Join us for a day of worship, prayer, celebration, and discovery. Come together to explore the gifts and paths that our meeting's challenges have offered us the past year. Let’s see where Spirit is alive in our communities.
We will reflect on the life in our local meetings to see where we can inform the Yearly Meeting on how to best support local meetings through programmatic priorities.
Together we will:
Identify the resources meetings have to offer each other
Unpack themes in State of Society reports as well as trends from statistical reports
Explore what’s possible now
A guiding quote for the day will be the following:
“Friends are most in the Spirit when they stand at the crossing point of the inward and outward life. And that is the intersection at which we find community. a place where the connections felt in the heart make themselves known in bonds between people, and where the tugging and pullings of those bonds keep opening our hearts.” (Parker Palmer, A Place Called Community, Pendle Hill Pamphlet #212, 1977)
This meeting will be planned and hosted by the clerk of Ministry and Counsel, the clerk of the Meeting Accompaniment Group, and by the Program Director.
Participants can participate in this event on-site at Concord (NH) Meeting, via Zoom, or gathered with a local cluster connected via Zoom.
There will be a local cluster participating from Midcoast Meeting in Damariscotta, ME. If you are interested in participating from this site, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you plan to attend on-site in Concord, please register by June 20th, if possible. This will help us comfortably accommodate everyone.
We are looking for volunteers who are willing to serve as event greeters and tech assistants. If you are interested in volunteering, email Nia (email@example.com).
Questions? Suggestions? To contact the gathering hosts, email Carl Williams (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Covid Precautions for this event
All in-person participants over the age of 4 years must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 (with boosters strongly encouraged for all eligible). Friends are encouraged to test at home before the event. Stay home if you are experiencing Covid symptoms. Participants who have recently tested positive must follow the CDC guidelines for isolation and exposure. Masks are optional and the choice to mask will always be respected. There will be indoor and outdoor dining spaces.