Here are two things that we’ll be handing out at the sessions tomorrow–a handout with quotes & queries to get the discussion started:
Hope to see many of you tomorrow!
Earlier this week Wess Daniels posted some preparatory materials for QHD on his blog. We’re putting this material in our bulletin this Sunday so folks can start thinking about it. I’d welcome feedback, so please take a look and post your comments here, or on Wess’s blog, or somewhere else and let us know.
One question that a number of us here at BFC have discussed as we’ve been getting ready for this event is what Wess means by “the new creation.” Are we talking about new creation in Christ, ala II Corinthians 5:17? Or the new heavens and earth of Revelation 21-22? Or something else?
A couple of weeks ago, Wess posted a message on heralds of peace, where he said a little bit about the new creation, including a tantalizing reference to “a church rooted in Genesis 1 & 2 rather than one rooted in Genesis 3.” But that wasn’t the main focus of that message, so I feel like we could use some more explication. I’ve asked Wess to attend to this as he prepares.
Finally: today is supposed to be the registration deadline for the event. Lots and lots of people that I’m pretty sure will be joining us haven’t officially told us… and no, selecting “Attending” on Facebook isn’t quite enough, sorry.
So please, it would be really helpful if you could call the office or talk to me or Jean on Sunday and let us know for sure. And if you’re from another meeting or church, we’d really like to know who else is coming from your group.
I look forward to seeing you in two weeks!
Our speaker has already posted about this on his blog, but we’ve finally got the flyer ready, so here’s our announcement of Quaker Heritage Day 2011!
The date: Saturday, 2/12/2011
The speaker: Wess Daniels, released minister at Camas Friends Church, Camas, WA
Topic: Heralding The New Creation: Mission as Participation in the Quaker Tradition