Coming Attractions

It seems that most of my writing these days is correspondence with new Friends. The excitement of finding kindred souls and shared interests in unexpected places is lighting my life these days.

Last weekend I went to the Christian Friends Conference, a quarterly gathering of Quakers in northern California that regularly brings together unprogrammed and pastoral Friends. I am trying to write more about this – but there are two parts, and some of it is tender, and it may take a few more days, or given that school is about to get out for the winter break, a few weeks.

Here are some Quaker gatherings that I am very much looking forward to next year:
  • January 20, 2007 College Park Quarterly Meeting, with a concern for living in harmony with the earth, and an opportunity to consider how to balance our personal choices with global needs, including consideration of a minute proposed by Strawberry Creek Monthly Meeting on reducing our greenhouse emissions, at Ninth Street Meetinghouse, San Francisco.
  • March 3, 2007 Quaker Heritage Day, featuring Brian Drayton, author of On Living with a Concern for Vocal Ministry, at Berkeley Friends Church, and afterwards a convergent/blogger dinner at my house in San Francisco
  • March 15-17, 2007 Friends World Committee for Consultation, Section of the Americas, Annual Meeting, at Moses Brown School in Providence, Rhode Island
  • April 13-15, 2007 Young Adult Friends Workshop with Betsy Blake, on entering a new understanding of purpose and calling; and listening to the one, even Christ Jesus, who speaks to our condition, at Quaker Center in Ben Lomond, California
I will have different roles at each, which are still in discernment, but may include audience, hostess, fellow-worshipper, minister, and elder, and maybe some of each role at each gathering.

At any rate, the point here is to just say that I am planning to go, and I want to encourage other Friends to come too!

December 30, 2006: Now with live links to the various organizations!

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Blogger Unknown said...

Looks good! You'll be busy.

12/19/2006 10:33 AM  
Blogger Robin M. said...

Busy is one word. Tired and excited at the same time are more.

Wess, I'm hoping to see you at several of these.

12/31/2006 2:10 AM  

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