Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Still Time To Register for the Pacific NW Quaker Women's Theology Conference

Shamelessly reprinted verbatim from RantWoman's email. RantWoman has attended this event a number of times and even served on the planning committee. RantWoman is not clear of a call to attend this year, but would love to talk about it with women who have never attended and are interested. But do not dadle. Check the registration deadline!

Pacific Northwest Women's Theology Conference

Attention Quaker Women!!!
The Pacific Northwest Quaker
Women’s Theology Conference

begins  June 15th and  it’s time to register

Something New is Coming
Pacific Northwest Quaker Women’s Theology Conference is doing things a little different ly this year, and we hope change will re-invigorate us all.

For starters, we have scheduled bible study every day, but it will not be like any bible study most of us have  ever experienced.  Multiple ways of reading scripture abound in the world coming down to us from many religious and spiritual traditions, and we will be invited to experience some of them interactively.

Another difference is that we have invited Friends in Residence who will present at the plenaries, both separately and as a duet.  If my experience of them is any indication, there will be a blend of presentation, contemplation and interaction.

In the past, the conference has had several presenters from among Meetings and Churches giving ministry on separate topics. This year, instead, the planning committee has chosen Friends in Residence, partly because they are a resource within our respective yearly meetings, and partly because several of us have been led by them in Way of the Spirit retreats and know they are a great fit.  The best part, though, is the integrative aspect of having a pair of people, one a Liberal Friend, and another, an Evangelical Friend who have worked together for a number of years in spiritual direction.  They’ve taken our theme/sub-themes and designed their presentations around them.

The Friends in Residence will also lead the Bible Study daily, alternating leaders.

For those who haven’t been on the website since they registered, you will notice that the deadlines for registration and reflection papers have been pushed back 15+ days, so please encourage another woman to sign up.  There is still some scholarship money earmarked for Evangelical Friends under 35, and some other scholarship money that has a broader eligibility.

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