Quaker Organization Events

January 2017 Events

January 11 - Discover Sandy Spring Friends School
Sandy Spring Friends School (Sandy Spring, MD)

Looking for a great school for your child in this New Year? Sandy Spring Friends School (SSFS) is hosting a Discover SSFS Information Session on Wednesday, January 11th. Join us to learn more about our academically rigorous college preparatory program for children in Preschool (ages 3 and 4) – 12th Grade. Our students develop a love of learning through close collaboration with their teachers and peers (average class size is 14). We invite you to come and learn about our inquiry-based approach, and how we incorporate the natural beauty of our 140-acre campus in hands-on learning. Our event program is as follows: 8:15-8:45AM – Registration and Refreshments; 8:45-9:00AM – Welcome Remarks; 9:00-11:00AM – Tour and Classroom Visits. We hope you can make it! Please RSVP.

February 2017 Events

February 17 – 19 – 40th Annual Washington Friends Conference on Religion and Psychology
Claggett Center (Adamstown, MD)

The plenary speaker for this year is Jungian Analyst Melanie Starr Costello who presents the topic of Decline and Ascent: The Paradoxical Passage of Elderhood. In addition to the plenary sessions, you may join any one of seven (7) Interest Groups.  Overnight accommodations are comfortable and all meals are included in the price of the Conference. The themes of the Conference incorporate the Quaker belief in the inner Light, as well as the principles of depth psychology with an emphasis on the work of C.G. Jung. Affiliation with the Religious Society of Friends is not necessary to attend.  All are welcome. For questions, contact Loy Jones (301-288-7867) or Susan Brown (301-570-9728 or webmaster@fcrp.quaker.org). You may check out the entire program and preregister at http://fcrp.quaker.org.

March 2017 Events

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.

April 2017 Events

April 20 - 23 - AFSC Centennial Summit Confernce
(Philadelphia, PA)

The Summit will include an academic symposium and workshops about AFSC’s history and the success of peace movements. The summit will culminate in a day of action to practice the techniques for peace and justice covered in the first two days. The summit is free to attend, but food and lodging will be up to the participants. Registration links will be found at afsc.org/100. More details will follow as the date approaches.

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