Friends in the Upper Susquehanna Quarterly Meeting (USQM) met for the Fall Family Gathering at Crystal Lake on September 21-23, 2018. To our joy, we welcomed in 28 children, a wonderful bounty of young energy and activity. Workshops included:
- Personal reflections on the spiritual journey through prison, by Mujedded Muhammad of Columbus, OH
- Centering Prayer, with Lynne Graham of Wellsboro
- Hidden Bias, by Becky Misangyi of State College
- And a presentation on political action and lobbying given by Christine Ashley, from FCNL.
For the second year in a row, the Upper Susquehanna Quarter joyfully supported the life of the Quarter with financial subsidies. The actual cost per person this year was $95. However, we asked for only $30 for each individual, and a small amount more for families. We’ve received many young families at Quarterly Meeting, which we find heartening. Many of the families in attendance have been coming to Quaker Meeting for less than five years! Though we cannot continue the financial subsidies forever, they have breathed new life into the Quarter.
Written by Johanna Jackson, Upper Susquehanna Quarter