February 29, 2020

Meeting Care Day

9:00 a.m.


194 Long Plan Rd
Leverett, MA 01054-9507
United States

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Friends will gathering to strengthen their skills and share experiences serving in vital meeting roles: Pastoral Care, Nominating, Ministry & Counsel.

Participants choose from two workshops:

1. A pastoral care training led by Abby Matchette (Burlington, VT, Friends Meeting).  This training will cover the foundations the Quaker approach to pastoral care, what pastoral care might look like across the lifespan, how meetings can respond to disruptive behavior, and how to maintain loving boundaries in pastoral care relationships.

2. A consultation on best practices in naming gifts led by Jackie Stillwell (Monadnock, NH, Friends Meeting) for Friends serving on local meeting Nominating or Ministry & Counsel committees. This workshop will be an opportunity to learn how to draw out gifts and grow leadership in our meetings as well as an opportunity to share best practices in nominating.

Participants from both workshops with gather for a fellowship lunch and closing worship.  Registration will open in January.

Quaker Practice & Leadership Facilitator
Nia Thomas