Welcoming Friends serve as a gateway for newcomers into a Quaker community, offering spiritual hospitality, helping build relationships, and attending to the varying needs of newcomers.
Welcoming Friends help newcomers learn how to encounter and go deeper into Quaker practice and faith and serve as a person of whom a newcomer might ask questions and from whom they might seek spiritual nurture.
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Meeting mentors received training to help them "walk alongside" a meeting over an extended period as it works on its challenges and opportunities. It is a process that includes prayer, worship, on-going dialogue, questioning, research, learning and reflection.
The Friends listed here have traveled across the United States and Canada helping meetings through programs designed to assist meetings in becoming welcoming, deep, and warm.
The Friends listed here have been part of the Traveling Ministries Program which connected Friends with the gifts of Ministry to Quaker meetings requesting spiritual support.
"If you have come to help me, you are are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together."