In the past year we have learned a lot about how to gather online as a community. Yearly Meetings, Quarterly and Monthly Meetings, and other Quaker organizations have been working to create community online and to find ways to allow Spirit to move us. As we transition from an all online world to a blended in-person and online one, it seems valuable to come together to share our learnings.
PQM Presents: Recording Clerk Workshop with Jim Herr
Saturday, April 17, 2021
10 AM – 12 PM
This 2-hour interactive discussion format workshop is open to f/Friends in the Philadelphia Quarter and across the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting – all levels of experience are welcome.
Are you intimidated by what seems to be a daunting task? Do you want a re-fresher? Get ready to be inspired.
Jim Herr brings his love of being a recording clerk and years of spiritual and practical experience to interactive training on an essential practice of our faith*. Jim currently serves as a recording clerk for PYM and the clerk of Caln Quarterly Meeting. He is a member of Lancaster Monthly Meeting and recently retired administrator of the School of the Spirit Ministry.
The Philadelphia Quarterly Meeting (PQM) is sponsoring this “PQM Presents” workshop with the goal of supporting the work of its constituent Quaker meetings by sharing best practices, lifting up ministries and nurturing Quaker connections across the quarter.
For resources advanced documents and resources – Visit the event page on PhiladelphiaQuarter.org: https://www.fgcquaker.org/cloud/philadelphia-quarterly-meeting/events/recording-clerk-workshop-jim-herr-april-17-2021
Over the past week, people have been assembling in peace to express grief and voice concern over police brutality and racism in the killings of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota; Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky; and Ahmaud Arbery in Southeastern Georgia.
Like many monthly meetings, Friends School communities were deeply affected by these issues. As a result, school administrations and trustees at schools in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware published powerful messages on their websites that were centered in the Quaker belief that there is that of God in everyone and Friends’ testimony of Equality. These have been basic tenets of the faith since the time of Margaret Fell and George Fox.