Workshop Number: 24
Leaders: Jacqueline Stillwell, Jessica Walker-Keleher
Who May Register?: Open to All
Worship/Worship-Sharing: 30%
Lecture: 10%
Discussion: 25%
Experiential Activities: 35%

Who May Attend?
half gathering attenders welcome

Half-Gathering Attenders Welcome:
First half (Monday-Wednesday)

What is essential? How much is enough? Is my use of time, energy and “things” in right balance to free me to do God’s work, and contribute to right relationship in our world? We’ll consider queries, play, sing, and reflect on implications of our personal choices and their ripple effects.

Workshop Description

Are you seeking to simplify your life and take personal steps to create right order in our world?  Together, we will consider some of the following questions and reflect on the implications of our personal choices and their ripple effects. Participants may experience a deeper sense of self, connection and how personal choices ripple forward to others.

Do you:

  • Have faith that God has given us an abundance of all we need (time, energy, skills, etc.) to do the work
    we are called to?
  • Struggle to keep balanced and centered because you take on too much?
  • Faithfully make space for God to act in the life you’ve been given?
  • Have too many things cluttering your life?
  • Consider how your choices effect your life as well as that of our siblings in the world?

Using queries, we will reflect and listen in small and large groups to how others approach these aspects
of our lives. There will be very little lecture. We will experience new perspectives through story telling,
games, and singing. We’ll seek to experience God’s abundant love in worship and worship-sharing.
Participants are asked to bring a journal and a writing instrument, and maybe a song or an activity to
share. No pre-reading or purchase of materials is required.

Leader Experience

Jackie has facilitated workshops on Friends decision making, clerking, Friends organizational governance, eldering, clearness and most recently The Power of Enough at
monthly, quarterly and yearly meetings, and Friends schools. She has 22 years experience as Head of a Friends school facilitating learning for high school and adult learners. Jackie has facilitated this workshop at multiple FGC Gatherings, as well as Quaker gatherings and Quaker retreat centers.

Jessica serves as Associate Secretary of Programs with Right Sharing of World Resources. She is an educator and an attorney. She has developed and facilitated interactive learning programs in the US as well as in Africa, Europe, and Latin America. She has taught or led seminars and workshops with the Cuban Quaker Institute of Peace, community organizations, NGOs, universities, workplaces, and the United Nations.

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