Quaker Organization Events

February 2017 Events

February 25 – Saturday – Night Sky Program with astronomer Kevin Bowles
Friends Wilderness Center (Harpers Ferry, WV)

Weather permitting (i.e. no rain, snow, thick clouds or dangerously high winds) come join us for an evening of Sky Watching with Kevin Bowles of the Morgan County (WV) Observatory and his telescope. Kevin is a font of wonderful information about the night sky and Cosmos ranging from ancient mythology and star stories to intergalactic collisions and black holes and he loves to share this information on these occasions. Objects that may be visible in the sky include: Venus and Mars if not too low on the horizon, also the Andromeda galaxy, Orion nebula, double cluster in Perseus and Pleiades. So not only can you see some wonderful objects in the sky but you can learn a lot as well. Meet at the Niles Cabin. A home cooked dinner is available at 6:00 if you make a reservation ($10 for ages 7+; 5$ for children under 7. The program will begin at 6:45 for which we are suggesting a $10 tax deductible donation per person (or $25 per family). Please RSVP to Sheila Bach (snbach@earthlink.net) if you plan to attend the program and when doing so indicate whether you would like dinner reservations.

March 2017 Events

March 11 – Saturday – Poems in the Cabin
Friends Wilderness Center (Harpers Ferry, WV)

Published poet, Tom Donlon, and FWC Board Member, Hayden Mathews will co-facilitate this program that will explore the power of poems to enrich our lives with their power to enlighten, challenge, and expand us. Drawing from poems that resonate strongly with them and poems that participants bring that are their particular favorites, the group will weave a warm mid-winter blanket of words to warm the soul. Absolutely NO prior experience in reading or writing poetry is necessary - only a desire to explore our inner reaches using the magic carpet of poetry. Please RSVP to Sheila Bach (snbach@earthlink.net) and when doing so indicate whether you would like to have a home-cooked lunch (a $10 cost).

March 23-26 – Quakers in Pastoral Care and Counseling Annual Conference
Quaker Hill Conference Center (Richmond, IN)

The annual Quakers in Pastoral Care & Counseling (QPCC) conference has been rescheduled for March 23-26, 2017 at Quaker Hill Conference Center in Richmond, Indiana. The conference program, Centered in Wholeness: Body & Spirit, will be led by Stephanie Ford, known to many as a longtime Associate Professor of Spirituality at Earlham School of Religion. Stephanie is now Minister of Christian Formation at Binkley Baptist Church in Chapel Hill, NC. She also teaches with the Friends of Christ School (a local ecumenical group), and the Upper Room Academy for Spiritual Formation. The retreat schedule will include discussion and exercises led by Stephanie, small group sharing, and ample time for recharging/reconnecting with F/friends, nature, Spirit, and yourself. Massage, yoga, centering prayer, aromatherapy, and other self-care opportunities are on the menu as well. For more information about the conference, speaker, and QPCC itself, go to our website (www.qpcc.us). To register, go to https://www.regonline.com/register/login.aspx?eventID=1837205&MethodId=0&Events.

March 31 – Early Registration for FUM Triennial Ends

The early-bird registration deadline for the 31st Friends United Meeting Triennial is coming soon! Make plans now to gather with Quakers from all over the world in Wichita, Kansas—July 12- 16, 2017. We will be meeting on the campus of Friends University five days of worship, fellowship, learning and service. Register before March 31st and save $30! Full information and registration is at https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?EventID=1877598

April 2017 Events

April 8 – Saturday – Spring Work Day
Friends Wilderness Center (Harpers Ferry, WV)

Come for food, fun, and fellowship and help out with spring maintenance chores that range from cleaning windows, to cutting limbs, grass and weeds, to painting, and light carpentry. If you have a chain saw to cut some logs that are just a bit too long to fit into the stove and some that will need to be split. Many hands make light work and working beneath a lovely Blue Ridge sky makes it a real joy. Please come and join us in this timeless rite of spring. Please RSVP to Sheila Bach (snbach@earthlink.net) to aid her in determining how many will be having lunch (home-cooked and FREE for participants).

April 20 – 23 – Waging Peace – AFSC Centennial Summit
Sheraton Hotel (Philadelphia, PA)

As part of AFSC’s 100th anniversary celebration, we will host a summit articulating a vision forward for peace and justice by joining movements that are reaching out to make the connection between militarism, racism, and materialism. The summit will capitalize on AFSC’s historical role as a convener of the peace movement, and reignite a global commitment to sow the seeds of lasting peace with justice. Please join us the weekend of April 20-23 at the Sheraton Hotel (201 N. 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103) by registering at www.afsc.org/summit.

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