earth. Do not break the silence unless you can improve upon it.” – William Ralph Inge. We often…

Dominion Energy Request

Many of you have heard about the proposed Dominion rate increase of 7.7%. As Tom Clements said in an Op Ed for the Lexington County Chronicle, Bonus section “During night hearings the week of Nov. 9, 2020, dozens of ratepayers voiced strong objection to the proposedrate hike. Comments came not only from average customers but…

Spiritual Journey: Elaine

Columbia Friends have been hearing spiritual journeys of our members and attenders for several years as part of our Second Hour Programs.   Telling spiritual journeys is somewhat of a Quaker tradition.    The following blog is a good start in beginning to understand the benefits of this practice:https://awholeheart.com/2012/12/10/ten-elements-of-the-quaker-spiritual-journey-2/ Elaine, who is the Clerk of the Friend’s…