2020 Gathering

Quaker Spring 2020

Barnesville, Ohio — 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!

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.

Quaker Spring 2020 will be held at Olney Friends School and Stillwater Meetinghouse in Barnesville, Ohio – from Tuesday, June 16 through Sunday, June 21, 2020.

Friends are welcome to attend part of the gathering. Please come for whatever portion of the week you are able and feel led to attend.

The “un-preprogrammed” daily program includes:

  • Bible reading and study
  • Waiting worship
  • Afternoons free for rest, play, workshops, opportunities for clearness & support for ministries.
  • Evening time 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 days” at Quaker Spring, see the sample daily schedule below.

The gathering begins Tuesday, June 16th, with registration in the afternoon and supper followed by an evening session. It ends on Sunday, June 21st, following meeting for worship with Stillwater Friends Meeting and lunch.

Costs for attending this gathering are very low. All fees are on a “freewill offering basis.” A guideline ($35–70/day/adult including meals) is provided but no one should stay away because of limited means. The suggested fee range is even lower for Young Adult Friends (YAFs) and for children.

Families Are Welcome!: We offer childcare and/or religious education based on families coming to each year’s gathering.

There will be lots of recreational opportunities in the afternoons.

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 flyers (click the images below to download the flyer — one in color and the other black & white).

Online Registration will be available in February or early March of 2020. 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].