Canadian Yearly Meeting Education & Outreach Committee
Announces its Online Courses for Spring 2017
“Introduction to Quakers and Friends’ Ways”
Facilitator: David Summerhays (Montreal Monthly Meeting)
Friends across Canada are invited to participate in an online course that will begin in mid-May.
Introduction to Quakers and Friends’ Ways — This course will address the early history of Friends, the history of Friends in Canada, the experiential nature of Quaker faith, the role of the Meeting in Quaker life, Quaker testimonies and their origin, and how our Quaker community nurtures how we live, work, worship, and transact business. This course was previously offered in 2012, 2015 and 2016.
Although created to meet the needs of more recent attenders seeking to learn more about Quakerism, we believe that even longstanding members could benefit from this course. We welcome inquiries from anyone who would like to learn more about Quaker ways, with priority given to Canadian Yearly Meeting Members and Attenders.
How it will work
Participants will meet once a week for six weeks using either video conferencing or audio conferencing technology. If you are unfamiliar with conferencing technology, don’t worry, the facilitator and the Education and Outreach Committee are committed to making participation in the course as easy as possible for everyone.
Participants will be asked to do a short reading before each of the sessions. These readings can be viewed anytime through a link under Introduction to Quaker and Friends’ Ways on the CYM web site: http://quaker.ca/resources/education/
The course will include worship, active exercises, reflections from readings, and the application to one’s own life of what is learned.
How to Sign Up
The course is free of charge. To indicate your interest, please register by Friday May 12 at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdXtawupdbjTAk0Rvkk1nNe9vwHe-koaeHvsA9CrtR9tPCUmw/viewform?usp=sf_link
We plan to begin the course the week of May 15 at a time that will be determined based on the results of poll to be completed with registration.