Quaker Spring 2013

If you yearn for a more vibrant spiritual community,

If you hunger for more time for worship, reflection, and deepening the connections among Friends,
Come to Quaker Spring!

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Quaker Spring:
Experiencing the Inward Christ Together
Deerfield, Massachusetts
June 21-26, 2013

We invite all Friends hungry for spiritual community, of all ages, to spend time in worship, reflection, conversation, and play. We hope to bring together Friends from all branches of Quakerism, to share what Spirit-led Quakerism is about at its core--and to experience it together.

Friends are welcome to attend part of the gathering.  Please come for whatever portion of the week you are able and feel led to attend.

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The "un-preprogrammed" daily program includes:
--Bible reading and study
--Waiting worship
--Afternoons free for rest, play, workshops, opportunities for clearness & support for ministries.
--Evening time to reflect/search together for God's voice around issues of concern to Friends arising out of the group.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

For more on the  "shape of our days" at Quaker Spring, go to Daily Schedule

Families are welcome. We have children's programs each morning and childcare available in the evenings.  Children are also welcome to take part in ANY of our regular sessions.

Quaker Spring will be held in 2013 at Woolman Hill in Deerfield MA.  There will be a variety of housing options, including staying in dorm rooms, camping, and hospitality with local Friends.  Info on site and Western Mass. Getting there via car, bus, train or plane.
 

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We met in New England in 2011 and had a large and spirited participation by Friends from New England and New York Yearly Meetings, so we are very glad to be returning to this area again next summer.

Costs for attending this gathering are very low compared to most Quaker gatherings. Gathering participants contribute what they feel led to provide to cover gathering expenses on a "free will offering basis.  A guideline is provided but no one should stay away because of limited means.

Here is a partial list of Friends who have said they are expecting to attend this year.

Welcome Letter for participants (what to bring, directions, etc.)

People hear about this gathering almost entirely by word of mouth. Please help us spread the word to other Friends who may be interested!  Here are some downloadable flyers:
QSposter_2013.doc  (large file with color photos)
QSposter_2013.pdf  (same as an Acrobat file)
QSflyer_2013.doc  (smaller file with plain text)

If you have any questions about registration or this gathering in general, please email us at quakerspring@gmail.com

QuakerSpring Home

Next summer's gathering will be held on:

Tues. 6/24 - Sun. 6/29, 2014

Barnesville, OH

General info on the 2014 gathering

Daily schedule

Register now for 2014 gathering

Please share these flyers with others who might be interested (the posters include photos):
Flyer_2014.pdf
Poster_2014.pdf

Flyer_2014.doc

Poster_2014.doc

If you have any questions about registration or this gathering in general, please email us at quakerspring@gmail.com


Link to Quaker Spring's
Facebook page

To contact our planning / discerning group or to be added to our mailing list, email us at:
quakerspring@gmail.com


70 Friends from 8 YMs attended the 2013 Quaker Spring gathering held in Deerfield MA.

Reports on the 2012 gathering:

Quaker Spring:
A New Creation

(blog by Micah Bales)

Experiences of Worship & Gathered Meeting
(panel & group sharing)

Reflections on the 2012 gathering
(closing plenary)


2013 Attendees
2012 Attenders



Jesus in the Midst

- by Deborah Haines
of Baltimore YM


Epistles, talks & minutes of exercise
from previous gatherings