Events of interest to the Quaker community

Date Time Event
9/27 9-9:45am GIANT Children's Meeting! Theme: Celebrating New Beginnings. It’s “Children’s Meeting” because we’re making a space to nurture the spiritual lives and Quaker identity of young people. We hope this online community will support familiesandthe Friends offering children’s programs in their meeting; the 9:00 start is intended to allow folks to attend worship in their own meeting later that morning. Each 30-45 minute program will feature a theme and seasoned facilitators leading us throughgrounding- exploring- wondering and creating.Register to receive zoom link.
9/27-10/23 On demand FGC presents Spiritual Deepening eRetreat: Weaving a Wider Welcome. Find out why people don’t come back and why people choose to engage. Discover ways meetings can shift their culture to become more newcomer-friendly. Explore effective ways to better reach newcomers with a special focus on seekers of Color- LGBTQ folks- and families with young children. Co-facilitated by Fran Brokaw and Jaya Karsemeyer Bone. Zoom link provided upon RSVP.
10/1 4pm Thursdays with Friends. The State of Native America.Featuring special guest Kerri Colfer- FCNL Congressional Advocate for Native American Policy.
10/3.10/10 4-5:30pm FGC presents Spiritual Deepening Offering – Book Discussion "How to be an Antiracist" by Ibram X. Kendi. Led by Regina Renee Ward and Polly Washburn. Zoom link provided upon RSVP.
10/5 7-9pm Pendle Hill Lecture with George Lakey. "Can Quakers and Others Help Prevent an American Slide Into Dictatorship? Hint: Nonviolence Will Be Key!"Register here to receive link.
10/6 6pm Film on WHYY "Quakers: The Quiet Revolutionaries"
10/8 2-3pm Fall Mindfulness Series hosted by PYM. No cost. Register here to receive zoom link.
10/8-10/17 Thursdays 6-9pm Saturdays 9-3pm Basic AVP (Alternatives to Violence Program)Training for Facilitators.  First ever online Basic Training. It will happen in four Zoom sessions: two Thurs. evenings and two Sat’s. RSVP to receive link.
10/10.10/24 Time varies Young Friends Worldwide for Climate Action – Peace & Justice. Sponsored by the Friends World Committee for Consultation. A 10 week series of 5 online workshops to build a community of Young Quakers around the world interested in Climate Action – Peace & Justice. Register for one or all workshops.
10/14 6:30-8pm Pendle Hill's October Reading Group. Pamphlet 306 "Four Doors to Meeting for Worship" (copies available to borrow!) Register here to participate.
10/15-11/19 On demand FGC presents Spiritual Deepening eRetreat: Antiracism in Popular Films: A discussion.
10/17 11-12:30pm Quaker College Panel. Held annually- aka the Quaker College Fair exists to help Quaker and non-Quaker students think through the search process- access information and consider what a values-based college search can bring to the discernment process. Register to receive link.
10/25 9-9:45am GIANT Children's Meeting! Theme: Friends and Family. It’s “Children’s Meeting” because we’re making a space to nurture the spiritual lives and Quaker identity of young people. The 9:00 start is intended to allow folks to attend worship in their own meeting later that morning. Each 30-45 minute program will feature a theme and seasoned facilitators leading us throughgrounding- exploring- wondering and creating.Register to receive zoom link.
10/25-11/20 FGC presents Spiritual Deepening eRetreat: Understanding & Healing White Supremacy Examine your understanding of what racism- white supremacy- and white privilege are-and how they are embedded in our society -Quaker meetings and lives. You will gain knowledge of historical and current realities of racial oppression in the United States and explore how Quaker faith and practice can provide grounding tools and fire for our work against racial injustice. You will explore how Spirit is calling you to action for racial justice while gaining tools for identifying and disrupting racism- white privilege- and white supremacy.
11/2 7-9pm Pendle Hill Lecture with Eileen Flanigan "What Happens Wednesday? Preparing Ourselves for the Work Ahead" Register here to receive link.
11/5 4pm Thursdays with Friends. FCNL presents: Finding Justice in Police Reform.
11/7 9-3pm PYM Fall Continuing Sessions@Arch Street Meetinghouse.
11/8-12/11 On demand FGC presents Spiritual Deepening eRetreat: Building a Meaningful Life.
11/11 6:30-8pm Pendle Hill Reading Group. Pamphlet #465 "Race- Systemic Violence – and Retrospective Justice: An African American Quaker Scholar-Activist Challenges Conventional Narratives." Click here to register.
11/14-17 times vary FCNL Annual Meeting & Public Policy Institute
11/19 4pm Thursdays with Friends. FCNL presents: Living as an Undocumented Migrant.

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