New England Yearly Meeting

A community of Quakers and Quaker meetings across New England.

Hidden in Plain Sight: Finding Love in the Bible


Friday, April 26, 2019 - 5:00pm to Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 1:00pm


Prindle Pond Conference Center Charlton , MA


God is Love, but then there’s the Bible… Some Friends find guidance and comfort there, others hesitate to look inside.

“…for the letter killeth, but the Spirit giveth life.”  With these words from 2 Corinthians, the text itself invites us to look beyond “Thou shalt not..” to find life-giving sustenance in its pages.  One Friend found he could explore inside the Bible by asking about each section, “Can I see the love in it?”  Embracing those passages that answered, “Yes,” has led in time to a deeper appreciation of even the most troublesome parts.

Bring your favorites verses, and your most difficult, to this open, exploratory weekend, and let us see what Love can do to draw us into fellowship with one another in the Living Word.

David Male came to Ohio Yearly Meeting via Cleveland Monthly Meeting when it was affiliated with both OYM and Lake Erie Yearly Meeting (FGC).  He also attended an Evangelical Friends Church for a while, has been active in FWCC, and is fluent in a variety of Quaker dialects.  He currently serves as Business Manager and Quakerism teacher at Olney Friends School.

This retreat is sponsored by Ohio Yearly Meeting (Conservative).

The full cost for the weekend is $160 which includes meals and lodging from Friday dinner through Sunday lunch.  There’s also a day rate of $40 plus $10/meal.

To register, email Ken Jacobsen.

Contact Information

Constance Bair-Thompson

New England Yearly Meeting of Friends

901 Pleasant Street, Worcester, MA 01602

(508) 754-6760 - [email protected]