When we combine the energies of different Friends and meetings our work and witness grows and can be truly powerful. Two vehicles for coalescing that energy are Collaboratives and Sprints supported by and in the care of the yearly meeting. Friends are organizing using these vehicles!
This page is the place to check the latest groups, to stay informed about the groups as they form, and as more information becomes available, you will soon be able to visit the websites for these groups.
Collaboratives make us a dynamic, “community organized” yearly meeting, by providing a vessel to hold Friends with similar ideas and leadings, and help launch projects and activities which grow out of those shared callings. Learn more about Collaboratives.
Sprints allow our community to respond to leadings in the moment. They provide agility in addressing a specific need as soon as it arises and help to get the job done quickly. They last no longer than 1-6 months; the shorter the better. Learn more about Sprints.
Atlantic Coast Quaker Activists
This group of Friends began organizing after yearly meeting-wide conference calls in response to social justice concerns, to galvanize Friends on how to be best prepared and able to take a Quaker informed and action-oriented stance toward contemporary social events. The group will seek opportunities to educate, organize and help Friends feel unified and competent in today’s stressful environment, to be best prepared to bear witness and respond peacefully and productively as activists and as a Christian based Faith Community as we have done throughout the last 350 years. This group will work to harness the energy and activities are occurring in small local meetings and seek opportunities for coalescence and training for their energy and calling.
Open to all Friends in PYM meetings and invitations are extended to members and representatives of New York, Baltimore and New England Yearly Meetings in an effort to connect us as a larger Quaker body and Faith.
Contact: Ken Brick, Wilmington Monthly Meeting firstname.lastname@example.org