May 4, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Gathering on Re-Opening
All Friends are invited to share concerns and hopes regarding the possibility that our society may begin a process of re-opening to in-person gatherings by the end of 2021. We will revisit the notes of a meeting that took place earlier in the year about hybrid gatherings and explore the possibility of developing guidance to meetings and other local Quaker communities on re-opening.
Query: What are our biggest challenges and our biggest opportunities when we re-open?
6:30 PM - Welcome, Intros, Worship
6:40 PM - Transition into small groups
Responding to a query: What are our biggest challenges and our biggest opportunities when we re-open?
7:10 PM - All group sharing from small groups
What were some shared themes friends heard in the small group discussions?
7:20 PM - Transition into small groups again
Group 1 - will be with John Marquette for Friends interested in becoming a Resource Friend to help meetings with re-opening and conducting hybrid meetings
Group 2 - will be with Zachary Dutton for Friends interested in contributing to forming a document that is a guidance to meetings on re-opening
Group 3 - will be with Melinda Wenner Bradley and Oskar Castro to discuss how we center those who are in the margins of our communities and engage Friends who have been relatively absent since the pandemic began
Group 4 - will be with Meg Rose to discuss how we attend to healing and ongoing spiritual and mental wellness during these times
Group 5 - Ideas that arise in the earlier discussion
7:50 PM - Re-convene for all group sharing
What are the shared themes friends heard in the small groups and where do we see over lap?
8:25 PM - Close with worship
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