Quaker Week is 30th September to 8th October 2017.
It’s a week to focus on all the things we do that enable people to discover more about Quakers and the Quaker way. If you’re new to Quakers it’s a great opportunity to find out more. The week kicks-off with a Quaker Quest at Bull St Meeting House in central Birmingham on 30th September, where you can meet Quakers, experience meeting for worship and ask questions. There will be events happening across Central England so look through the list and find the one for you:
- 29/09/2017 Film Night: The Whale Rider, 6:00 pm at Selly Oak Quaker Meeting House
- 30/09/2017 Quaker Quest, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm at Bull Street Quaker Meeting House
- 01/10/2017 Afternoon Meeting at Selly Oak, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm at Selly Oak Quaker Meeting House
- 02/10/2017 Theatre 'Pericles All At Sea', 5:30 pm at Cotteridge Quaker Meeting House
- 02/10/2017 Meeting for Worship in West Bromwich, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Wesley Methodist Church
- 03/10/2017 When the Going Gets Tough: the Tough Get Meditating!, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Kings Heath Quaker Meeting House
- 04/10/2017 Discussion: What do Peace and Social Justice mean today?, 5:30 pm at Cotteridge Quaker Meeting House
- 05/10/2017 Meeting for Worship in Moseley, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm at St Columba URC
- 06/10/2017 Becoming Friends: Eco-Spirituality, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm at Kings Heath Quaker Meeting House
- 07/10/2017 Veggie Rescue! (for 7-14 year olds), 10:00 am - 4:30 pm at Selly Oak Quaker Meeting House
- 07/10/2017 Uncovering Quaker Heritage, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm at Library of Birmingham
- 08/10/2017 Try Meeting for Worship & Shared Lunch, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm at Kings Heath Quaker Meeting House
- 08/10/2017 A Film of Hope: Solutions for Todays Problems, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm at Kings Heath Quaker Meeting House
The theme for 2017 is ‘In turbulent times: be a Quaker’, highlighting both the importance to Quakers of living out our faith in the world, and the strength that comes from being a community. The main aim of Quaker Week is to ensure Quakers are well known and widely understood – to help seekers to find us and hopefully encourage newcomers to experience Quaker worship. However, many meetings who take part in outreach also find that the experience strengthens and enriches their own Quaker community as a loving, inclusive and all-age fellowship through shared activity.
If you are part of a Quaker Meeting in Central England that is organising an event for Quaker week, please let us know so we can advertise it: contact firstname.lastname@example.org
There are outreach materials available such as display boards, sail banners and a gazebo, which can be collected from Bull St meeting house. There will also be posters, leaflets and guidance from Friends House – read this message from Quaker Life for more details.