Every now and then, I get the itch to create and present a workshop for area Quakers that I hope will join us together in a fun and fruitful way.
When I add to that a desire to find ways to generate funds to bring to my part of the country a prominent Quaker presenter or a notable workshop that goes beyond an introductory session about Quakerism, well, that just makes me all the more eager to get going.
Since last fall, I've been working with a clearness committee around short- and long-term plans to help transform Minnesota into a destination for Quaker presenters and not just a fly-over zone.
Ideally, these two workshops are the first of a series to raise seed money to be put toward Quaker presenters with some name recognition.
Dirty Words in Modern Day Quakerism
May 1st, 2010
In this workshop, we’ll identify words and practices that seem to be dismissed or underappreciated by Friends today. We’ll dig into some historical and contemporary examples of those practices and explore the merit—or lack thereof—of reclaiming them for ourselves as modern-day Friends.
To register, or for more information about Dirty Words, click here.
Fear Factor: Getting Out of Our Own Way
May 15, 2010
Offering vocal ministry.
In this workshop, we’ll look at what Friends today seem most afraid of pursuing. Through hands-on activities, answering queries, and worship sharing, we’ll learn how we get in our own way—and consider how to get out of it so we may be better prepared to serve the meeting, the wider community, and God.
To register, or for more information about Fear Factor, click here.