Recovering Sacred Presence in a Disenchanted World

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Friends Meeting Cambridge

5 Longfellow Park

Cambridge, MA 02138

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Recovering Sacred Presence in a Disenchanted World

at the Friends Meeting Cambridge

5 Longfellow Park, Cambridge MA, 02138

Saturday, October 21, 2017

8:30am to 4pm

Co-sponsored by the New Story Group at Friends Meeting at Cambridge and Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries

Registration includes Program, Lunch, Coffee Break, and a copy of Recovering Sacred Presence in a Disenchanted World.

$15 - if registration received by October 7th

$20 - if registration received after October 7th, or at the door


8:30 - 9:00 Registration

9:00 - 9:15 Introduction and Announcements - Peter Stringham

9:15 -10:15 Recovering Sacred Presence: The New Story - Cornelia Parkes

10:15 - 10:30 Break (Coffee and Snacks)

10:30 - 11:30 Breakout Sessions (Choose one)

A. Individual Spiritual Experience - Peter Stringham

B. Quakerism and the New Story - Cornelia Parkes

C. Braiding Sweet Grass: Living within a Different Tradition - Jim Serdy

11:35 - 12:10 Global Initiatives in Spirituality and Sustainability: Reflections on the Rome-Assisi Conference - Rodney Petersen

12:15 - 12:30 Introduction to the Cosmic Walk - Mary Coelho

12:30 - 1:45 Lunch (will be provided) Individuals take the Cosmic Walk at Their Leisure

1:45 - 2:00 Debriefing the Cosmic Walk - Art Klipfel

2:00 - 3:00 Breakout Sessions (Choose one)

A. Climate Action - Grady McGonagill

B. Engaging With Artists Who Change Our Consciousness - Marion Foster and Mary Coelho

C. Consciousness of Divine Agency: Teilhard de Chardin - Mary Kay Klein

3:05 - 4:00 Closing Exercise and Wrap Up - Gwen Noyes

The New Story explores the synthesis between scientific discoveries, an emerging sense of spirituality, a new understanding of the universe, and our place in it. The “old story” of how the world came to be and the dualism between matter and spirit is no longer adequate. Evolution, including the evolution of consciousness is ongoing. We are part of that evolution-transforming and being transformed-as we recognize the sacredness of the universe and our interconnection with all creation.

We are between stories....Yet we have not learned the new story.” - Thomas Berry

Participants are encouraged to use public transportation or to carpool. For more information on directions and the limited parking available, please see: www.fmcquaker.org/about-friends-meeting-at-cambridge/directions

For more information on the New Story Group, please see: www.fmcquaker.org/spiritual-life/quakers-and-the-new-story/

For any questions or concerns, please contact Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries at

474 Centre St. Newton, MA 02458




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