We will explore the challenges and opportunities of children and youth ministry in a Quaker Meeting, no matter its size. How do we build robust children and youth programming that is inviting and engaging with the kids? We will also discuss ideas for specific programming, curriculum and share experiences of curriculum that has been useful. We will engage and give space for all to share and brainstorm.
Beth Henricks is Associate Pastor and Christian Education Director of Indianapolis First Friends Meeting.
If ever there was a time when we needed to know how to have productive conversations with the people we are called to love, it is now. What is holding us back? What makes it so difficult? How do we start? What will make it successful? What do we hope will be the result? You are invited to participate in efforts to answer those questions in our hour-and-a-half Zoom consultation/ discussion on Monday, November 7.
Sylvia Graves Beane was recently a co-leader of Western Yearly Meeting, and is a past General Secretary of Friends United Meeting.
Cultivating generosity is an essential piece to individual and communal faithfulness. When it comes to financial generosity, it is also a necessary ingredient in carrying out the mission God is giving your community of faith. Join us for a conversation and focus on some of the best practices you can implement to nurture generosity and faithful stewardship in your fellowship.
Colin Saxton is the Advancement Officer for Friends United Meeting, and a stewardship consultant with Everence, the Mennonite (and Quaker) financial services organization
Charlotte Stangeland, of Iowa Yearly Meeting, will lead a discussion about the Holy Spirit’s work in our lives. How can we increase our awareness and openness to the Spirit’s leadings? How can we recognize and appreciate each others’ spiritual gifts? The discussion of gifts will focus on the grace gifts in Romans 12 and the leadership gifts of Ephesians 4.
How are Friends dealing with conflict while coping with the shifts coming from the society, the public health issues, and the place of religion in our lives? Bill Eagles leads an examination of applying Quaker principles in an evolving environment. Or, putting it more plainly, remembering in moments of conflict that we might be wrong—and what to do about that possibility.
Bill Eagles is a past clerk of North Carolina Yearly Meeting, a retired lawyer, and a practicing mediator, as well as a member of the Friends United Meeting Board.