Announcing Quaker Continuing Education-three new courses scheduled as interest and need indicate
All classes are read-in-advance and discuss with the group. All books and materials are borrowed from LOFM, but a notebook or journal may be helpful. Each group will determine when they want to meet, such as Monday evenings, or Sunday afternoons following the regularly scheduled committee meetings. If anyone is interested, send an e-mail to [email protected], tell her which class you are interested in and the days/times you would prefer. Jane would also welcome co-leaders.
Introduction to Quakerism: A one session discussion following individual reading of The Quakers, A Very Short Introduction by Pink Dandelion.
Quakerism 101: An eight session basic education to “everything anyone ever wanted to know about Quakers and what they believe.” Read five books and several hand-outs and then discuss with others. Each session takes about two hours. The entire course is based on the standard curriculum from Philadelphia Yearly Meeting with some additional hand-outs. The first session introduces Worship Sharing and active listening techniques to facilitate sharing.
Quakerism 102: An in depth look into “Quaker Process,” and meetings’ infrastructure. We will use the new book called Quaker Process, by Mathilda Navias (2012) as well as LOFM’s Procedures Manual and the new (draft) SCYM Faith and Practice.