TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • FOREWORD
  • INTRODUCTION
  • ADVICES
  • HISTORICAL SKETCH Early Years, Friends in North Carolina
  • DOCTRINES AND TESTIMONIES
  • I. The Inner Light
  • II. Simplicity
  • III. Harmony
  • IV. Christian Doctrines
  • V. Historical Notes on Friends Testimonies Inner Light, Personal Commitment, Oaths, Quakers in the Political World, Civil Disobedience, War and Strife, Holy Scriptures and Continuing Revelation
  • WORSHIP AND THE SPIRITUAL LIFE
  • I. Prayer
  • II. Spiritual Meditation
  • III. Group Worship
  • IV. Views on the Sacraments
  • V. Historical Notes on Quaker Worship Meetings for Worship, The Waiting Ministry
  • ORGANIZATION AND PROCEDURES
  • I. The Monthly Meeting for Business
  • II. Quarterly and Yearly Meetings
  • III. The Representative Body of Yearly Meeting
  • IV. Procedures Applicable to Monthly and Quarterly Meetings and the Yearly Meeting Officials, Duties of Clerks, Decisions, Importance of Participation, Record of Proceedings, New Meetings, Meetings Discontinued
  • V. Financial Support of Meetings
  • VI. Membership Membership of Children, Sojourning Members, Nonresident Members, Committee Membership, Member Lists, Termination of Membership, Transfer of Membership
  • VII. Ministers, Elders, and Overseers Ministers and Ministry, Elders and Eldership, Overseers and Oversight, Meeting of Ministry and Oversight
  • VIII. Traveling Minutes
  • SPECIAL OCCASIONS
  • I. Marriages Friends Understanding of Marriage and Family Life, Marriage Procedure
  • II. Deaths
  • THE QUERIES
  • I. Queries for Monthly Meetings Meeting for Worship, Love and Unity, Work of the Meeting, Meeting for Business, Growth of Our Children, Peace Testimony, Manner of Living, Social Justice and Equality, Outreach
  • II. Queries for Meeting of Ministry and Oversight
  • ADVICES TO MEETING OF MINISTRY AND OVERSIGHT
  • APPENDIX
  • I. Suggested Queries for Individual Friends
  • II. Selected Reading List