We are cordially invited to join Quakers from other area Meetings for the virtual 2021 Annual Session between July 27 and August 8. This session is being held virtually again this summer. It includes worship, business, and workshops for learning and deepening our spiritual practices. The theme this year is Seeking Wholeness: Knowing Our Shadow and Our Light. A special anchor for our community this year is the celebration of being Friends together for the past 350 years, which will call on us to consider the shadow and light of our past and present, and what hopes we carry for our future. Please participate at whatever level will work best for you. Some of the workshops and times for reports will be in the week ahead of the main session. Your registration will include all events that you wish to attend over both weeks.
Even though we experienced this event online last year, we find ourselves in a new place as a community. We have new Clerks, new Recording Clerks, and new understanding of how technology can be used to be more inclusive while still keeping us grounded in Spirit. What has not changed is the understanding that it takes all of us to build this beloved community and that the better we understand our Shadows and our Light, the more we are able to love each other fully and be more Whole by living into our intention to be an anti-racist faith community.
For details: https://www.bym-rsf.org/events/annualsession/
For a list of workshops: https://www.bym-rsf.org/events/annualsession/workshops.html