One month to QHD 2013!

Quaker Heritage Day 2013 is exactly one month away! Please join us on Saturday, 2/9 for Quaker Christology, Past and Present: Social and Theological Perspectives with Richard Bailey, PhD, of Queens University, Ontario. This promises to be a stimulating examination of Quaker origins and the Quaker understanding of Christ, from the perspective both of early Friends and contemporary scholarship.

Registration: please note that the  deadline to reserve lunch and/or childcare is Friday, 2/1/2013. You can register online right now to let us know you are coming–it’s super-quick and easy.

Schedule for the Day:

9:00 Sign in, enjoy the breakfast buffet, and browse the book table

9:30 Session One: Explore and challenge the view of Rufus Jones that English Quakers were directly connected to spiritualist/mystical movements on the Continent (such as Meister Eckhart and John of the Cross).

11:45 Session Two: Consider Rufus Jones’ thoughts on Quietism and how it affected Quakers. This will include a presentation of Elaine Pryce’s writing on these matters.

12:45 Lunch (enjoy the book table)

1:45 Session Three: Focus on the challenges facing modern Quakers. How to deal with the language and ideas of the 17th century? How to reinterpret Fox’s understanding of Christ in the modern situation? Maurice Creasey provides some help in these matters.

3:30 Closing Worship

Suggested donation: $20 with lunch, $15 without. Your donation supports our annual Quaker Heritage Day event. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Please see the flier for more information about Richard Bailey (see also his short bio here), and other particulars.

We will post updates here and on Facebook as we get closer to the date, so be sure to check those out.

Please spread the word in your meetings and churches. We hope to see you at QHD 2013!