Thread Gatherings

Upcoming Thread Gatherings

Welcoming and Retaining Newcomers

We have closed the registration, but please just show up! Over 50 people have indicated they’re coming, and you can be part of it too.

Saturday, February 9, 2019, at Abington Monthly Meeting
Friends are invited to explore projects of meetings and Quaker organizations that offer insights into how we can all be more welcoming places for all newcomers.

Building Vibrant Multigenerational Community

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Saturday, March 9, 2019, at Princeton Monthly Meeting
Friends are invited to explore ways in which meetings can work to maintain the day to day spiritual and emotional health of their community. This gathering will put special emphasis on caring for all ages, children, families, and youth.

About Thread Gatherings

Thread Gatherings began in January of 2013 to draw meetings into closer fellowship, to nurture our collective wisdom and corporate ministry, and to share resources so work can be joined and strengthened. The image of the “thread” was and remains a useful metaphor, representing aspects of Quaker Faith and Practice that weave us together, as it were. From 2013 to 2015, six Thread Gatherings were held annually. Then in 2016, we engaged in some experimentation and added a few additional goals to Thread Gatherings: to provide the conditions for sustainable community and for shared work to be coordinated and continued. The addition of these goals means that each Thread Gathering needs custom designing and expectations that are more specific to the topic at hand. Therefore, beginning in 2017, we reduced the number of Thread Gatherings to three per year.