Upcoming Events of Interest
As we move into Fall, a number of events of interest to Friends are appearing on our calendars. Here’s a summary of a few great opportunities that LEYM Friends are welcome to participate in.
AFSC-hosted Meeting for Worship with attention to Witness and Solidarity
Wednesday, September 13 at 2:00 pm ET
This event is hosted by the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC). Brian Blackmore, AFSC’s new Director of Quaker Engagement, notes in his invitation that:
This is a special time for us to connect with one another as an AFSC community, to celebrate the many successes of our work, and to express our experience of and witness to the pain and suffering in our world. It is also an opportunity for us to listen for that inner voice (however known) which guides our thoughts and our hearts towards new openings and possibilities for peace and justice.
No RSVP is required. Join via this Zoom Link.
Insights and Inspirations: 10 Years as QEW General Secretary with Shelley Tanenbaum
Tuesday, September 19, 7-8:15 pm ET
An online event to honor the ten years Shelley Tanenbaum has guided Quaker Earthcare Witness as General Secretary and three more years she had previously spent as a member and clerk of the Steering Committee. Come for an evening of insights and inspirations from Shelley on what it was like to support QEW in their primary goal: to nurture a spiritual transformation in our relationship with the living world. She will share stories of her personal journey and highlights from her years representing QEW as a Public Friend.
More information and registration at https://quakerearthcare.org/event/insights-and-inspirations-10-years-as-general-secretary/
Warrior Lawyers documentary & talk with producer, Audrey Geyer
Sunday, September 24, 7:00 – 8:30pm ET
This event is happening at the Red Cedar Friends Meeting House and online. Warrior Lawyers gives an overview of the historical, legal, judicial and social issues that shape Native American nations and shows how the nations use traditional culture and values to face challenges and promote sacred justice. Filmed and produced in Michigan, this film is aimed at an audience of Native and non-Native viewers. The values of sacred justice can benefit mainstream society, too. The documentary promotes restorative justice as an alternative to the more punitive criminal justice system in the United States.
See event flyer for additional details. Zoom Access via Meeting ID: 813 4174 1326 Passcode: 183037
Living into your Call: Vocational Discernment Retreat for older adults (60+) (HYBRID) (Beacon Hill Friends House)
Saturday, October 7 from 12-5pm ET
Beacon Hill Friends House is piloting a Vocational Discernment workshop geared specifically toward folks ages 60+ who are discerning how they are called.
In an article on the National Career Development Association’s website, Nick Gowen writes: “Finding meaning in life can often hinge in part on the benefits that work provides, such as feeling useful and exercising one’s skills and talents. Retired older adults, then, must find new ways to conceptualize and achieve these benefits of work in retirement.” The BHFH vocational discernment program aims to help people with exactly these things: How to feel useful in the world through using one’s skills, gifts, and leadings.
If you are over 60 years old and interested in exploring these questions of call, this free retreat is for you! Details and registration at https://lu.ma/BHFH2023Call60
“Got a Concern?” Support Sessions hosted by Spiritual Companioning Team
- November 19, 2023 – 3-4:30pm ET
- January 21, 2024 – 3-4:30pm ET
- March 17, 2024 – 3-4:30pm ET
If you currently have a concern you’re sitting with or working on and would welcome and enjoy support with this work, please consider joining LEYM friends as we come together bi-monthly to use a format of spiritual companioning to support us in our specific work and concerns. See new brochure with details or visit the LEYM Spiritual Companioning homepage.