Our “Partners in Spirit” events bring together two groups—young adults and mentors.
This winter, we are offering a Partners in Spirit workshop series with the theme Listening for Life: Demystifying Leadings, Vocation, and Discernment. This four-part series taking place virtually on four consecutive Thursday evenings beginning February 25, will bring together two cohorts of Friends: young adults and aspiring Quaker mentors.
Together, we will expand our spiritual practice “toolbox,” unpack what terms such as “leadings,” “vocation,” and “discernment” mean in our lives, and prepare to walk with others as part of our spiritual journeys. While formal mentor-mentee partnerships will not be established by facilitators as part of this series, participants will be given tools to foster mutually beneficial, multi-generational spiritual friendships both within the series and in their home meetings.
Core content will be offered by Callid Keefe-Perry (Fresh Pond). The facilitation team will also include Emi Link (Mt Toby), Brynn Keevil (New Haven), Kevin Lee (Westport), and Nia Thomas (Northampton), who each bring a valuable perspective on the spiritual nurture of young adults.
We invite young adults, especially those under 30, who seek to strengthen their understanding of Quaker spiritual practice, bring their faith into decisions about their day to day lives, and make meaningful connections with older Friends to apply by submitting this form by February 7th.
We invite active and aspiring Quaker mentors who are seeking to deepen their practice of mentorship and learn more about how to walk with young adults as they wrestle with questions of vocation and personal discernment to apply by submitting this form by February 7th.
This series is “pay as led,” with a suggested fee of $20 for young adults and $40 for mentors. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
We aim to keep these cohorts roughly the same size. For this reason, participation may be limited.
Questions? Email Nia Thomas.