June 6-8, 2014
A Weekend Workshop at Powell House
New York Yearly Meeting Retreat Center
What does the prophetic voice sound like in our time? The words of Micah 6:8, “To do justice, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God” are our starting point. We will share ways we as Friends are wrestling with the reality of prophetic ministry and how that shapes our lives as we seek to be faithful.
This workshop will engage the wild expectation of Love loose in the universe potentially transforming everyone. Yet with this love comes a painful refining process accompanying the call to ministry. How do we distinguish spiritual guidance from self-will? How does our community help us to remain faithful in our ministry?
Together, we will explore:
- Our Stories of Prophetic Ministry
- Call and Transformation
- Challenges and Pitfalls
- How a Community Grows Prophets
- Visioning the New Creation
Margery Post Abbott is a released Friend currently writing and traveling in the ministry, with the support of Multnomah MM in Portland, Oregon. She has published widely, including her 2010 book, To Be Broken and Tender. Her concern for making Friends’ voices heard more widely in the world takes her regularly to Washington, DC, where she has served as presiding clerk of Friends Committee on National Legislation.
Noah Baker Merrill seeks to be faithful in the living Quaker tradition of gospel ministry – the practical spiritual work of encouraging faithfulness and awakening hearts. Putney MM in Vermont has released him for service encouraging the Quakers movement in our time – and the future of Friends.
Register by May 21st: $240/adults; $130/ages 13-22 and commuters; $55 infants-12. http://powellhouse.org/index.php/our-calendar/monthview?task=view_event&event_id=210
After May 21st: $260/$150/$75
Children’s Program and Childcare with 3 weeks notice.
This conference is limited to 20 participants.