Quaker Organization Events
Broadmead Announces Openings for Independent Living Residents
Broadmead is a Quaker continuing care retirement community founded by Friends of Baltimore Monthly Meeting, Stony Run and located in Cockeysville, Maryland. They have announced that they have some available studios in Independent Living that they would like to make Friends aware of, as Broadmead also has a healthy fund that could be used to financially assist age and medically appropriate Quakers with obtaining residency at Broadmead. Their residency would include the on-site higher levels of care if needed as they age. This is an excellent opportunity. For more information, contact Alycia Edwards. (443-578-8008 or email@example.com)
April 28 – March Today, Lobby Tomorrow Training
Friends Meeting of Washington (Washington, DC)
Join FCNL lobbyist Emily Wirzba for a 90-minute training on how to effectively engage and build a relationship with your members of Congress on climate change. Learn how to request a visit, how to structure a lobby visit, and how to find a group of people willing to lobby with you. Hear why persistent citizen lobbying from a place of faith is so important and can transform the national dialogue on climate change. The training in preparation for the People’s Climate March being held on Saturday will begin at 4:30pm. There will be a potluck open to all Friends at 6:00 and Meeting for Worship at 7:00.
May 6 – Sandy Spring Friends School’s Spring Fling
Sandy Spring Friends School (Sandy Spring, MD)
Come join us on Saturday, May 6th from 9-11AM for our Spring Fling! Children ages 3 to 5 and their families are welcome. There will be a petting farm, face painting, crafts, story time and our beautiful playground! We hope you will be able to join us to learn more about our pre-primary program and to see what a unique and beautiful learning environment we have to offer. RSVP at info.ssfs.org/springfling.
May 11 – 14 – Expanding Democracy in an Age of Polarization and Resistance
Pendle Hill (Wallingford, PA)
Friends, in light of the dramatically shifting political landscape, we are led to expand the scope of our original May conference theme to embrace a larger vision than we originally held. Greater militarization of police and documented instances of systematic abuse of the marginalized communities they “police,” are definitely very prominent aspects of how “law and order” manifests itself. But as visible, robust, and sustained opposition to these abuses grows, the state’s display and use of its ultimate weapon – violence – will escalate. As many movements in our nation’s history show, greater repression exposes some of the most vulnerable among us to much greater risks than others. At the same time, greater repression sharpens political, economic, and social issues and dramatizes their intersectionality. It creates an environment where a mass movement for positive social change can grow. We accept the challenges and embrace the opportunities that this historical moment offers us, and we invite you to join us in “Expanding Democracy in an Age of Polarization and Resistance.” For full information, including online registration, go to https://pendlehill.org/learn/expanding-democracy-conference/?bblinkid=39651476&bbemailid=3280044&bbejrid=232698178#.WLHCbvIayXB.
May 12 – Third Annual SBP Memorial Concert
Sandy Spring Friends School (Sandy Spring, MD)
Sandy Spring Friends School is delighted to present the third annual SBP Memorial Concert, held in honor and memory of Nan Schwarz Pricher '67 and Jane Schwarz Binger on Friday, May 12 at 7:15pm. This year's SBP Memorial Concert features Sonic Escape, founded by Shawn Wyckoff and Maria Kaneko Millar in 2009. Armed with flute & violin, their game plan—use hyper-instrumentals to fill hearts with indescribable joy—has landed them on hundreds of stages across 38 North American states, provinces and beyond! Maria and Shawn push themselves to the brink—singing, dancing, telling stories, and above all, playing their hearts out with a "wonderfully imaginative…anything goes sense of fun." (The Washington Post) Shawn and Maria have galvanized audiences at Lincoln Center, Chautauqua Institution, Kennedy Center, Radio City Music Hall, The Gershwin Theatre on Broadway, and Carnegie Hall. Their workshops and residencies have empowered students from Iqaluit, Nunavut down to Montgomery, Alabama and even their alma mater, The Juilliard School. Sonic Escape's latest offering—Speak like the Star You Are—transforms decades of stage-tested chops into a motivational performance/talk on public speaking. No tickets necessary. For more information about the concert, please visit www.ssfs.org/events/SBP. Questions? Please contact Lauren Mossman, Director of Advancement, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-774-7455, ext. 107.
June 2017 Events
June 23 – 28 – Quaker Spring: Experiencing the Inward Christ Together
Oakwood Friends School (Poughkeepsie, NY)
Are you longing for more quiet opportunities to worship and share with other Friends? Would you enjoy taking part in a radically unprogrammed retreat with Friends from a variety of theological backgrounds for a week or just a few days? The program will be shaped by God’s leading as the week unfolds. Each day will include Bible Study, worship, quiet time, evening explorations, and fellowship. Fees by freewill offering (guideline of roughly $46-60/adult/day for dorm room and meals). Deadline to register for the children’s program is June 1. For full information and registration, go to www.quakerspring.org, or contact the planning group at email@example.com.
July 2017 Events
August 18 - 20 - Quaker Religious Education Collaborative Gathering
Quaker Hill (Richmond, IN)
Join the Quaker Religious Education Collaborative for their 4th Annual Gathering. There will be a panel discussion on What is the Role of the Bible in Quaker Religious Education?, workshops, interest groups, and 2 nights of singing and music with Annie Patterson. For more information, including registration, go to www.quakers4re.org. The Quaker Religious Education Collaborative is a grassroots network of Friends holding a sense of stewardship for life-long Quaker Faith formation.
January 2018 Events
March 2018 Events