Quaker Spring 2020

Barnesville, Ohio (God Willing) — Tuesday, June 16 to Sunday June 21, 2020

If you yearn for a more vibrant spiritual community,
If you hunger for more time for worship, reflection,
and deepening the connections among Friends,
come to Quaker Spring!

Quaker Spring Evening

We invite all Friends hungry for spiritual community, of all ages, to spend time in worship, reflection, conversation, and play. We hope to bring together Friends from all branches of Quakerism, to share what Spirit-led Quakerism is about at its core–and to experience it together.

Due to the Coronavius-19 panemic Quaker Spring will be unable to meet in Barnesville this year as we had hoped. God-willing we may return to Barnesville later this year or next June. We will be holding a virtual gathering this year via Zoom for any Friends who feel this will be helpful.

We will gather initially at 2:00 pm EDT on Wednesday, June 17 for introductions, some worship, and hearing of what’s on Friends’ hearts. The gathering will conclude at some point (TBD) on Saturday afternoon, June 20. Friends are welcome to attend part of the gathering.

We know that sitting too long in front a screen is not good, so we expect our sessions to be shorter than usual! Please come for whatever portion of the week you are able and feel led to attend. 

The “un-preprogrammed” daily program on Thursday-Saturday will include:

  • 10 am (EDT) Bible reading and study followed (after a break!) by waiting worship
  • Time slots available at 2pm and 4pm for small group sharing or support for individual needs or ministries
  • An evening gathering at 7pm to reflect/search together for God’s voice around issues of concern to Friends arising out of the group.
  • For more on the shape of our time at this gathering, see: “A Day at Quaker Spring.”

Please hold in prayer all those suffering and dying from the pandemic around the world, all those who are serving others, even at great risk to themselves, and the poor and marginalized who the least able to face the economic disruptions of this great crisis facing our nation and planet.

If you would like to take part in any part of this year’s virtual gathering, please sign up via a very brief Online Registration. You will be sent confirmation with a link to take part in sessions. If you have any questions about registration, and/or want to be added to an email list to receive information about this and future gatherings, please email us at [email protected].

This virtual gathering will be free.

People hear about this gathering almost entirely by word of mouth. Please help us spread the word to other Friends who may be interested by downloading and distributing the 2020 Quaker Spring flyer.

Quaker Spring 2020 Flyer Image