We invite you to share concerns, learnings, and hopes regarding how our religious society may begin a process of re-opening to in-person gatherings by the end of 2021. During the gathering, we will revisit the notes of our January 26th meeting about hybrid gatherings and explore the possibility of developing guidance to meetings and other local Quaker communities on re-opening.
What are our biggest challenges and our biggest opportunities when we re-open?
Why Should I Attend?
An integral part of the yearly meeting’s Quaker experience are cross-yearly meeting gatherings where Friends learn about others’ experiences, stories, inspirations, and concerns–all while engaging in meaningful conversations.
At this Gathering, we’ll share ideas about re-connecting with folks who have been absent since the pandemic began. We’ll learn how folks can continue to connect with those Friends who are at a distance and share ideas about tending to the spiritual and emotional wellness of our meetings and worship groups.
The Re-Opening Gathering offers a significant opportunity to contribute to the community’s guiding document on in-person gatherings.
Once completed this will be shared with the broader Quaker community. There will also be information on the Resource Friends program to assist meetings in this re-opening process.
Join us for an evening of community sharing and collaborative work!
Photo of Quakertown Meeting, NJ by GS Cooke