407-739-4150  office@seym.org

The 49th Annual Dwight & Ardis Michener

Michener Lecture & Seminars

Sunday, January 14th, 2018 

Luncheon • 11:30 am

Lecture & Seminars • 1 pm – 4 pm

Orlando Friends Meetinghouse • 316 E. Marks St., Orlando, Florida 32803

“Remixing the Quaker Tradition:

Renewal in a Participatory Culture”

presented by

C. Wess Daniels

We will be looking at how Quakers can both be faithful to their tradition, while making space for evolution and renewal to occur. Specifically, we will look more deeply into what is known as “participatory culture” and gain insights into how Friends can become apprentices to their tradition, while creating renewed and participatory communities.

Wess Daniels is the William R. Rogers Director of Friends Center & Quaker Studies at Guilford College. He is interested in human interactions, spiritual development and revitalization of human community. Prior to teaching at Guilford, Wess was a “released minister” at Camas Friends Church in Washington State. He is the author of A Convergent Model of Renewal: Remixing the Quaker Tradition in a Participatory Culture. (2015), and has a passion for the renewal of the Quaker tradition.

To read more about Wess Daniels, visit:

his QuakerQuaker page>

his blog, Gathering In Light>

Sunday Worship

Friends attending the Michener Lecture are invited to worship with Orlando or Winter Park Friends:

  • 9:30 am at Orlando Meeting , 316 E. Marks St. , Orlando, FL 32803
  • 10:00 am at Winter Park Meeting, Winter Park Christian Church, 260 N. Lakemont Ave., Winter Park FL 32792


All are welcome! We do appreciate any and all contributions to help cover costs. Suggested Registration Donation for lunch, lecture & seminars is $30.00, register at the door.


We need to know in advance if children are coming! To request childcare, please contact the SEYM Office: office@seym.org, (407) 739-4150.


For overnight hospitality in Friends’ homes, email Ray Jenkins   or reach him by phone (9am-5pm only) at 407-803-2109.

Recommended Hotels:

Courtyard by Marriott, 730 N. Magnolia, Orlando 32803. To get our group rate, call the hotel direct at 407-996-1000 BY DEC. 11th and ask for the SEYM GROUP RATE. Double rooms (any beds, 1-2 people) are $119 + tax per night, which includes parking. Visit their website for more information. 

Best Western Orlando West2014 W Colonial Drive, Orlando, Florida 32804. 

Hosted by Orlando Monthly Meeting


From I-4: Exit I-4 onto SR 50, go east two blocks to Magnolia; turn left, go north four blocks to light; turn right on Marks, go east two blocks; turn right into driveway or onto Broadway.

From East-West Expressway: Exit Magnolia; go north to Marks; turn right, go east two blocks; turn right into driveway or onto Broadway.

Parking is available in the parking lot behind the Meetinghouse and on Broadway Avenue.

Michener Lecture 2016 Gallery