Paulette Meier, known to Canadian Friends through her CD, “Traditional Quaker Wisdom in Plainsong” is co-leading this Pendle Hill workshop.
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…”
For more information visit Pendle Hill Events.
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.
This entry was originally published at Anne Mitchell’s Blog.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.) 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.
The Associate Secretary for Development has full responsibility for FGC’s Development Program and serves a key leadership role with FGC’s partners and donors, organizational volunteer leadership, and the Staff Administrative Team.
FGC has a $2.5 M annual budget and raises approximately $1 M a year.
The ideal Associate Secretary candidate will:
– Have a minimum of five years professional development leadership experience, including comprehensive campaigns and the solicitation of major gifts.
– Be an active member of the Religious Society of Friends.
– Be committed to a journey of spiritual deepening, with a gift for encouraging others in their journey after the manner of Friends.
– Be able to do extensive travel, work weekends, and accept homestay hospitality.
This is a key leadership position within FGC and the Religious Society of Friends. A full job description is available here.
Send cover letter, resume, and three references to Barry Crossno, General Secretary, Friends General Conference, 1216 Arch Street, 2B, Philadelphia, PA 19107, email@example.com , by October 31, 2014.
Full-time. Full benefits. Based in the FGC Philadelphia office. Expected start date March 1, 2015. FGC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.