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FGC Newsletters: October 2020

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Each month, FGC distributes digital newsletters to share updates and information about FGC and its programs. Below is the introductory text and links to the newsletters and updates we shared in October 2020.



Vital Friends: Quaker Spirituality in Virtual Spaces

Send Date: October 2nd, 2020

Dear Friend,

All of us are adapting to a new way of living this year, though no one has experienced a more significant shift in their daily lives than parents and teachers. In Quaker communities around North America, parents and religious educators are trying to find balance in their own lives while they also seek to nurture their children's experiences of faith.

Thankfully, many Quaker parents and First Day School/religious education teachers are actively creating virtual events and web-based resources for children. We've gathered resources and reflections from Quaker parents and educators to share with you this month, plus virtual opportunities from the Spiritual Deepening and Ministry on Racism Programs, a message from FGC's Development Team, and a round-up of virtual events in the Quaker community.

Between now and the next time I write to you, the world may move in an entirely new direction (hopefully toward a future that is more equitable and peaceful). As we pray and discern our role in the way forward, let us remember our guiding principles as Friends - that we are a people called to love and answer that of the Divine in one another. 

In Friendship,

Marta Rusek

Communications Manager for FGC

In this issue:

  • Quaker Parenting and Spiritual Education in 2020
  • Virtual Offerings by the Spiritual Deepening Program
  • FGC's Anti-Racism Ministry: October 2020 Update
  • A Message from FGC's Development Team
  • Virtual Events in the Quaker Community: October 2020

Read the October 2020 Vital Friends eNewsletter.


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