Spiritual Growth

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                                           Spiritual Growth Opportunities

You are invited to join with Friends in these programs. For questions or more information about a group or program listed below, please contact the individual leaders listed or CONTACT FMW.

Bible Study—Using the Friendly Bible Study guide, a group meets monthly to read through the Gospel of Mark. All are welcome at every meeting. Contact David Etheridge, david.etheridge@verizon.net

Book Group – Friends meet monthly to discuss a spiritual text. For more information, contact Joe Izzo at jizzo4102@gmail.com

Clearness Committees - Anyone facing a personal problem or crisis may ask the Marriage and Family Relations, Membership, Ministry and Worship, or Personal Aid Committee to form a small committee of Friends to help in seeking clearness about what to do. You can watch a short video about clearness committees here. Contact the Clerks or email the office at admin@quakersdc.org

Healing & Reconciliation Committee - The Healing & Reconciliation Committee offers to assist people facing difficulty resolving conflict with other members/attenders. Contact Clerk Ken Orvis (urfhas@me.com) for help.

Spiritual Formation Program - Join with Friends to study, reflect and share your spiritual growth with a small group. Friends meet twice a month sometimes at the Meeting House, sometimes in homes to support one another in a spiritual practice.  Each participant commits to undertake their own individual spiritual practice (e.g., prayer, meditation, journal keeping, etc.). Friends may also attend a BYM Spiritual Formation retreat.  For more information, contact contact John Bluedorn at johnbluedorn@gmail.com.

Spiritual Journey Meditation Group - You are welcome the fourth Monday of each month at 1:00 p.m. to meditate and to share your spiritual journey. Members take turns monthly to lead the group. The group usually has a Saturday retreat in the Quaker House Living Room in the fall and a weekend retreat outside D.C. in the spring. Retreat dates are usually planned several months ahead of time. Contact Sabrina McCarthy, sabrina.mccarthy@verizon.net

Reading Early Quakers Together - You are welcome the Third Sunday of each month at 9:15 a.m. to discuss an early Quaker text, chosen in advance, and to respond to the query, “How has Spirit dealt with Thee since last we met?”  Contact Sabrina McCarthy, sabrina.mccarthy@verizon.net.