Silence & Light for Quaker Newcomers eRetreat

Saturday, October 15th 2022 - Saturday, November 12th 2022

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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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 session is offered for people who are curious about Quakers or new to Quakerism and will explore the basics of Quaker theology and practice.

“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 Saturdays, October 15 – November 12, 2022
  • Community Building Calls: Saturdays from 1-2:30pm Eastern / 10-11:30am Pacific starting October 15
  • Four weeks, $45 pay-as-led** participation fee
  • Weekly readings, queries, resources, and activities available on FGC’s eRetreat website, Matrix

**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 October 15
Week 1: Stillness and Silent Times October 15 October 22
Week 2: The Light Working in Us October 22 October 29
Week 3: Deep Listening & Discernment October 29 November 5
Week 4: Relationships & Spiritual Community November 5 November 12

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 for Quaker Newcomers eRetreat will be facilitated by Michael Levi.

Michael Levi is a member of Adelphi Friends Meeting in Maryland. For many years he has taught “An Introduction to Quakerism” to members and attenders of his Meeting and to parents of a Friends school. In addition, Michael has led many sessions, especially on Friends history and practices, under the care of Adelphi’s Continuing Quaker Education committee. Michael’s leading is to help provide a framework in which the guidance of the Spirit can resonate and be better understood, so that we all emerge better equipped to answer that of God.

In a non-Quaker context, Michael has led scores of workshops and trainings on topics ranging from nonviolence and civil disobedience to economic statistics and software development.

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Location Details

Virtual event

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