|Southern California Quarterly Meeting
Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
Spring Gathering • 2014
Everyone who wishes to attend is asked to register by using the following Doodle Poll links as appropriate for your age(s).
Clerk's Call to Quarterly Gathering
The theme for Quarterly Meeting was provided for us by the Youth & Children’s planning committee: “Who Are We as Friends?” Our younger Friends have challenged us to think about our identity as Friends both among ourselves and in the wider world. The question is both simple and profound. Or put another way, the question will be as deep as what we bring to it.
In our busy lives, it’s often difficult to find the time to address questions of faith, identity and ministry. I find that my identity as a Friend rests firmly upon worship. That’s where I find strength, clarity, and sometimes the audacity I need to respond to the Spirit. Next, I look up and see you, Friends. My relationships with you give me motivation, help, and discernment. When I let those two things—worship and community—guide my work “in the world,” then I can function with love and integrity (most days). I look forward to hearing from you about your identity as a Friend and how you negotiate the world
The vehicles for pondering our identity as Friends are:
Some practical notes:
There will be a children’s program throughout the day, but we do need advance notice, so please respond to the doodle poll links above as soon as you can.
Spring Gathering 2014 Schedule
9:00-9:30 Morning Coffee & Registration
10:00-11:00 Session I Introduction, Description of Mural project.
11:15-12:30 Session II State of Meeting reports
12:30-1:30 Vegetarian Lunch (donation $10)
1:30-2:30 Session III Business: Nominating & Budget Reports
2:45-4:00 Session IV State of Meeting reports
4:00-4:30 Walking Meditation (by the mural) & Closing Worship
The teens and children will work on the mural throughout the day. Adults are invited to join in during breaks or lunch.
From the Youth Program Committee:
ARE YOU AN ARTIST?
Fall Fellowship 2013 Evaluation Form ("interactive" PDF file)
SCQM 2013 Spring Gathering Minutes (PDF file)
SCQM 2012 Fall Fellowship Minutes (PDF file)
SCQM 2012 Directory (CONFIDENTIAL) (Password-protected PDF file)
SCQM Job Descriptions - Revised 2006 (52 pages - PDF file)
SCQM Arrangements Committee Job Description - Draft 02/13/2011 (10 pages - PDF file)
|Santa Barbara County:|
|Santa Barbara Monthly Meeting|
|Conejo Valley Worship Group (Thousand Oaks)|
|Ojai Friends Worship Group|
|Los Angeles County:|
|Claremont Monthly Meeting|
|Marloma/Long Beach Monthly Meeting|
|Orange Grove Monthly Meeting (Pasadena)|
|Santa Monica Monthly Meeting|
|Whitleaf Worship Group (Whittier)|
|Orange County Friends Meeting (Irvine)|
|Inland Valley Friends Meeting (Riverside)|
|San Diego County:|
|La Jolla Monthly Meeting|
|San Diego Monthly Meeting|
|Outside of California:|
|Las Vegas Worship Group|
|Under the care of Pacific Yearly Meeting:|
|Guatemala Monthly Meeting|
|Mexico City Monthly Meeting|