Quaker Organization Events

March 2018 Events

March 23 – Commemoration of the Selma March
William Penn House (Washington, DC)

Join us at 7pm for a Commemoration of the Selma March from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965. We will partially screen the 2014 movie “Selma” and have a discussion facilitated by Jim Patterson. Jim will share his experiences as an Alabama native whose father served as a National Guardsman protecting the marchers and who appeared as a reporter in the film. Please RSVP on Facebook if you’ll be able to attend. (https://www.facebook.com/events/361989570876736/)

April 2018 Events

April 4 – Discover SSFS Event for Prospective Families
Sandy Spring Friends School (Sandy Spring, MD)

Do you know a family that has been meaning to come and check out the school? The Admission Office is hosting a Discover SSFS event on Wednesday, April 4th. Check-in is from 8:15-8:45am. Parents take a campus tour to learn more about what makes Sandy Spring Friends School such an amazing place for personal and academic development. The event will conclude at 11:00am. Spaces are limited so be sure to ask your friends to pre-register by Friday, March 30th.

April 5 – 8 – QPCC – Quakers in Pastoral Care and Counseling: Annual Conference
Quaker Hill Retreat Center (Richmond, IN)

QPCC members are Quaker (mostly) chaplains, counselling professionals and pastors. Quaker life and counseling practice has always included elements of mindfulness, and we find there is always more to learn. With this in mind, we invite you to come to the next QPCC conference/retreat to be held on April 5 to 8 at Quaker Hill Retreat Center in Richmond, IN. Our conference retreat theme is: Awakening Together: Exploring Mindfulness, Healing Ourselves, Healing the World. Led by Valerie Brown, JD, MA, PCC, a Friend, international retreat leader, spiritual director, author, accredited leadership coach, and Center for Courage and Renewal facilitator. Registration is open now. Check the QPCC website for more details at www.qpcc.us. ‘Small groups’ as usual, sharing with new and old friends and we hope to adopt a new strategic plan for QPCC.

April 21 – This Evil Thing
William Penn House (Washington, DC)

Join us at 7pm for a one-man performance and discussion of This Evil Thing, the shocking and inspiring story of the "Richmond 16", a group of men who said no to war. Michael Mears - ‘The Fringe-First Award winning master of the one-man show’ – portrays a gallery of characters from conscientious objectors to army generals, from Prime Ministers to world-famous mathematicians. This highly original piece of storytelling uses verbatim testimonies, a multi-layered sound landscape and vivid visual imagery. RSVP on Facebook if you would like to attend. (https://www.facebook.com/events/2000659940197990/)

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June 10 – 13
Celebrating 40 Years of Celebration of Discipline:
Empowering Spiritual Transformation in the Local Church
George Fox University (Newberg, OR)

It’s hard to believe, but Richard Foster’s now-classic book on the spiritual disciplines is entering its fifth decade! It truly is one of the most influential books in creating spiritual renewal among followers of Jesus worldwide. This is the final year that Richard will be doing public speaking, and he has requested that a conference be held in Newberg, where he taught and served in pastoral ministry, when his book was written and published in 1978. This conference is especially designed for pastors and church leaders, but all interested in going deeper into their relationship with Christ are welcome. Special features of the conference include plenary sessions by outstanding leaders, workshops on the disciplines, inspiring music, times of prayer and spiritual deepening, and personal reflection on the illuminative artwork of five volumes of The Saint John’s Bible. Plenary speakers include: Richard and Nathan Foster, Robin Baker, Juanita and Rudy Ramsus, Chris Hall, and Mimi Dixon. More information is available online: https://renovare.org/40/fox. A time-sensitive notice: the $40 early registration break expires March 1, and fifty $100 scholarships have been offered to pastors and church staff members registering before May 1; alternatively fifty $100 scholarships for George Fox University students, faculty and staff are available for those registering before May 1. Please consider coming to the conference, and do let others know as well. For more information, contact Paul Anderson, Professor of Biblical and Quaker Studies at George Fox University (panderso@georgefox.edu).

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