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Spring 2024. We’ve chosen to discuss Faith and Practice because we think it’s important to have a strong understanding of our Quaker faith and practice as our meeting continues to grow and as we consider our future, which may include becoming a monthly meeting. As the Foreword states, “[SEYM’S] Faith and Practice is an evolving record and guide, reflecting the growing experience of Friends in Southeastern Yearly Meeting as we seek to follow the Inner Light.” During this class, we will discuss portions of Faith and Practice that address worship experiences, testimonies, concerns, leadings, queries, advices, and the responsibilities of our meeting. We will also discuss the book’s sections on business meetings, and the various roles people play in them, membership, clearness committees, and other Quaker practices. Finally, we’ll discuss the history of Southeastern Yearly Meeting and of our own Jacksonville meeting.