This information is about the 2017 Gathering. Check back in mid-December 2017 for information specific to the 2018 Gathering at the University of Toledo.
From opening worship Sunday night to closing worship Saturday morning, there are ample opportunities to worship at Gathering. We hope our worship together will create ripples of deepening and growth throughout the week and beyond.
We have worship in our workshops and opportunities for worship under the care of: Quaker Earthcare Witness; Friends for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Concerns (FLGBTQC); People of Color; and Intergenerational Worship with Junior Gathering.
Use the Silent Place for personal reflection or to engage in artwork, journal, read, meditate or pray.
A list of all of the organized worship activities will be at registration. We welcome everyone, including children, at any worship opportunity.
May these many opportunities for worship at the Gathering enrich your life, refresh your spirit, and nurture you so that you may be transformed as you return to your daily life.
G. Peter Jemison is a Heron Clan member of the Seneca Nation of Indians.
Regina Renee Ward identifies as a Christian Friend and attends Mountain View Friends Meeting in Denver, Colorado. Her favorite book in the Bible is James and her life verse is Micah 6:8 :
The Bible Half-Hour takes place Monday-Friday 6:00-6:30 pm.
NEW THIS YEAR! We will start our day worshipping together as a community in family friendly worship. It will include music, stories, queries, and open worship. It is half an hour and intended for absolutely everyone! Join us in being community together, creating Ripples, experiencing Spirit moving amongst us.
Looking for a small group experience within the larger gathering? Touchstone Groups of roughly eight people meet daily for worship sharing around queries and growth opportunities rippling from Spirit's movement in the Gathering and our lives. When you register, choose a time of day you'd like to meet and you'll be assigned to a group.
Leadership Needed: Volunteer when registering if you are willing to lead a Touchstone Group.