After a week of chilly nights and autumnal rain this Sunday heralded the promised mini Indian summer.The grass remained damp and leaves show the first signs of discolouration.
During Meeting advices & queries 41 was read out:
Try to live simply. A simple lifestyle freely chosen is a source of strength. Do not be persuaded into buying what you do not need or cannot afford. Do you keep yourself informed about the effects your style of living is having on the global economy and environment?
There was ministry too that spoke of simplicity not being purely taken as self denial but more about realising the simple things that mean the most such as the gift of life, affection for others and the opportunity to help them. There was mention too of the importance of a sense of the spirit.
Meeting also featured more self composed music via acoustic guitar and voice with lyrics that dealt with how we relate to an inner or outer spirit.
After Meeting we were joined by an attender and a Friend complete with their people-eager dogs, one of whom was a lovely new foster dog. We wished our Friend from Milton Keynes a belated happy birthday and shared in a cake we had bought for him.
We shared our thoughts and a cuppa before the business of PM was undertaken.