[farmingtonscipioquakers] Spring Gathering update

Marilyn Ray <mlr17@...>

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Subject: [farmingtonscipioquakers] Spring Gathering update
Date: Wed, 18 Mar 2020 12:25:35 -0400
From: Lu Harper (via farmingtonscipioquakers Mailing List) <farmingtonscipioquakers@...>
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To: FSRM List <Farmingtonscipioquakers@...>

Join us at the
Farmington-Scipio Spring Gathering
May 15-17th, 2020!


Loving One Another and the Earth:
Living into the Future as Friends


Something new! Yes, Spring Gathering is still happening May 15-17", but not as we expected, and not at Watson Homestead!


In Friends’ tradition of experimentation, testimony and continued revelation, this year we will experiment in living more lightly on the earth and caring for one another during times of suffering by holding Spring Gathering virtually and in small groups, rather than as one large group at Watson Homestead.


Friends planning adult, young adult, teen and youth programs are excited about the possibilities for gathering together, even as we are also holding a concern for including those for whom participating may be a challenge. Plans are in the works for 

· Friday evening intergenerational community building

· Saturday youth, young adult and intergenerational activities

· Saturday morning plenary

· Saturday afternoon interest groups

· Saturday evening intergenerational talent sharing

· Sunday morning intergenerational worship

· Sunday Meeting for Worship with a concern for business

Friends are invited to consider creative ways of participating in Spring Gathering, from being part of an online plenary panel reflecting on how our theme has been working in your life, sharing your talents virtually, presenting an online workshop or interest group, offering an online Bible study or children’s message during worship, or something we haven’t thought of yet!


For now, please keep May 15-17th on your calendar and look for registration materials soon!

Please contact the Spring Gathering planning committee via Lu Harper (luharper@...) or Suzanne Blackburn (kandsblackburn@...) to share your thoughts and suggestions.