New England Yearly Meeting

A community of Quakers and Quaker meetings across New England.

Hearing the Call, and Living in It: Travel in the Ministry


Friday, March 18, 2016 - 6:00pm to Sunday, March 20, 2016 - 12:00pm


Friends Center
61830 Sandy Ridge Rd
Barnesville , OH


The calling to ministry always involves travel—and travail. The motion of love, the inward response (willing or unwilling), and the risk of service demand preparation, clarity, listening, humility, trust. Each calling is a little different, but we all have many things to learn from each other, and from those who have gone before. Sharing what we’ve learned in the exercise of our gifts, we give each other encouragement. This weekend is for Friends experienced in traveling in ministry, hoping to encourage such travel, and/or wanting to understand that traditional practice better. The weekend will include times for open worship, and also sessions in which we can explore together common themes, experiences, and issues of the traveling ministry, such as discernment, the nature of concerns, the minister’s relation to their meeting and those they visit, and others that will arise from the group.

The retreat ends with the close of worship on First Day at noon, but Sunday dinner is included in the cost of the weekend and many Friends choose it in the form of a picnic to eat in the car as they return home.

Brian Drayton (Souhegan Worship Group, Weare Monthly Meeting) and Noah Baker Merrill (Putney Monthly Meeting) will be leading this retreat. Click here for more details.

Contact Information

Katharine Jacobsen

New England Yearly Meeting of Friends

901 Pleasant Street, Worcester, MA 01602

(508) 754-6760 - [email protected]