Gathering brings together Quaker women
The Pacific Northwest Quaker Women’s Theology Conference announced the theme for its next gathering: Answering that of God in every person – recognizing, naming, imaging, abiding.
The planning committee shared in a letter, “Our hope is to build a community among us that nurtures the souls of all involved. Our purpose for 2018 is to foster a community of spiritual refuge by answering that of God in every person and abiding in the Divine, which radiates to the wider world and nurtures our Quaker witness.”
The conference started as a friendship between two women, grew into a group that met “to encourage each other in our individual ministries and leadership roles within the Society of Friends,” and eventually a series of retreats that are “centered on experience. This keeps us from arguing over meanings of words, and allows us to come to know and accept each other without having to defend particular belief systems against the prejudice of the others.”
The conference will be held June 6-10, 2018, at Canby Grove Christian Center in Canby, Oregon.
The planning committee is looking for participants who may also have gifts and be willing to serve in one of the following areas:
- Producing publications
- Facebook facilitator
- Friends traveling to publicize the conference among the meetings