Kirsty Philbrick writes:
We’re planning a series of workshops for more ages to bring older and younger Quakers together – which means you’d be welcome to join us if you fancy the following events:
- Anti-racist -how? racial justice learning group, also How to be an effective ally? – Wednesdays 1900-2015. Four weeks, starting 18 Nov
- Crafting together sharing time and creative projects, co-hosted with Portishead Friends: Th 1600-1730; four weeks, starting 19th November.
To register your interest, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Update on Quaker Youth Project:
We really enjoyed our first meeting in person since March on 1st November in Horfield. It was great to be physically together in person to play silly games, laugh, get creative making macramé plant pot holders and worship together. It felt deeply nourishing for those who were there – especially as we were all were just digesting the news of Lockdown 2.0. We look forward to meeting in person again one day, but for now feel spurred on to spend more time together as floating heads on zoom!
We really appreciate Zoom and the connections it enables us to have in these challenging times. We had a busy half term week online with several joint activities with Sheffield young Quakers, thinking about white poppies, remembrance and pacifism, a whole day thinking together about Fear (what are we afraid of, why, how does fear affect us?) and an All Hallows Eve party, with dressing up and spooky creative writing.
The youth project meets at least once a week on Zoom for young people, supported by various local Quakers. Thank you those who support these sessions and enable them to go ahead. Young people aged 11-18 are welcome to the sessions, which are a mix of games, discussion and worship, so please do share info with any young people you know who may be interested.
Kirsty Philbrick, Quaker Youth Development worker | Kirstyp@quaker.org.uk
BYM events that may be of interest:
- Quakers and Equality – Sat 14 Nov 1400-1600; all age workshop on diversity and inclusion for people who identify as Black, Brown or people of colour. Focussing on whether Quakers should acknowledge and apologise for their role in the Atlantic slave-trade. Get in touch with email@example.com to register and please pass details that this is happening to anyone who might want to go.
- Quaker Activist Gathering – Sat 28 Nov, 1000-1600; more info here.