Our meeting has been seeking discernment around the role of Christianity in our meeting and in the future of our meeting as Friends move and our numbers dwindle. At our most recent discussion one Friend provided this description, which resonated with many of us:
Duneland Friends meeting is a monthly meeting, part of the Religious Society of Friends, which meets under the care of Illinois Yearly Meeting. We gather for silent worship, First Day School, meeting for conduct of business, social events, and to act shared items of concern/interest. Our members and attenders consist of “Cradle Quakers”, “Quakers by Conviction”, and seekers – many of whom identify as Christians and some who do not. All are welcome to join in our shared message of non-violence, tolerance, simplicity, integrity, honoring the earth/environment and honoring the Light in every person.