Being the kind of community people will want to join…
Inreaching/outreaching… with Alistair Fuller, Head of Outreach Development, Quaker Life
The day is planned as an open and participatory event in which we can explore how we can become the kind of Quaker community people might want to be part of. We will look at how we might deepen and enrich the life of the meeting and our own inner lives as well as ways in which we can welcome those who find us and help them to find their place in our Quaker communities.
During the day we will share some insights from a variety of events and conferences as well as listening to and learning from each other’s experience.
There will be:
- The opportunity for engagement, activity, conversation and reflection as we look at how we might deepen and enrich the life of our meetings and our own inner lives.
- An exploration of ways of helping seekers to find us and to share with them what our faith means to us.
- Time to consider how we might offer welcome and encouragement to those who find us or are new to us and help them to find their place in our Quaker communities.
- The chance to share the rich variety of insight and experience of all those present, whether they are very new to Quakers or bring with them long years of involvement with Friends.
For more information and to let us know you are attending, please contact Martin Pennock or Jeremy Greenwood.
To be held at Leiston Quaker Meeting House
10.00 – 10.15 Worship and welcome
10.15 – 10.30 Hopes and expectations for the day
10.30 – 10.45 Reaching out, reaching in; making the connection – Alistair Fuller
10.45 – 11.15 Small group exercise – deepening our inner lives
11.15 – 11.30 Feedback
11.30 – 11.45 Being a healthy meeting; deepening our shared life
11.45 – 12.30 Group exercise – signs of health in our meetings
12.30 – 1.15 Lunch
1.15 – 1.30 I’m a Quaker – please don’t ask me why – talking about our Quaker faith
1.30 – 2.00 Group exercise
2.00 – 2.30 Feedback and discussion
2.30 – 2.45 Welcoming the stranger
2.45 – 3.30 Group exercise
3.30 – 3.45 Feedback and discussion
3.30 – 3.50 Closing worship
3.50 – Tea