Around Friends: New England Yearly Meeting Hosts “Emerging Practices in Quaker Outreach”
On April 29-May 1, New England Yearly Meeting hosted forty-plus Friends gathered at Woolman Hill Quaker Retreat Center. Two-thirds of those gathered came from New England and New York yearly meetings, while others came from Texas, Indiana, and more. In plenaries, workshops, resources, and informal conversations these Friends explored:
- Ways we can prepare and assess our readiness for outreach
- Reaching Out
- Welcoming In
- Creative Programming
- Supporting Newcomers on their own Quaker journeys.
Together we looked at new ways of being present and available in the broader culture and how to offer the Quaker way for a life lived in the Light and ways of seeking that together.
Many of the papers and handouts are shared at http://neym.org/outreach