Friends General Conference

Together we nurture the spiritual vitality of Friends
an unprogrammed Quaker meeting in Knoxville, Tennessee

Weaving a Wider Welcome - an FGC virtual workshop

FGC Spiritual Deeping Library has many events throughout the year.  This Fall, Melissa Preast will be co-facilitating an e-retreat with Jaya Kersemyer Bone on the topic of welcoming people into our Meetings.

Welcoming is not the work of one or two people at the door.  It takes a whole meeting to create a culture that is ready to attentively and joyfully bring newcomers into the fold of the community.  This Weaving a Wider Welcome topic offers you an opportunity to explore best practices for bringing newcomers into the life of the meeting, with special emphasis on welcoming people of color, families with young children, and LGBTQIA folks.  

To sign up use the link below to the FGC website, spiritual deepening library Weaving a Wider Welcome event. 

eRetreat Schedule and Weekly Themes:

Weekly Theme Module Begins Community Building Call Date
Introductions   October 10
Week 1: The Needs of Newcomers October 10 October 17
Week 2: Undoing Assumptions October 17 October 24
    skip week of October 31
Week 3: Getting Messy October 24 November 7
Week 4: Be a People Transformed November 7 November 14
Sunday, October 10, 2021 - 6:00pm to Sunday, November 14, 2021 - 6:00pm
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