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World Quaker Day

Friends World Committee for Consultation is calling Quakers from every branch and all over the globe to celebrate World Quaker Day on Sunday, October 4th, 2015. World Quaker Day is a time for Quaker Churches and Meetings to remember our shared history and traditions and unite in prayer and thanksgiving for the wider Society of Friends.

As World Quaker Day quickly approaches, we encourage Churches and Meetings to plan their World Quaker Day activities with the 2016 FWCC World Plenary Meeting’s theme in mind: Living the transformation: Creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the children of God (Romans 8:19). For creative ideas on incorporating this theme into your celebration, as well as for additional resources on World Quaker Day, you can check out worldquakerday.org.
We would also like to encourage Friends to share what their community did to celebrate World Quaker Day, whether it be a brief description, a poem written for the occasion, any photos or videos taken that day, or anything that can be shared to show others what your Meeting or Church did. These submissions will be posted on the website. You can submit these by emailing us, posting them to the FWCC World Office Facebook page, or tweeting at us. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #wqd on all social media!

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World Quaker Day

World Quaker Day

Friend World Committee for Consultation (FWCC) invites every Quaker meeting and church from around the world to celebrate WORLD QUAKER DAY  on October 5,2014. As the sun rises in each area of the world, we want to remember that Quakers are worshiping through every time zone, celebrating our deep connections across cultures and Quaker traditions.

Find links to many resources on the WORLDQUAKER DAY websiteYou may want to incorporate the Kabarak Call for Ecojustice into worship, for example, or use it as the basis for sharing or discussion surrounding worship.

In planning for WORLD QUAKER DAY, consider options that work in your church or meeting, bringing the theme into your planning for the day. You may want to incorporate the Kabarak Call into worship or use it as the basis for sharing or discussion surrounding worship. Perhaps it prompts a person or persons to speak on how they “let their lives speak” in daily life. Perhaps there is opportunity for children to lead the meeting or church in an activity or conduct a multi-generational activity about God’s creation. The theme may open us to consider how we are part of a world family of Friends and the encouragement this gives us.

Whatever you do as a worshiping community, we hope you will share this with others through FWCC. It can be very simple — a description, a poem, a short video from a mobile phone, a few photos — we will post them on the WQD web site so that you can see what other churches and meetings were doing on the same day. Email items to us or post them to the FWCC World Office Facebook page, or Twitter, hashtag #wqd.

 

For more information visit FWCC World Office.

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CYM 2014 Report: Friends World Committee for Consultation

Steve Fick, the representative for Canadian Yearly Meeting to Friends World Committee for Consultation, presented a report at this year’s gathering. Reports are submitted once every 5 years, and give us an opportunity to hear about the work of FWCC and to ask questions. Steve was unable to attend the gathering in person, but made his report through video conferencing. 

His report can be found here. The FWCC website can be found here.

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