Quaker Spring 2014
If you hunger for more time for worship, reflection, and deepening the connections among Friends,
Come to Quaker Spring!
Experiencing the Inward Christ Together
June 24-29, 2014
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
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.
The "un-preprogrammed" daily program includes:
--Bible reading and study
--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.
For more on the "shape of our days" at Quaker Spring, go to Daily Schedule
Families are welcome. We have childcare each morning and evening. Children are also welcome to take part in ANY of our regular sessions.
Gathering begins Tuesday with registration in the afternoon and supper followed by an evening session. It ends Sunday when we will join Stillwater Friends in Meeting for Worship, with a bag lunch to take on the road home.
Meeting in Barnesville provides an opportunity to find out more about and interact with Conservative Friends. The Conservative Friends Gathering will be held this year on June 20-22 at the
same location as Quaker Spring. Friends can remain in their room on campus at Olney during the 2 days between the gatherings if they wish to do so for $10 a night. Lunches can be had at Olney M & Tu & arrangements are being made for simple cooperative suppers at the Friends Center. The girls dorm kitchen is also available. Please email us if you are interested in staying over in Barnesville between these 2 gatherings.
FGC Summer Gathering will be taking place in 2014 only 90 minutes away in western PA beginning on Sunday evening June 29, right after QS ends this year.
All fees are on a "free will offering basis". A guideline ($30-50/day/adult including meals) is provided but no one should stay away because of limited means. The suggested fee range is even lower for YAFs and children.
People hear about this gathering almost entirely by word of mouth. Please help us spread the word to other Friends who may be interested! Downloadable flyers will be available closer to the gathering.
If you have any questions about registration or this gathering in general, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org