Friends General Conference

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Spiritual Deepening eRetreats: Becoming Patterns & Examples


This topic explores how Quakers put faith into practice. We will look at how our experience in worship leads us to a shared commitment of living our beliefs through our witness in the world. Friends work to create a world not as it is, but as it should be. This is often referred to as Quaker testimony. 

Through this eRetreat, participants will:

  • Explore the testimonies of early Friends and test them against their own inner promptings.
  • Listen to hear what other promptings there may be for new and modern-day revelations/testimonies.
  • Explore and engage in daily disciplines to create the inward space for more light to be generated.
  • Come to understand Friends’ view of social action as prompted by a transformation that reveals the Inward Spirit as the source of all action.

The themes of the four weeks: 

  • Week 1: Making Space for Spirit's Movement
  • Week 2: Listening to Nudges, Leadings, and Discernment
  • Week 3: Action Grounded in Love
  • Week 4: Coming Together in Community

The Becoming Patterns & Examples eRetreat will be offered from February 16 - March 13, 2020.  Community Building video calls are scheduled for Thursday evenings at 8pm Eastern / 7pm Central / 5pm Pacific, starting February 20th.