Quakers in Nelson to have two Sunday Meetings for Worship
Quakers in Nelson have resolved the dilemma of being divided by vaccination status. Our position was guided by Quaker values of equality and unity and with love and compassion for all those who worship with us. We wish to provide safe spaces for Friends and for the community who may choose to join us at a Meeting.
We have been aware of the pain experienced by those whose whanau have compromised health or who themselves have underlying conditions, and want to be safeguarded from those most at risk of contracting Covid, the unvaccinated. We want to reassure anyone seeking a spiritual home that their health is our concern and they can participate in Meeting knowing those around them have vaccination passes. From now on we will meet every Sunday at 9am with vaccination passes.
We are equally aware of the pain experienced by those who for a variety of reasons are unable or unwilling to be vaccinated. In such a fearful moment in our history the solace of a spiritual home is to be valued. We welcome all who wish to sit with us in listening silence. From now on we will meet every Sunday at 10.30am without the need for vaccination passes. Please join us. Just make sure which Meeting to attend.