Friends of Color and their immediate family members are invited to a retreat immediately prior to the 2013 FGC Gathering. This retreat is for Gathering attenders only. Keep reading to find out more about:
Friends of Color are a small population in the Religious Society of Friends in the U.S. and Canada, and at the Gathering. Experience indicates that the better we know each other, the better we can support each other throughout the year and at the Gathering. This Retreat is a new experiment in strengthening multigenerational community as a resource for the Gathering and beyond.
Programming will include adults and adolescents. There will be special programming for middle schoolers, and childcare for younger children.
During our time together over the weekend we will build our community through:
- Mutual support and sharing
- Sharing why Quakerism is important to us
- Identifying ways to support each other throughout the week of the Gathering
- Discussing how we can share our experience at the Gathering with our meetings
Retreat participants will be housed in University of Northern Colorado dorms according to their Gathering housing requests. The retreat starts with dinner on Friday June 28 and continues until lunch on Sunday June 30. Friends are encouraged to arrive Friday, and are welcome to join the retreat whenever they arrive on campus. Friends with Junior Gathering or other responsibilities on Sunday may need to leave the retreat early.
MAY 30 UPDATE: Attendance is high enough that we have used the grant for this retreat. People registering for the retreat as of May 30 will have to pay for early housing and meals.
FOR THOSE REGISTERING BEFORE MAY 30: The cost of meals and basic housing ($30/night for adults) is covered by a grant from the Lindley Murray Fund. Singles or private baths will incur an extra fee that will be covered by the registrant.
When you register for the Gathering, choose the “Pre-Gathering People of Color Retreat.”
Are you planning on attending the retreat? Invite a friend to join you.
FGC Committee for Nurturing Ministries Ministry on Racism Program. If you have further questions, please contact Vanessa Julye email@example.com