Quaker Heritage Day 2019 was held on February 23. Jon R. Kershner wrote and prepared all of the material. Unfortunately, a family health emergency at the last minute prevented Jon from attending. Cherice Bock, who spoke on Quakers and the Eco-Reformation at QHD 2018, reads a message from Jon about this emergency near the beginning of the audio for Session 1 (after Keith Barton’s introduction). Cherice presented all of Jon’s material for Sessions 1 and 2. Keith presented Jon’s material for Session 3.
Session 1: “John Woolman and the Apocalypse of the Heart: Babel and Babylon”
Just a friendly reminder that Quaker Heritage Day 2019 is coming up at Berkeley Friends Church! If you’re coming and haven’t let us know, please take a moment to register online. We hope to see you on February 23!
Here are the details:
The Prophetic Voice of John Woolman with Jon Kershner
Dr. Kershner teaches in the Religion Department at Pacific Lutheran University. Other positions: Dr. Kershner is a member of NSFC, the editor of Quaker Religious Thought, an Associate Editor of Theology and Philosophy for the Brill Research Perspectives in Quaker Studies and co-chair of the Quaker Studies Program Unit at the American Academy of Religion.
Please join us at Berkeley Friends Church on Saturday, February 23, 2019, to explore these important issues with Jon Kershner.
Please RSVP by February 16, 2019, to reserve lunch and/or childcare.
Please spread the word in your meetings and churches– we hope to see you at QHD 2019!
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Just a friendly reminder that Quaker Heritage Day 2018 is coming up at Berkeley Friends Church! If you’re coming and haven’t let us know, please take a moment to register online. We hope to see you on the 10th!
Here are the details:
Quakers and the Eco-Reformation with Cherice Bock
Cherice Bock is co-clerk of the newly formed Sierra Cascades Yearly Meeting of Friends. She teaches in the Creation Care Program at Portland Seminary, and is pursuing a PhD in environmental studies. A lifelong Quaker, Bock sees environmental concerns as one of this generation’s most important social issues. Visit her website at www.chericebock.com.
Please join us at Berkeley Friends Church on Saturday, March 10, 2018, to explore these important issues with Cherice Bock.
The attached flier (below) has more information about Cherice’s topic and the schedule and costs for the day. Please RSVP by March 3, 2018, to reserve lunch and/or childcare.
Please spread the word in your meetings and churches– we hope to see you at QHD 2018!
Quaker Heritage Day 2017 was quite a success! Thanks to everyone who participated, and especially to those who coordinated the program, food, and book table.
We are posting several items for those who couldn’t be there, or for those who were but would like to reflect more on Marcelle Martin’s ministry. First, a video of Marcelle telling the story of the Woodhouse, from the afternoon session:
Full-length video of all three sessions will be coming soon!
Second, the handouts from the day (all three together in one file).
Third, the audio of Marcelle’s Sunday message for worship, “A Community of Faithfulness,” based on the story of David & Goliath from I Sam 17:
Watch this space for more!
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Just a Friendly reminder that Quaker Heritage Day 2017 is coming up at Berkeley Friends Church! If you’re coming and haven’t let us know, please take a moment to register online. We hope to see you on the 18th!
Here are the details:
Our Life is Love with Marcelle Martin
The Spirit-filled movement of early Quakerism demonstrates how a community collectively surrendering to the inward Light of Christ can actively participate in the divine transformation of human society, making divine Love and Truth more tangible and visible… ten elements of the spiritual journey experienced by the first Quakers and by Friends in our time… [can be] grouped into three sections: Awakening, Convincement, and Faithfulness.
Please join us at Berkeley Friends Church on Saturday, February 18, 2017, to explore these dimensions of the journey with author and workshop leader Marcelle Martin!
The attached flier has more information about Marcelle, her topic, and the schedule and costs for the day. Please note the registration deadline to reserve lunch and/or childcare is Friday, February 10. You can register online to let us know you are coming–it’s quick and easy and secure. Please use it today!
Please spread the word in your meetings and churches–we hope to see you at QHD 2017!
We’re excited about Quaker Heritage Day 2016, this coming Saturday, 4/16! I’ve known our speaker, Marlene Pedigo, for thirty years, and she was profoundly influential on me as a young adult, as I came to grips with Christian Quaker faith for the first time. Among other things, Marlene introduced me to George Fox’s Journal, and showed me how the faith of the first Friends could challenge and guide my own.
This weekend, she is going to share with us on “Forgotten Friends’ Testimonies (?)” The question mark is there because I think some of us may think that we haven’t forgotten about important things like eldering and supporting women in the ministry, but we may very well find ourselves learning some things…
Here’s the schedule for the day:
Sign in, breakfast, book table
Elder: A Noun and a Verb
More on Elders and Eldering
Women in Ministry
See the attached PDF for more details. We look forward to seeing you this Saturday!
We are very pleased to say that registration is now open for Quaker Heritage Day 2016!
Please join us on Saturday, 4/16/2015, for “Forgotten Friends’ Testimonies (?)” with Marlene Pedigo, recorded minister and author, from Westfield Friends Church in Westfield, Indiana.
Please see the PDF below for more information about the topic, the speaker, requested donation, and other particulars. We will post a schedule on our website soon, but for now note that the day will start with registration at 9 AM, and the program will begin with worship at 9:30 AM.
Note also that the registration deadline to reserve lunch and/or childcare is Friday, 4/8/2015. You can register online to let us know you are coming–it’s quick and easy and secure. Please use it today!
Watch for updates on our website and on Facebook as we get closer to the date, and please spread the word in your meetings and churches. We hope to see you at QHD 2016!