Please note: At this time, we are following emerging health recommendations related to the coronavirus and may need to cancel this retreat. If that happens, we will update this page and notify those who have registered.
Are you a young adult in New England who wants to connect with the Quaker community AND form spiritual bonds with your peers? You're in luck! Last year we combined the Spring Young Adult Friends retreat with Living Faith, the all-ages gathering of New England Quakers, and it was AWESOME. So we're doing it again!
Living Faith Gatherings are for Quakers and Quaker-curious seekers to gather to deepen relationship with each other and our faith. Living Faith is dynamic, welcoming, nourishing, reflective, and fun. There are a wide variety of ways to connect with other people around our spiritual experiences and learn more about how Quakerism guides our lives. More about this specific Living Faith Gathering here.
Young Adult Friends Retreats provide a peer group for people approximately 18-35 to connect around our spiritual seeking and growth within the Quaker community, and for those who are new to Quakerism and want to learn more.
Sandwiching the YAF Retreat around Living Faith Gathering means that participating YAFs have a core group of peers with which to attend the larger gathering, which can make for an even more meaningful experience and deeper relationships in a more intimate group. Friday evening will be for getting to know each other, then the group will carpool together Saturday morning to Living Faith and back in the afternoon. YAFs will have the remainder of the evening together for reflection, deepening connection, and fun, ending with worship with Portland Friends on Sunday morning. YAFs sleep slumber-party-style at Portland Friends Meeting Friday and Saturday night, and meals are provided Saturday and Sunday.
To register for this retreat, register for Living Faith here, choose "Young Adult Friend" as your age range, then select "yes" for participating in the YAF retreat.
RSVP on Facebook (this does not count as registering)