Together, we formed
FORWARD IN FAITHFULNESS MINISTRIES
Our work is under the care of the Upper Susquehanna Quarter
We listen in order to understand what each person needs, spiritually
What We Do
JT Dorr-Bremme, Johanna Jackson, and Windy Cooler finished a fantastic workshop at Ben Lomond Quaker Center, "Creative Listening: For the Future of our Quaker Communities." Highlights from the weekend included some short listening sessions that participants held with one another. Thank you to the staff of Ben Lomond for hosting us!
With input, brainstorms, and sketches from Upper Susquehanna Friends, Johanna Jackson created the front t-shirt design for Upper Susquehanna Quarter. Yuri Plowden also contributed a design. Friends from USQ will gather in-person at Crystal Lake September 9-11. To register, visit the registration page.
Feature Transcript: Learn more about Windy Cooler, who participated in the Listening Project in 2020. Windy is a public minister from Baltimore Yearly Meeting. She speaks of pastoral care, radical solidarity, and the process of naming gifts. A worthwhile read!
Johanna Jackson published an article about reverence and birding in The Natural Farmer. It will be searchable on this website soon.
We've updated our resources to include a Songs page. This includes several original songs from people of faith. Find some nourishment, inspiration, and rest with these original songs.
We provided our first ministry report to the Upper Susquehanna Quarter. In it, we reflected on a year of growth and change.
Together, Johanna Jackson and JT Dorr-Bremme published an article about beginning ministry in pandemic times. The article is available on the Publications page.
What makes a welcoming community?
Many people have perspective to offer on what they're seeking in community. Here are some themes that rose up in our interviews with young people who participated in the Listening Project.
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$200 sponsors one Listening Session with a Friend from the United States
or Canada. One person
will receive the gift of