A Plain Workshop
65 Ninth Street, San Francisco, CA 94103, Near Civic Center BART & Muni
How did traditional practices like plain dress or plain speech arise and how did they affect early Friends? What are the postmodern equivalents? What criteria can or do we use? How do we get the exteriors of our lives in order so that we (and God) can do the inner work?
We will read some explanations of old and new testimonies of plainness/simplicity and discuss our own postmodern criteria for plain living.
We will each choose a practice to “try on” and write a brief statement of our own beliefs & commitments in this area.
Come for unprogrammed worship at 6:00, followed by a brown bag supper at 6:30, and discussion at 7:00. Worship and the shared meal will be integral parts of the workshop, come as early as you can. Childcare available. Expect Christian and inclusive language.
This is the first of two evenings that are also trial runs for the workshop "Primitive Quakerism/Postmodern World" that Robin Mohr will lead at the FGC Gathering this summer.
[Update: Here's my report on the workshop, published Friday, May 16, 2008.]
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