Event Details

Next Event Date

Event Date: Monday, October 23, 2023

Event Time

Event Time: 7:00 PM - to 8:30 PM

All events are Eastern Time

Repeating Event Schedule

Repeating Event Date Range: Every Monday,starting October 2, 2023 -through October 23, 2023

Event Time: 7:00 PM - to 8:30 PM

All events are Eastern Time

Event Description

How is Spirit inviting us to go deeper in our worship, our relationships, and our daily lives?  How do we invite each other into community?  What does a practice of invitational worship look like? This retreat will explore Quaker community-building and spiritual deepening through the theme of invitational spirituality.  There will be plenty of time for connection, play, worship, and rest.

eRetreat Details:

  • Offered October 2-23, 2023
  • Four weeks, $45 pay-as-led** participation fee
  • Weekly readings, queries, resources, and activities available on FGC’s eRetreat website, Matrix
  • Community Building Calls: Mondays from 7-8:30pm Eastern / 6-7:30pm Central / 5-6:30pm Mountain / 4-5:30pm Pacific, starting October 2nd.

**Pay-as-Led is a method of offering sliding scale pricing so that paid events are more accessible for people with a wide range of abilities to pay. Participants choose how much to pay for the registration fee.

Learn more about FGC’s eRetreats here: eRetreat FAQs and What to Expect

eRetreat Schedule and Weekly Themes

Module Begins: Community Building Call, 7pm Eastern on Mondays
Introductory Call October 2
Module 1: The Invitation October 2 October 9
Module 2: God’s Invitation to Us October 9 October 16
Module 3: Our Invitation to God and Others October 16 October 23

Community Building Calls

Each week, the facilitator will lead Community Building Calls using Zoom. During these calls, participants will have the opportunity to reflect on the eRetreat content, worship together, do additional eRetreat exercises, and build connections with each other.

The Invitational Spirituality eRetreat will be facilitated by Rachel Ernst Stahlhut.

Rachel Ernst Stahlhut

Rachel Ernst Stahlhut (she/her) is the coordinator of the Spiritual Deepening Program of Friends General Conference and also serves as the assistant presiding clerk of Ohio Valley Yearly Meeting.  She has traveled in the ministry with a concern for outreach and deepening the spiritual vitality of meetings and individuals. Rachel lives with her family in Cincinnati, Ohio where she spends her time sitting on the porch and hosting game nights with friends.  Her favorite Quaker quote is from Isaac Penington: Give over thine own willing, give over thy own running, give over thine own desiring to know or be anything and sink down to the seed which God sows in the heart, and let that grow in thee and be in thee and breathe in thee and act in thee; and thou shalt find by sweet experience that the Lord knows that and loves and owns that, and will lead it to the inheritance of Life, which is its portion.

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