January 2010 Lectures
Transitions: The Spirituality of Changing Times
Tuesday evenings from January 12 - 26, 2010, from 7:30 - 9 pm in the Barn.
The Pendle Hill Bookstore will be open before the lectures. For dinner or room reservations, call 610-566-4507.
Though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,
Though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging. . . . Be still, and know that I am God; – Psalm 46
Where does balance come from when the ground under us seems unstable? What spiritual practices can anchor us in that which is eternal while we live and breathe in a world of constant change? Seasoned Friends bring the wisdom of Quaker tradition and their personal experience to the exploration of these questions on Tuesday nights in January.
Eileen Flanagan Tuesday, 12 January 2010
What are we to do when dealing with fear? “Be still and cool in thine own mind,” is a famous piece of advice from George Fox—though easier quoted than practiced, especially when we are in the midst of transition. Understanding and facing our fears can help to loosen their grip so we can face changes with openness and courage.
Masaru Edmund Nakawatase Tuesday, 19 January 2010
Mas will speak from personal and family experience of relocation and incarceration during World War II. As part of the talk, Mas will convene a group of Nikkei (Japanese Americans) who had direct experience of surviving this forced transition of dislocation, personal and financial loss, and racial discrimination. They will share stories of living through this tumultuous time, of moving on, and of having the Religious Society of Friends become part of their lives.
Pat McBee Tuesday, 26 January 2010
Patricia McBee has learned that committing one's life to living under God's guidance can lead to many transitions. As she has felt herself called to one activity and then another, she has from time to time felt that she is stepping out into thin air only to find herself drawn more closely to God.