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Living Faith Gatherings
Living Faith Gatherings are a new initiative of New England Yearly Meeting of Friends (NEYM) bringing together Quakers from across our region to nourish our faith, grow our communities, and strengthen our witness.
The first gatheringwas held November 5, 2016 at theFriendsSchool of Portland in Portland, Maine. The next Living Faith event is scheduled for April 8, 2017, at Moses Brown School in Providence, Rhode Island.
These semiannual, day-long gatherings include large group worship, fellowship and relationship-building, workshops led by dynamic Friends, an integrated youth program, and opportunities to connect on shared concerns. NEYM exists to support and nurture New England Quakers, and we hope the new Living Faith gatherings will equip individual Friends and local meetings with resources, tools, and connections to more fully live our faith.
Through worship reflecting the diversity of Quaker practice in New England, inspiring speakers and experiential workshops, Living Faith Gatherings will nourish our spirits and strengthen our ability to live our faith through action. A concurrent youth program will explore these same themes in ways accessible to kids. The day will open and close with programming for all generations, allowing us to be together as a multigenerational community. Families with young children are especially encouraged to attend. We hope that this new initiative will engage Friends who have participated in wider Quaker events before, and welcome many who haven’t. Please join us, and help spread the word!