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Quaker Fall Retreat. Theme: Peaceful together, indigenous people and Quakers contemplate truth and reconciliationSaturday, October 27, 2018 • 10am to 3pm


Morning session • 10 am to 12 noon

After a short introduction, participants are invited to peruse books selected from our library on issues such as police, prisons, missing women, residential schools, artists, and racism, and identify passages that touch their own lives. Participants may also bring their own books or other reading material. There will be time to share our reflections, and worship sharing can carry over into the lunch period.

Lunch • 12 noon to 1 pm

A simple lunch will be provided on site. Friends wishing to bring their own food may do so.

Afternoon session • 1 pm to 3 pm

The afternoon session will include a panel discussion of the issues. Participants will share their
thoughts and experiences, and there will be time for worship sharing and questions.

Further information
No registration nor any formal commitment is required, but please advise one of the organisers if you are planning to come, so we can provide lunch for you.

Harry Gill: <email hidden; JavaScript is required> or text or call 778.773.1982.
James Turner: <email hidden; JavaScript is required> or text or call 778.320.1853.



Ongoing at the Vancouver Meetinghouse

Meeting for Worship at the Vancouver Meetinghouse 1090 W. 70th: Sundays at 10:30 a.m.

Light Group:  Our Quaker study group, the Light Group, meets the first Sunday of each month after Meeting for Worship. Occasionally, another event is scheduled for after Meeting on the first Sunday. In such cases, the Light Group will meet instead at 9:00 am on that Sunday. Call or email Tim Bartoo for more information: (604) 298-9220, email hidden; JavaScript is required. You are welcome to start attending any month. The group is for both newcomers and seasoned Friends.

Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business: Second Sunday each month, after rise of Meeting, with the exception of summer, when the July and August business meetings are combined and held in late July.  All members and attenders are invited to attend.

Singing before Meeting for Worship: First Sundays at 10:00 a.m.

Newcomer’s Group: Every third Sunday of the month after Meeting for Worship, from about 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. This is an informal meeting with other seekers, and is a great opportunity to ask questions about Quakers or the Vancouver Friends Meeting. Sometimes there is a particular theme for discussion. Long-time members and attenders are also encouraged to participate.