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A quiet moment of reflection  

      Matthew 28:20: And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."

Quiet Moment Introduction

QUIET MOMENT – What is it?

 The Quiet Moment meets every Wednesday in Room D402. It was started in 2003 by five FAO staff members who wanted to know more about their Christian faith. It has subsequently developed into a space for Christians of all denominations – plus those interested in learning about Christianity – to come together in a very informal setting to discuss what the bible has to say to us in our daily lives, at work as well as at home.

 QUIET MOMENT – Who are we?

 We are an ecumenical and multinational group at different stages on our Christian path. The Quiet Moment has lay leadership, with the focus on learning together. There has been much participation from those attending, often resulting in lively and thought-provoking discussions. 

 There are over 20 people from 11 nationalities who attend regularly. However, due to leave and other commitments, there are usually ten of us each week (though on one memorable occasion 16 of us crammed into D402!).

QUIET MOMENT – How can I become involved?

Please contact Tina Etherington (tina.etherington@fao.org) or call her on 0657052746. Notes are produced after each meeting and sent to those both within FAO (and many people read the notes even though they do not attend) as well as outside.

 QUIET MOMENT – What subjects are covered?

Over the past three years, we have focussed mainly on the New Testament. Subjects covered range from the parables to the Easter Story. We have also looked at how the bible can help us cope with work pressures, e.g. how to handle difficult people, about our “disease to please”, about gossiping, etc.  

            Various sources are used to lead the discussion, including:

 QUIET MOMENT – our aim and hope

Our aim and hope is to offer an opportunity for people to talk about God in an informal setting and to sow seeds for those searching for a “meaning to life”. One of the members, a new Christian, put it so well when she said: "The same people who criticize Christianity (and who have never read the bible) spend hundreds of pounds going to psychologists, self-help groups, buying self-help books and calls to friends etc. when contained in the Bible, as I am discovering, is the best, most encouraging and up-lifting advice/help that you could ever want, and it is STILL relative."

For more information: please call Ext. 52746

or email: Tina.Etherington@fao.org
or email: katia.medeiros@fao.org

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