Faithful Meetings program is grounded in the belief that spiritual deepening should, and can, begin at home. Through Faithful Meetings, Friends meetings and churches will be provided opportunities to build spiritual and emotional bonds between members, learn about and engage in corporate and individual Quaker spiritual practices, and explore how to listen attentively and surely for the “still, small Voice” which guides each and all toward wholeness.
Faithful Meetings will gather at the meetinghouses of participating
communities. A School of the Spirit facilitator will travel to the
meeting for the opening retreat and will work from-a-distance with
individuals in the community to co-facilitate subsequent gatherings
using distance learning tools.
The purpose of Faithful Meetings will not be to teach a specific
orientation but to provide understanding of the spiritual depth and
range of Quaker practices and theological expressions so that each
community can use these practices in ways that are authentic to them.
To learn more, check out program developer Mary Linda McKinney's blog posts below, which we will add to as the program continues to develop.