A new year, some new opportunities…
First though, I want to share with you all, my beloved readers, the traveling minute that was approved by my monthly meeting back in November. What do you think?
Eleventh Month 2007
We are pleased to introduce our Friend Robin Mohr. She has been a beloved member of our meeting since 1996.
We affirm and are committed to support Robin’s leading to travel and gather Friends from different branches of Quakerism for communal meals, conversation and worship. We continue to encourage Robin to write about these experiences for publication in various Friendly media. We expect her to report back to her monthly meeting regularly and seek continued discernment, support and guidance for this work.
Robin has found Friends in different places, generations, and branches of Friends who share a similar sensibility: seeking a deep understanding of our Quaker heritage and an authentic life in the kingdom of God on Earth, radically inclusive of all who seek to live this life. It includes, among others, Friends from the politically liberal end of the evangelical branch, the Christian end of the unprogrammed branch, and the more outgoing end of the conservative branch.
Robin brings a great passion for enlivening and deepening Quakerism to her ministry. She has nurtured children’s and adult religious education programs in our meeting, at College Park Quarterly Meeting, and at the annual summer gatherings of Pacific Yearly Meeting and Friends General Conference.
In Eighth Month 2005, Robin began writing regularly for her web “blog” titled “What Canst Thou Say?”. Through her writing, Robin connected to bloggers representing a wide variety of Quaker traditions. So intrigued by these online discussions, Robin felt compelled to arrange face-to-face gatherings to continue these powerful discussions of faith, to share hospitality and fellowship and to worship together. The travel and gatherings have led to further writing which in turn continues to generate more invitations to travel.
We are grateful for your interest in Robin’s ministry. We trust she will be faithful in following Spirit’s leading during her time with you. We are holding Robin and your gathering in the Light and wish you blessings in your time of fellowship and dialog. We are excited to see how her time with you will nurture future seeds of ministry which will in turn enrich our meeting community as well.
We invite you to endorse this traveling minute for Robin to bring home and share with us. We are eager to know: How has this time of fellowship and dialog touched your community?
We commend our Friend Robin to your loving care.
In the Light,
Clerk, San Francisco Monthly Meeting
Clerk, Ministry & Oversight Committee
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