For our Meeting’s annual retreat, this year we will be doing the full day Quaker Quest workshop at Hebron House on Saturday, April 9, from 9am – 5pm (breakfast at 8am). Trainers from Friends General Conference (FGC) will facilitate. In accordance with Quaker Quest guidelines, we’d be happy to welcome up to two participants each from other Meetings who may want to learn more about Quaker Quest.
Quaker Quest is a dynamic and transformative inreach and outreach process based on the experience that the Quaker way is a spiritual path for our time that is simple, radical, and contemporary. That process often leads to holding a series of public sessions to share the Quaker way with the broader community. Still, Quaker Quest is much more than the public sessions: it is an experience that the whole meeting shares over many months.
While the workshop focuses on Quaker Quest, it explores outreach more broadly and deepens the community in the process. The workshop is intended to:
- Build community.
- Have folks get to know each other more deeply.
- Consider what it is like to be a newcomer and how to include newcomers into the fabric of the community.
- Share what Quaker Quest is all about.
- Share what is involved in holding public sessions.
- Everyone from the meeting is invited to, and hopefully will, attend.
- Invite active older high school students or college students.
- The workshop is valuable whether or not the meeting later discerns to do the public sessions.
For more information about Quaker Quest and the workshop, see FGC’s Quaker Quest website (from which this information is drawn). If you’d like to join us for this workshop, please let us know using use our contact form.