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Spiritual Deepening eRetreats: Silence & Light for Quaker Newcomers

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The Silence & Light for Quaker Newcomers eRetreat invites you to explore and practice the experience of Quaker worship and silent waiting, for an inward encounter with Inner Teacher who leads, guides, and transforms us every day.  This session is offered for people who are curious about Quakers or new to Quakerism and will explore the basics of Quaker theology and practice.

"This eRetreat has been a gentle reminder to 'wait to feel the Spirit' and listen more closely for it....This was a perfect combination of a mini retreat, communal sharing and learning experience." - Spiritual Deepening eRetreat participant

eRetreat Details:

  • Offered September 18 - October 16, 2021
  • Four weeks, $45 pay-as-led** participation fee
  • Weekly readings, queries, resources, and activities available on FGC's eRetreat website, Matrix
  • Community Building Calls: Saturdays from 3-4:30pm Eastern / Noon Pacific starting September 18

**Pay-as-Led is a method of offering sliding scale pricing so that paid events are more accessible for people with a wide range of abilities to pay. Participants choose how much to pay for the registration fee.

eRetreat Schedule and Weekly Themes

Weekly Theme Module Begins Community Building Call
Introductions   September 18
Week 1: Stillness and Silent Times September 18 September 25
Week 2: The Light Working in Us September 26 October 2
Week 3: Deep Listening & Discernment October 3 October 9
Week 4: Relationships & Spiritual Community October 10 October 16