2022 Fall Fellowship

Fall Fellowship, usually held the first full weekend in November, is a time for Friends young and old from SCQM to gather in worship and community, traditionally in the beautiful setting of Temescal Canyon.  Keynote speakers enrich our lives with messages from the wider Quaker community, children and teens have a chance to gather, F/friends join in worship sharing, interest groups, meeting for healing, bible study, and fellowship.

Weaving Ourselves Together:
Seeking Wholeness, Transformation,

and Renewal

November 4–6, 2022 at Temescal Canyon and via Zoom

*Or make checks payable to “SCQM” and mail to the following address:

SCQM Treasurer
c/o Gary Wolff
1020 El Sur Ave
Arcadia, CA 91006-4529



Dear Friends,

We are called together to strengthen our threads of connection, and to seek renewal and transformation in these continuing challenging times.  The Clerks’ Committee is working hard to plan a blended gathering both in person on the beautiful grounds of Temescal Gateway Park in the Pacific Palisades, just north of Santa Monica, and on zoom.  

  • The cost to attend either in person or by Zoom is “pay-as-led”; suggested contribution amounts are on the registration form.
  • Compliance with current COVID-19 safety precautions is required for in-person attendance. (See registration form.)
  • Please register before registration closes on Sunday, October 23, 2022. 

We’ll take time on Friday night (Zoom only) to listen to and reflect on Vanessa Julye’s talk, “Radical Transformation: Long Overdue for the Religious Society of Friends,” which was the 2021 Stephen G. Cary Memorial Lecture at Pendle Hill. The pamphlet, “Radical Transformation” based on this lecture is available from FGC Books.  How might we be transformed, and how might we transform our Worship Groups, Meetings and Quarter?

Georgia Daniels, our keynote presenter for Saturday morning’s plenary, will weave the fabric of our community by offering ways to deepen our experience with Worship Sharing.  Building community requires trust, and trust is built over time. As we consider how much we trust, and whom we trust, we may also remember that hurts are part of life, and so is forgiveness. In small groups, we will engage with a short selection from Parker Palmer’s A Hidden Wholeness, with queries to follow. We may explore what Palmer calls “circles of trust.”  May we recall the importance of “listening even beyond words,” as we read, listen, and share from our hearts.

Our children’s and teen program committees are planning fun and engaging activities for our youth.  And, to encourage families to attend SCQM is covering the costs for youth up to age 18.

The interest groups planned include Towards Right Relationships with Native Peoples with Paula Palmer; an experiential session Weaving Ourselves Together without Words led by Georgia Daniels; an opportunity to learn new skills for communicating across political divides in F/friends in Unlikely Places: Engaging Those Who Disagree; Deep Listening with Jack Leshefka; and Spirit & Structure in the Life of the Meeting—being welcoming to all, making and keeping connections, saying “yes,” “no” and “what if” in response to Spirit. 

Since we haven’t gathered in person for a long time we want to prioritize informal fellowship for those deep, meaningful conversations.  We have opportunities for affinity groups to gather, time for fellowship over meals, hikes, and stories by a campfire, weather conditions permitting.  

Let us weave our journeys together for the weekend, embracing our whole selves; flaws, wounds, and challenges as well as our strengths, passions, and joys.  

Please join us.

Jane Blount

SCQM Presiding Clerk

Notes on Fall Fellowship

Registration Cost

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend Fall Fellowship, regardless of their ability to pay.  We are asking Friends to pay as led. The suggested contribution amount is between $15 and $260, depending on your attendance type. Please consider contributing the amount that you are able to pay. Payments can be made via Paypal or by check. You can refer to the table below for a general breakdown of cost, however, your suggested contribution will be calculated in the registration form.

Attendance TypeSuggested Contribution
Early arrival (Friday night)
Semi-private cabin
Zoom$15.00 / day
Minors (under 18)$0.00 (Covered by SCQM)
Important Forms and documents

Fall Fellowship Proposed Schedule

Time & LocationEventActivity info
Interest Group
Radical Transformation: Long Overdue for the Religious Society of Friends
Vanessa Julye’s Talk on Radical Transformation–Video and Discussion

Time & LocationEventActivity info
8:00 – 9:00
Dining Hall /
Stewart Hall
Check-In, Badges, Parking Permits – Dining Hall
Greeting and Coffee – Stewart Hall
9:00 – 9:30
Stewart Hall/Zoom
(Note: Late arrivals will need to get a parking permit from the table in front of Stewart Hall)
9:30 – 10:00
Stewart Hall/Zoom
Plenary IJane Blount, Presiding Clerk
10:00 – 11:00
Stewart Hall/Zoom
Keynote Presentation:
Weaving the Fabric of Our Community, Listening, Even Beyond Words
Georgia Daniels
11:00 – 11:15
Stewart Hall
Late Check-In, Badges, Parking Permits 
11:15 – 12:30
In Person & Zoom (separate)
Worship Sharing I
(Locations will be posted)
Various Leaders as Arranged by                   SCQM Ministry and Counsel

12:45 – 1:45
Dining Hall
Lunch and FellowshipVolunteers need to come promptly at 12:15 pm for prep, and at 1:15 pm for clean-up.
2:00 – 3:45
Zoom/Various locations
Interest Groups:  
Toward Right Relationships (Dining Hall)
Weaving without Words (Stewart Hall)
4:00 – 5:15
Stewart Hall/Zoom
Affinity Groups and Open Time
5:15 – 6:00Unstructured TimeVolunteers need to come at 5:15 pm for Dinner prep.
Resting, singing, hiking, fellowship, games, journaling, tabling, etc. 
6:00 – 7:00 
Dining Hall
Dinner and FellowshipVolunteers need to come at 6:30 pm for clean-up.
7:30 – 9:00
Campfire near Stewart Hall
Community NightPlease join us for stories around the campfire with Tom & Sandy Farley 
Remember to set clocks back 1 hr
EventActivity info
7:00 – 8:00 
Stewart Hall
Meeting for HealingLawrence Alderson
7:30 – 8:30
Dining Hall
8:45 – 10:00
(Locations will be posted)
Interest Groups:
Friends in Unlikely Places, Spirit & Structure, Deep Listening
Arranged by SCQM Ministry and Counsel and Peace and Social Concerns and Clerks Committees
10:00 – 10:30Pack up and clear roomsAll
10:45 – 12:00
In Person & Zoom (separate)
Worship Sharing II 
(Locations will be posted)
Various Leaders
12:00 – 1:00
Dining Hall
Lunch and FellowshipVolunteers are needed before, during & after to help with prep & clean-up.
1:15 – 2:15
Stewart Hall/Zoom
Plenary 2 / Closing Meeting for WorshipAll
2:15 – 3:00Final All Site Clean UpVolunteers are needed at Dining Hall and Stewart Hall for final deep cleaning and packing up.