Regional Gathering program


Regional Gathering clerk — May 12, 2020

A registration form is available here.

Peterborough planning committee met last week and came up with a preliminary plan for a virtual Regional Gathering this year. We propose holding the gathering over Zoom on June 6 with a morning and afternoon session (including a meeting for worship for business).

  • In the morning session (9 am-noon), we would invite Friends to share personal stories from quarantine.
  • After the stories we will have music (courtesy of the musicians I reached out to) until the break.
  • In the afternoon session (1-3 pm) we will have an Art Sharing session. Friends will be encouraged to bring a poem, drawing, song, film, joke etc. that has spiritually nourished them within the last couple of months. We will share our piece with the group and have some time for discussion.
  • And from 3-4 pm we will have the business meeting.

We’ll also be having break-out sessions at certain moments. Could be for one on one catch-ups, conflict resolution/healing (with M&C volunteers?), small group discussions, organizing etc.

The music would be up to how the musician would like to organize it: over Zoom, streamed on YouTube or Facebook etc.

The meeting for worship for business would include everyone in one Zoom session. At the start and close of the afternoon and morning sessions we can all meet in one group as well.

A registration form is available here. If someone were available to help me keep track of responses to the form and plan out the Zoom hosts and participants, that would be very helpful, please email us.

Tentative Schedule for June 6th:

9-9:30 AM: Welcome (One open Zoom session)
9:30-11:00 AM: Story Sharing (Separate Zoom sessions with ~15 Friends each, one empty Zoom session)
11:00-11:15 AM: Morning wrap-up (One open zoom session)
11:15 AM-Noon: Music (TBD)
Noon-1:00 PM: Lunch (offline)
1:00-1:15PM: Afternoon Welcome (One open zoom session)
1:15 PM- 3:00 PM: Art sharing (Separate Zoom sessions with ~15 Friends each, one empty Zoom session)
3:00 PM-4:00 PM: Afternoon wrap up and Meeting for Worship for Business (One open Zoom session)

Surely we have forgotten something but the ball is rolling :)


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