June 20, 2010

On Being A Quaker - an upcoming presentation

Dear Friends,

This coming Friday, I will present a two-hour session to a Fallsington Friends in Pennsylvania. These Friends had had a discussion earlier this spring about some of what was written in a recent Quaker Life magazine, about "old and new kinds of Quakers. That discussion set off a larger conversation--something I learned about when I participated in the QUIP conference last spring.

Way opened for me to share my own journey around this sort of topic with these Friends. Here's a brief write up of what I'll be focusing on:

On Being A Quaker
Friday evening, June 25, 2010
7:00-9:00 pm.

"Dear Friends, watch over one another in love, and stir up that which is pure in one another, and exhort one another daily." —G. Fox, Epistle 22 [Thanks, Mark!]

Our peculiar faith tradition shifts and morphs over the generations as we listen for God, resist the temptations of secular society, and rediscover the principles of Love, faithfulness, and witness that guided early Friends. This two-hour session will invite us to consider how we as Friends belong to one another and to Quakerism, regardless of how long we have been among Friends.
I'd appreciate prayers for faithful service and staying open to whatever it is that God may give me to share.



Eileen Flanagan said...

Will hold you in the Light! Safe travels.

Iris said...

Didn't read this entry until after you presented at Fallsington Friends, so I wasn't able to send my prayers in advance. I'm hoping, though, that it was a spirit-filled evening for you and all who attended.

I recently had the chance to consider deeply among unprogrammed and evangelical Quaker women how, as you invited in your presentation, we belong to one another and to Quakerism. You might be interested in my reflections on the Pacific Northwest Quaker Women's Theology Conference at bloggerbyconvincement.blogspot.com/

Good to share with you in this journey - Iris Graville

Liz Opp said...

Thanks, Eileen. And good to hear from you, Iris! I had sincerely hoped Way would be open for me to travel to the conference this year, but sadly, that was not the case.

Glad to know there was a presentation about blogging: I think the online conversation among Quakers has enriched a good many of us, regardless of branch affiliation--or maybe because of it!

On a related note, I hope to write a summary soon of what I remember talking about during this particular presentation to Fallsington Friends. Stay tuned...