All times Eastern US/Canada
Friday, November 3: Welcome and Worship
* Asterisk indicates a hybrid sessions with Spanish language interpretation, either simultaneous or sequential.
Queries to ground participation: What questions are you bringing? What do you need to lay down? Where do you need accompaniment?
6:00 PM Dinner at Winchester Friends Church
7:30-8:30 Gathering and Worship Across the QREC Community (programmed)*
Saturday, November 4: Walking Together
7:00 AM Tote Bag Café: Quaker Hopscotch: A Playful Approach to Growing Your Circle of Families (hybrid, English only)
8:45-9:15 Worship (unprogrammed)*
9:30 QREC Regional Conversations (hybrid, both Spanish and English) 10:30 Break
11:00 Meeting for Business: How is Spirit Moving? Celebrating Current Work, Looking Ahead*
12:30 PM Lunch
1:30 Session 1: Melinda Wenner Bradley: Patterns & Examples — Answering New Questions with Faith & Play Stories*
3:15-4:00 Session 2: Beth Henricks: Quaker Affirmation Curriculum for Adults* 4:15-5:30 Session 3: Workshop & Interest Group Choices offered by practitioners (hybrid) • Support for Children’s and Family Ministry Struggling to Begin Again: Beth Collea • Godly Play/Faith & Play Nuts & Bolts Introduction: Melinda Wenner Bradley* • Tools to Build a Vibrant Quaker Movement in the 21st Century: Peter Blood • Topics identified at our Friday Session
7:00 Session 4: Laura MacNorlin: Using the Arts in our Practice and Programming.*
Sunday, November 5: Going Forth
(all sessions on Sunday are hybrid, English only)
7:00 AM Tote Bag Café: Beth Collea: Do we need a Family Faith & Practice?
9:00 Session 4: Laura MacNorlin: Using the Arts in our Practice and Programming
10:00 Worship with Winchester Friends
12:00 PM Lunch
12:30 Closing Circle and Farewell (onsite)
Join us for a weekend of joyful inspiration, resources, renewal, worship and fellowship. We gather as a community of practice of over 700 Friends spanning six continents. We bring together the craft of our practice, our fresh approaches and our areas of challenge and struggle. We hold all of it together with a worshipful heart and mind.
Our program features:
- Melinda Wenner Bradley: Patterns & Examples: Answering New Questions with Faith & Play Stories
- Beth Henricks: Quaker Affirmation Curriculum for Adults
- Laura MacNorlin: Using the Arts in our Practice and Programming
- Peter Blood: Tools to Build a Vibrant Quaker Movement in the 21st Century
Additional sessions focus on building your circle of families and re-igniting and re-imagining your Children’s Ministry after all of the changes brought by the COVID pandemic. We’ll have time for regional conversations and plenary sessions with Spanish language interpretation.
Come celebrate our shared stewardship of Quaker faith formation and all of the new ways this is happening. Bring your work to share through an interest group, a presentation board, and informal conversation. Take home the joy of fellowship, the energy of renewed vision, and the hope of positive examples of vibrant meetings and Friends churches.