[saymaListserv] Request for Workshop Proposals
tlamm at chpl.net
Sat Dec 20 12:14:21 JEST 2003
>From Ellen Johnson (Workshop Coordinator) and the YM Planning Committee:
Call for Workshops and Plans for YM 2004
Friends, the Yearly Meeting Planning Committee has met twice since June, and
we are making good progress with plans for the 2004 Yearly Meeting, to be
held June 10-13 at Warren Wilson College. The theme this year will be
"Feeding the Flames of Faith: Integrating Spirit and Action." We are
building on last year's theme of how our traditions inspire our practice.
We will have speakers and panels made up of SAYMA Friends who will share how
their faith informs their actions and how their actions deepen their faith.
In addition to Meeting for Worship for Business and speakers on the YM
theme, there will be the usual favorites: worshipping together, "chatting
and chewing," singing and dancing, wide-ranging discussion on many subjects
dear to our hearts, and of course many meals shared with F/friends from far
and near. There are activities for children and teens through Junior Yearly
Meeting and Southern Appalachian Young Friends. If you have never attended
Yearly Meeting, we encourage you to ask the folks at your monthly meeting
about it. For many of us, it is a very special part of our lives.
We know that many of you have talents and knowledge that you could share
with us by leading a workshop at Yearly Meeting. Below is a workshop
proposal form, due by Feb. 15. The workshops will last 70 minutes, and they
can be intergenerational, involving both teens and adults. Friends are also
encouraged to offer workshops exclusively for teens. Workshops can be on
social justice issues, on spirituality, on art and music, on Quaker process,
or on something we haven't thought of yet! We do ask this year that you
consider how your proposed workshop relates to the theme of the many ways
spirit and action flow into each other in our lives. Watch for more
information on YM 2004 coming in March
Here are some of the workshop topics requested on last year's evaluation
forms. Are you interested in taking one of these on?
Quaker Process: Workshop for First-Time SAYMA participants; Eldering;
Corporate discipline; Clerking; Quaker 101; Quaker history; How we use our
queries; Workshops that explore in-depth (not beginner level) Quaker
Testimonies, Traditions, Faith and Practice.
Also: Centering techniques for worship; Introducing children to Meeting for
Worship; Quaker Parenting; Music/Singing; Nurturing Spiritual Growth.
WORKSHOP PROPOSAL FORM
Southern Appalachian Yearly Meeting June 10-13, 2004
Warren Wilson College, Swannanoa, NC
Form due back by February 15, 2004.
Theme: Feeding the Flames of Faith: Integrating Spirit and Action
Workshop topics should be related to the theme of the yearly meeting
1) Title of proposed workshop:
2) Your name, address, phone number and e-mail if applicable:
3) What led you to offer this workshop?
4) How is the workshop related to the Yearly Meeting theme?
5) Tell us about your experience in leading workshops or any related
6) Give us a brief (approximately 50 word) description of your workshop.
(This information will be used to describe your workshop in the advance
program to help Friends in selecting a workshop.)
Workshop sessions will be only seventy minutes long. Workshops will be
offered Friday afternoon and Saturday afternoon. Please help us in our
planning by completing the following questions about your proposed
7) Please specify which afternoon you would like to give your workshop.
Would you be willing to give your workshop twice? (Be aware that you may
have different people in each session.)
8) Will the workshop be didactic? Interactive?
9) Would you like the participants to be adults, youth or both?
10) Would you like the participants to be men, women or both?
11) Are there limits to the numbers of participants? Maximum? Minimum?
12) Do you have particular requirements for your workshop?
13) Are there any books or similar materials related to your workshop topic
that you would like to see stocked in the bookstore at yearly meeting?
Please return this form by Feb. 15, 2004, to:
P.O. Box 490237
Mt. Berry, GA 30149
ejohnson at berry.edu
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