Swarthmore Friends Meeting

Swarthmore, Pennsylvania






Quaker Quest.....a spiritual path for our time: simple, radical, contemporary


A Taste of Quaker Quest Workshop, Swarthmore Friends Meeting

Saturday, April 10, 2010

9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

With Amy Kietzman and PYM Quaker Quest Trainers

Mark you calendars!  This day will include an innovative Quaker Quest Children’s program, not just childcare--Melinda Wenner Bradley, from Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, teaches Faith and Play workshops, and she will be creating a morning program for our young people.  Along with the PYM Quaker Quest facilitators and exercises, three Swarthmore members will be sharing their spiritual beliefs: Shelley Costa, a parent of young children, will talk about simplicity and family.  Michael Malone will also talk about simplicity. From 1:30 to 2:00 p.m. there will be an intergeneration Faith and Play session, so the Meeting can have a better idea of the program, and what gifts our youth offer.

 We will explore, together, what seekers are looking for, what the Quaker way has to offer, and experience what a public Quaker Quest session might be like. We will also share about practical aspects, such as promotion and funding, as well as focus on spiritual hospitality. It will be a full day of varied and inspiring exercises, a chance to get to know each other better and grow together.

On Saturday, April 10 we need help in the following ways:

  • Lunch offers of soups, salads, bread, cookies, fruit, cheese

  • Lunch set up, tables plus Morning coffee/tea/drinks, snacks (3 people)

  • Lunch clean up (3)

  • Greeters, greet upon arrival, usher to and from sessions and lunch (3)

  • Small group facilitators/time-keepers (5)

  • videographer to record session presentations

To volunteer and sign up, contact Susan Larson, or sign up on the sign up sheets in the Rushmore Room.

Thanks in advance for your participation in Quaker Quest.

Quaker Quest is a means to share with those seeking to find a spiritual home, the Quaker way.  It is:

  • a celebration of life in all its diversity and wholeness
  • a search for the sacredness of each person
  • an encounter with the Divine through the power of stillness
  • a journey together in shared responsibility
  • a commitment to the ways of equality and non-violence
  • an engagement to build an inclusive society

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