Event Details

Event Date

Event Date: Wednesday, February 16, 2022 -through Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Event Time

Event Time: 10:00 AM - to 11:30 AM

All events are Eastern Time

Event Description

The Silence & Light eRetreat invites you to explore and practice the experience of Quaker worship and silent waiting, for an inward encounter with Inner Teacher who leads, guides, and transforms us every day.

“This eRetreat has been a gentle reminder to ‘wait to feel the Spirit’ and listen more closely for it….This was a perfect combination of a mini retreat, communal sharing and learning experience.” – Spiritual Deepening eRetreat participant

eRetreat Details:

  • Offered February 16 – March 16, 2022
  • Four weeks, $45 pay-as-led** participation fee
  • Weekly readings, queries, resources, and activities available on FGC’s eRetreat website, Matrix
  • Community Building Calls: Wednesdays from 10-11:30am Eastern / 7:30-8am Pacific starting February 16

**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.

eRetreat Schedule and Weekly Themes

Weekly Theme Module Begins Community Building Call
Introductions February 16
Week 1: Stillness and Silent Times February 16 February 23
Week 2: The Light Working in Us February 23 March 2
Week 3: Deep Listening & Discernment March 2 March 9
Week 4: Relationships & Spiritual Community March 9 March 16

Community Building Calls

Each week, the facilitators 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 Silence & Light eRetreat will be facilitated by Gay Edelman.

Gay Norton Edelman is a member of Shrewsbury Friends Meeting in Shrewsbury, NJ, where she is currently Co-Clerk of Ministry & Counsel. Gay is a poet, essayist and author of the book, The Hungry Ghost: How I Ditched 100 Pounds and Came Fully Alive. She is a Writing Instructor with Project Write Now, a non-profit writing school based in Red Bank, NJ. Working with groups and individuals, virtually and in-person, she focuses on the deep psycho/spiritual aspects of the creative process. Previously, as a writer and editor working in women’s magazines, she specialized in psychology, spirituality and relationships. Gay has worked for many years as a spiritual life coach. Also a Reiki master, yogi and martial arts student, she often combines healing modalities in her spiritual nurturer practice.

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