In preparation for all that the coming administration may bring to America and to the world, Seattle’s University Friends Meeting will host a day-long workshop for Quakers and for the larger community. It will give us time to listen and think and pray about how we may be led to respond, individually and communally, to all the events that we are likely to see in coming years. This workshop is co-sponsored by two UFM committees: Care and Counsel, and Peace and Social Concerns. It will include time for centered worship, fishbowls or panels that will guide our thinking about Quaker history and Quaker contemporary action, and time for us to name our individual leadings and present gifts. This is a potluck lunch; comfort food is encouraged! Childcare will be provided to those who sign up in advance.
There will be an hour set aside for participants to bring creative expressions (songs, poems, short stories of up to five minutes each) which give them hope or courage, either their own or others’ work. If someone wants to ask for a song to be sung by the group, please forward all the verses to Amanda Franklin by 1/21/17. To commit to attend, or to share questions and concerns and good ideas, or to reserve childcare, contact Amanda Franklin at firstname.lastname@example.org.