QREC Events and Conferences
A call to re-envision how we invite children and youth into spiritual community and nurture Quaker identity. This is a reprise of the QREC 2021 conference keynote presentation.
Conversation Circles are online gatherings to connect as a Quaker religious education community of practice, and to share experience and resources. Conversation Circles serve as a sampler to invite further inquiry and collaboration on topics of shared interest for Quaker faith formation across the lifespan. Two sessions are scheduled per topic to facilitate international participation.
Other Religious Education Events
Pendle Hill is offering an online lab on pastoral care in Quaker meetings, beginning the second weekend in September. Facilitator, Windy Cooler is an embraced Quaker public minister from Sandy Spring Friends in Baltimore Yearly Meeting and Pendle Hill’s 2020 Cadbury Scholar in residence. Windy is also one of the planners for QREC's "Conversation Circle" series. She is a recent MDiv from Earlham School of Religion and is currently in a doctoral...
Registration is open for a Fall 2021 online course starting Tuesday Sept. 7th, Exploring Spiritual Practices, led by Marcelle Martin. Curious but not ready to commit just yet? Sign up for a free introductory webinar on Sept. 7th where you can sample the course. Co-sponsored by New England Quakers in partnership with the Beacon Hill Friends House, this course is open to people of diverse faiths.
FGC is piloting a Spiritual Mentorship Program for youth and young adults interested in developing their spiritual gifts of clerking, discernment, and community leadership.
To learn to convene a Spiritual Companion Group and practice the skills of being a good Companion. This ongoing training refreshes active practitioners, strengthens new groups and orients newcomers. Ongoing Training: in March, July and November annually 2021: Nov 12/13 (N Am/Asia) 2022: March 11/12, July 8/9 & Nov 11/12 (N Am/Asia) Friday, 7-10p Eastern USA/Can on Zoom Nov & March Fri/Sat start: 4p Pacific, 12a London, 8a Manila, 11a...
Get up to some good trouble at our Virtual Retreats for Youth of Color! Join the Ministry on Racism of Friends General Conference (FGC) for quarterly Virtual Retreats for Youth of Color throughout 2021! Each retreat will be held in 3 or 4 90-minute segments on a Saturday, and will be designed to be accessible from time zones across North America. These youth retreats are for all youth of color through High School age. Retreats are open to all...