March 18-19 Workshop: Mark Your Calendars! Deepening Quaker Faith and Practice:
Conversations on the Sacred, Meeting for Worship, How We Do Business
How might we deepen our faith and practice at the local level and discern our witness when we are experiencing such uncertainty across the nation and around the world? Members and attenders are invited and encouraged to participate in this three-session workshop at the Meetinghouse Sat., Mar. 18, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. and Sun., Mar. 19, 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Based on a community dialogue model developed for use in Quaker meetings during the 1960s, our time together will include facilitated discussion, worship and, of course, sharing food together! We will explore three questions:
What is our sense of the sacred – our earliest sense of what that means?
How does that translate into meaningful worship experiences in the manner of Friends?
What do we mean by “finding the sense of” the meeting when we gather to conduct our monthly community business – what is unique about the Quaker decision-making process?
We ask attendees to commit to all three sessions. A sign-up sheet will be at the meetinghouse. The planned enrollment is 20; we’ll run a similar series again if there is interest. Light breakfast and lunch are included Saturday; Sunday’s session follows regular potluck. Childcare will be provided upon advance notice. For questions on the topic or to offer food: Anne Liske: firstname.lastname@example.org or 256-8230. To register or request childcare, contact Outreach and Advancement clerk Judith Fetterley: email@example.com.
Every Sunday, 9:15–10:00, Worship Sharing in preparation for Meeting for Worship
1st Sun., 11:30-1 p.m., Writing Group: Bring your work or come for inspiration. Info: Elizabeth Gordon: firstname.lastname@example.org.
1st Wed., 12:15-1 p.m., Monthly Peace Vigil in front of Capitol, State and Eagle St. Info: 595-9324
2nd Sun., following social hour, Meeting for Worship with a Concern for Business. No Business Meeting in August. In September, Business Meeting is held after Friendly potluck on third Sunday.
3rd Sun., Friendly potluck after Rise of Meeting for Worship. All are welcome whether or not you have brought a dish to share. No potluck in August.
4th Sun., 9–10:00 Hymn Sing
4th Sun., Faith and Practice sharing after social hour.
Every Wed., 7 p.m., Meeting for Worship with Margaret Smith at Eddy Heritage House Nursing Home. Info: Steven: 542-6000