The 2021 TriQuarter Gathering at YMCA Camp of the Pines has been postponed for another year
Our Virtual gathering will take place Saturday September 25th. Please register to receive detailed updates with program schedules and zoom links for the events.
You might be asking, "What is the TriQuarter Gathering?"
TriQuarter is an annual gathering of Friends (and friends!) from Haddonfield, Salem and Burlington Quarterly Meetings at YMCA's delightful "Camp in the Pines". It is an invaluable opportunity to convene with nature, participate in workshops led by members of our community, and develop new and lasting friendships.
You might be asking, "Why should I come?"
During the weekend, you might explore the night sky with a dedicated astronomer, join a guitar sing-a-long with some s'mores by the light of a roaring campfire, clamber onto a bumpy hayride through the woods, or paddle a canoe to the serene center of the cedar lake. You might stop by the Art Center to marvel at the beautiful works on display there, or use the space to create something of your own to take home. The kids might test their daring at the Challenge Course while their parents attend one of the workshops offered all throughout the weekend. On Sunday morning, the outdoor Meeting for Worship is always accompanied by a little symphony of birdsong that fills the spirit with joy. This annual event is truly beloved by all who participate. We hope to share in the Light with you at TriQuarter this year!
Schedule for this year's Virtual TriQuarter Gathering
Starting Saturday September 25th
10:00-11:30am - Gary Smith
“The Spiritual Message of Early Friends: Excerpts and Discussion of the Spiritual Writings of the First Quakers:
A discussion on the spiritual message of the first generation of Quakers as expressed in their writings.” We’ll read several well-known quotes by George Fox, Margaret Fell, Robert Barclay, William Penn and John Woolman and discuss their influence on the Religious Society of Friends.
1:00-2:30pm - The Rev. J. R. Norwood, PhD
The Rev. Dr. J.R. Norwood is a citizen of the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation, which he served for many years as the Principal Justice of the Tribal Supreme Court, a Councilman, and the senior minister to the Nanticoke-Lenape Tribal Christian Prayer Circle Ministry. He is the Co-Chair of the Task Force on Federal Acknowledgment of the National Congress of American Indians and the General Secretary of the Alliance of Colonial Era Tribes. He has represented his tribe at the national and international level and has written about and lectured on tribal history, culture, religion, and current concerns. Since 1992, Dr. Norwood he has served as the senior pastor of the Ujima Village Christian Church of Ewing, NJ, and is also the founder and director of the Christian Mission School of Theology.
7-8:30pm - Melinda Wenner Bradley
All Together Now: Welcoming Families and Youth
Creating all-ages community is vital to the future of our Religious Society. We'll explore possibilities for invitation, welcome, and inclusion of families and children in the life of local meetings. How can we prepare spaces and programs to welcome newcomers? How are we called to rethink practices and structures that are barriers to family and youth participation? Participating Friends will return to their home meetings with a renewed vision and specific tools for growing together in spiritual community.
Following each presentation we will keep the rooms open to socialize and catch up!
Sunday September 26th
10:00am - We will have a special meeting for our TriQuarter Community. Please note this will be a seperate zoom link from the one we will use for all three presentations.
Any questions, comments, concerns please reach out!
Thank you and we hope to see you at our 2021 Virtual TriQuarter Gathering!!
-TriQ Planning team