July Monthly Notices

Books of the Month July 2018 from the Quaker Centre Bookshop. LINK to pdf
Woodbrooke Upcoming Courses July 2018 Please display this courses listing. Booking details are given on the listing. LINK to pdf
The Young Quaker Issue 18, May 2018 This edition explores the idea and issues around finding a home, both as a physical reality and a spiritual concept. LINK to PDF

UK Peaceworkers 2 into 3
A big thank you to all of those who have given to the UK Peaceworker scheme. So far we
have raised £3,851 (including gift aid). So we are well on our way to reaching our target of
£6,000, which would enable us to employ a third peaceworker! There is still time to give LINK to Just Giving page, or you can text “QUAK23 £5” to 70070 to give £5 by text.
Vicky Torrance, victoriat@quaker.org.uk, 020 7663 1117

Children and young people
Facilitation and Leadership
Friday 19 – Sunday 21 October 2018, Woodbrooke
Facilitation and Leadership is an invigorating event for 15- to 21-year- olds. It will help them understand how groups form and how they work together through exploring theories and trying out facilitation and leadership skills.
For those new to facilitation and for those with previous experience.
Participants will develop confidence, understanding and skills alongside considering how to engage with Quaker aspects of facilitation. LINK to FLYER pdf
Cat Waithaka, catw@quaker.org.uk, 020 7663 1011

Quaker Week and outreach
Quaker Week 2018
29 September – 7 October 2018
This year’s theme is ‘Room for more’. As Quakers we offer a table rich with good things, but recognise it could be more inclusive. There is room for more at the table – how can we let people know there’s a space for them? Quaker Week posters will be delivered to Clerks by mid-August. There are still some recipe book ideas packs left - get in touch if you would like one (email address below).
You can still book your speaker for Quaker Week - we can offer speakers on a wide range of subjects. Speaking engagements must be finalised by the end of July, so get requests in now to avoid disappointment.

Finding out about Quakers
Two events for newcomers:
New to Quakers? Want to explore Quaker Worship?
     Wed 26 to Fri 28 September at Charney Manor, Oxfordshire LINK.
     Fri 28 to Sun 30 September at Swarthmoor Hall, Ulverston. LINK
One event for those worshippers thinking about membership:
Ever thought of joining the Quakers
     Fri 26 to Sunday 28 October at Charney Manor, Oxfordshire. LINK
Charney Manor, admin@charneymanor.com, 01235 868206
Swarthmoor Hall, info@swarthmoorhall.co.uk, 01229 583204


Overseers Relief Grants
Grants of up to several thousand pounds (but usually less) are available to assist local overseers in their support of Quakers and their families in a situation of hardship and suffering through old age, infirmity, disability, bereavement, single parenthood, other financial needs. Also to provide assistance to children with special educational needs. These grants are available in cases where local funds have been fully used or are not available. Applications should be made via the local overseer (or equivalent) to the Grants Programme Officer at Friends House.
Ann Pfeiffer, annp@quaker.org.uk, 020 7663 1053

Bridging the gap: hope and action
19–21 October 2018, Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, Derbyshire
Climate change is huge and complex. It needs joined-up responses. For Quakers that means changing lives, developing vibrant low- carbon meetings and working with others for system change, all rooted in our deepening faith. This October’s BYM Sustainability Gathering is about making connections and breathing new life into your own and your meeting’s engagement. Do join us! LINK to FLYER pdf

Andrew McVicar, bymevents@quaker.org.uk, 020 7663 1119

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