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Mt Toby Friends Meeting

194 Long Plain Rd

Leverett, MA 01054

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Friends will gathering to strengthen their skills and share experiences serving in vital meeting roles: Pastoral Care, Nominating, Ministry & Counsel.

Participants choose from two workshops:

1. A pastoral care training led by Abby Matchette (Burlington, VT, Friends Meeting). and Honor Woodrow (Framingham, MA, Friends Meeting) This training will cover the foundations the Quaker approach to pastoral care, what pastoral care might look like across the lifespan, how meetings can respond to disruptive behavior, and how to maintain loving boundaries in pastoral care relationships.

2. A consultation on best practices in naming gifts led by Jackie Stillwell (Monadnock, NH, Friends Meeting) for Friends serving on local meeting Nominating or Ministry & Counsel committees. This workshop will be an opportunity to learn how to draw out gifts and grow leadership in our meetings as well as an opportunity to share best practices and challenges in nominating.

Participants from both workshops with gather for a fellowship lunch and closing worship. Registration will open in January.

Schedule:

9:00-9:30 Friendly gathering over tea and coffee

9:30-10:15 Opening circle

10:30-12:15 Workshops Part 1

12:30-1:30 Lunch

1:30 Workshops part 2

2:45 Closing worship & reflections

3:30 Departures

This event is sponsored by the New England Yearly Meeting Ministry & Counsel and Nominating Committees.

Childcare is available. Childcare requests are strongly prefered by Feburary 16th. We will do our best to accommodate you if you make the request afterward, but it can be difficult to find a childcare provider on short notice.

Questions about the workshop may be directed to Nia Thomas at Nia@neym.org


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