Events


Farmington-Scipio Regional Meeting
May 14-16, 2021

Our theme this year is represented by an image. It shows the ways that racial justice, climate justice, and economic justice intersect.We’re hoping that an advantage of holding the gathering by Zoom means that some Friends who’ve never been to Spring Gathering can join us.

Tell other Friends in your Meeting, too!

Here’s the link to the registration form.  Please register by Wednesday, May 12.

Agenda:

FRIDAY May 14

6:15-6:30pm: Welcome, Land Acknowledgment, and Friends’ video/photo parade: Celebration of All Living Things

6:30-8:00pm: Culture & Change: A Framework

8:00-9:00 Music Ministry and testimony of Racial Justice and singing with Annie Patterson and Peter Blood

9:00pm- Film: Kiss the Ground

SATURDAY May 15

8:00-8:15 am Gather / hot beverage of your choice!

8:15-8:40 am Silent worship

8:40-8:55 am Welcome and Land Acknowledgment

9:00-10:00am Beverly Ward, plenary speaker: Racial Justice/Economic Justice/Environmental Justice

Beverly Ward, Earthcare Field Secretary of Southeastern Yearly Meeting, works in some of the spaces these struggles converge.

10:15am-12:00pm Panel discussion: members from NY AVP; Prisons Committee; FSRM “Good Trouble” anti-racism group; Earth Care Witness; members from Right Sharing of World Resources; FSRM Healers and more consider these queries:

·  How does it feel to live from the Center, where God/Spirit dwells?  What do you sense at the Center?

·  How do our gifts and skills bring us closer to the loving tender compassionate role of Spirit within each of us?

·  In your area of interest, how can we make society just and equitable for everyone?

·  What is it that joins us?

12:30 – 1:30pm Social Lunch

          If your committee would like to have a breakout room for a meeting, please let the registrar know

There will be three sessions of interest groups, from 2:00 through 5:00

Topics include:

Peruvian Outreach Project: Returning the Love, Building the Future

Spirituality at Work (90 mins)

Doctrine of Discovery discussion (90 mins)

Beverly Ward discussion group

Serving up electric pressure cooking, with a side of environmental justice

Social Media for Meetings: Supporting Informed and Spirit-Led Discernment

Listening Circle to Express Our Grief and our Hopes

Information session: Development of the Covid-19 vaccine

Information session: NYYM Anti-racism Minute

5:30-6:30 pm Social supper

7:00pm-8:30pm Talent Show

8:30pm- Film Doctrine of Discovery 

SUNDAY May 16

9:00am-11:00am Extended Meeting for Worship

9:00am-10:00am Bible Study (led by Angela Hopkins of the FCRJ)

10:00am-11:00am Hymn Sing

11:00am-12:00pm Meeting for Worship (joining Friends already in extended Mtg. for Worship)

12:00 – 1:00 pm Social Lunch

1:00pm-3:00pm Meeting for Worship with Attention to BusinessIf you have any questions, you are welcome to contact Spring Gathering registrar, Bronwyn Mohlke, at FSRMSpringGathering@gmail.com