2022 Virtual Gathering

Theme: …and follow me.

Dates: July 3 – 9, 2022

Location: virtual

2022 Youth & Young Adult (YAY) Gathering

Theme: Center together…and follow me.

Dates: July 6 – 10, 2022

Location: Radford University in Radford, VA

2022 YAY Gathering

2022 Virtual Gathering Videos

Revisit some of the vital and inspiring content brought up in these talks. Watch our Evening Program and Bible Half Hour videos.

Bible Half Hour with Leslie Manning

Leslie Manning is a member of the Durham (Maine) Meeting and an interfaith chaplain, serving incarcerated people and their loved ones and preparing our communities to be more welcoming to returning residents. She is a former president of the Maine Council of Churches and has served her Yearly Meeting as clerk of the annual sessions committee, clerk of the Working Groups on Spirituality and Sexual Ethics and Reparations for Native Americans and is currently clerk of our governance body, the Permanent Board.

For the 2022 Gathering, Leslie invited us to consider this query: In a world where we can choose to listen and obey robotic commands, what would it mean to us and our religious society if we trusted and relied upon the Divine as much as our GPS?

Monday, July 4

Tuesday, July 5

Wednesday, July 6

Thursday, July 7

Friday, July 8

Virtual Gathering Evening Programs

Monday, July 4 – Jackie Stillwell: A Journey of Resistance and Obedience

Jackie Stillwell currently serves as the General Secretary of Right Sharing of World Resources. She is a member of Monadnock Meeting in New Hampshire. Jackie’s call to ministry is one of spiritual accompaniment, grounded in an awareness of the abundance of God’s Love and a strong sense of connection and kinship with all life.

Tuesday, July 5 – Yolanda Webb: …and follow me: On Being Human and Becoming Divine

Yolanda Webb is an accomplished professional and the CEO and Principal Advisor for the WEBB Advisory Group. She has more than 30 years of experience understanding the foundations of human behavior. Yolanda is known for helping turn around organizations facing issues of racial bias and the miscommunication caused by cultural incompetency. She brings her praxis-oriented work to life in dynamic, engaging events for small and large groups around the country. Yolanda will help us ask how we self-actualize and move beyond humans having a spiritual experience to spiritual beings having a human experience.

Wednesday, July 6 – Friends for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Concerns (FLGBTQC) Dance Party!

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A dance party to celebrate 50-ish years of Friends for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Concerns (FLGBTQC)

Thursday, July 7 – Reggie Harris and Greg Greenway: Deeper Than The Skin

Reggie Harris and Greg Greenway are on a pilgrimage together. The racial divisions that are the reality of America started them in two different worlds, but the bonds of music, respect, admiration, and shared vision brought them together as friends and colleagues. The musical and spiritual blooming of this history has become Deeper Than the Skin, the telling of their stories through words and music.

Friday, July 8 – Margaret Jacobs and Sa’ed Atshan: Invoking Unsettling

The Friday Evening Plenary will be focused on an inversion of power in our histories, language, communities, and understandings of place. We are inviting speakers to share an authentic conversation where the concept of ‘unsettling’ is welcomed and explored. We invite those who gather for the plenary to consider how they might practice new ways of listening, using all of their faculties — mind, body, heart, stomach — to feel into the ways we might collectively envision reconciliation, repair, and co-creation of new stories and ways of being.

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