EXAMPLES OF ‘DOING THINGS TOGETHER’
As part of our focus on ‘Aliveness in our Meetings’ we invite you to share examples of what has worked in terms of ‘doing things together’ in your Quaker Meeting.
Please send brief accounts with headings as below to: firstname.lastname@example.org. We will include them here on our website.
We are considering organising a weekend called ‘Hearts, Heads & Hands’ which will provide an opportunity for learning and sharing positive experiences of how we can balance the spiritual, mental and physical in the life of our Meetings. You may be able to get support from your Area Meeting if you wish to attend. Please ask us for details.
|TITLE||WHICH MEETING &
|DESCRIPTION||GOOD ABOUT IT|
|Spiritual Companions|| Reading LM.
|We choose a theme, e.g journalling, the Aramaic Lord’s Prayer, to be led by a different member each time.||Continuity.
|Men’s Listening Group.||Reading LM
|1st part – reflecting on our spiritual journeys this month.
2nd part – a theme chosen by one of group.
|Fellowship, sharing books, articles read, not advice.|
|Gardening Group||Reading LM
|Good notice board in entrance hall.
|Contact for Reading Meeting:
|Title – Celebration of Light
A Conversation Café
| Wellington Meeting in Somerset – Every December
| Decorate the Meeting House peace garden with many lanterns & candles – invite the public in for some quiet reflective time and refreshments
.Recently arrived Refugees from Syria and South Sudan come to the Meeting House for a weekly English lesson……Volunteer Teachers drawn from the Meeting teach the Refugees…….there is also a ‘backup team’ providing Coffee/Biscuits/Dates……
|Working as a team setting up for each evening. Slowing down amid the hurly burly of Christmas. Very positive comments from the public. Outreach & Inreach together.|