The Canadian Yearly Meeting Education & Outreach Committee would like to announce its upcoming online workshop “Introduction to Quakers and Friends’ Ways”. The course will be facilitated by Eric Kristensen (Vancouver Monthly Meeting).
The Introduction to Quakers and Friends’ Ways 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.
For further information about the workshops and how to register please consult the attached PDF document.
Streams of Living Water: Renewing the Contemplative Tradition through Meditation and Plainsong
By Cynthia Bourgeault and Paulette Meier
Join contemporary contemplative Cynthia Bourgeault and Quaker singer and chant-writer Paulette Meier in a weekend of experiencing and exploring the Christian mystical tradition. Refresh yourself with Centering Prayer and Quaker silence. Open your heart and mind by singing Paulette’s haunting and singular chants. And absorb reflections on how the rich streams of the Christian mystical experience flow together with an internationally known scholar and practitioner of that tradition.
March 27-29, 2015
“…Open your heart and mind by singing Paulette’s haunting and singular chants. And absorb reflections on how the rich streams of the Christian mystical experience flow together with a modern day mystic, Cynthia Bourgeault…”
The Education & Outreach Committee of CYM (E&O) offered a workshop by Arthur Larrabee on clerking Quaker meetings for worship for business.
Arthur Larrabee is a life long Friend and member of Central Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. He has led many workshops on clerking. He has served as clerk of his monthly meeting and has served 7 years as General Secretary of PHLYM. He comes with enthusiasm, experience, wit and humour to the task of providing servant leadership for Friends.
The course was titled: “Serving the Community with Joy and Confidence.” and was well-attended.
As part of the global effort to mobilize action on climate changed, the World Council of Churches and Religions for Peace is organizing an Interfaith Summit on Climate change, to be held in New York, 21-22 September 2014. This is just ahead of the United Nations Climate Summit on 23 September in New York. The program of the Interfaith Summit will be open to the public. Registration information is at Inter Faith Summit on Climate Change. Faith leaders will contribute to creating a coordinated long term interfaith mobilization for climate justice. If you are going to be in New York and want to march with Quakers go to Quaker Earthcare Witness – and register.
Vancouver Island Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends, in Victoria, BC, is seeking a hospitable couple for the position of Resident Friends, for a term of 1-3 years commencing Summer 2015.
Duties, in addition to being a Friendly presence to the community, include loving care of our Heritage Meeting House, and marvellous garden and fruit trees. In exchange we provide an unfurnished suite in the Meeting House.
Further information from Janine Gagnier (250-727-6860 or email@example.com.) Apply with resume and references by email, or by post to Personnel Committee c/o Fern Street Meeting, 1831 Fern St, Victoria BC, V8R 4K4, by September 15, 2014.