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FWCC Section of the Americas Southeast Regional Gathering in Miami, Feb. 6-9, 2020

FWCC Section meeting; photo courtesy of FWCC Section of the Americas

Sharing historic QUAKER values today! is the theme for the next Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC) Southeast Regional Gathering, to be held in Miami, Florida, February 6-9, 2020. This is a Gathering for FWCC Representatives from Yearly Meetings in the Southeastern U.S. and Jamaica, plus Friends from anywhere interested in participating.

Simplicity, Peace, Integrity, Community, Equality and Sustainability (SPICES) are the historic Quaker values that will carry the theme through the 4-day weekend.

This is a wonderful opportunity for Friends in SEYM to attend an FWCC event!

Registration is required

There is no registration fee! Please come prepared to offer donations to help cover food expenses.                                                                    

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All the Details

Christine Ashley, Quaker Field Secretary, Friends Committee for National Legislation (FCNL), member of Friends Committee on North Carolina Legislation (FCNCL) and FWCC Representative from Piedmont Friends Yearly Meeting/Fellowship

 

Clara L. Diaz, Southeastern Yearly Meeting (SEYM) FWCC Representative and Worship and Ministry Committee Clerk, member of Miami Friends Meeting

 

 

Eduardo I. Diaz, SEYM Representative to FWCC and former Quaker United Nations Committee (QUNC) Clerk, member of Miami Friends Meeting

 

 

Geeta Jyothi McGahey, FWCC Traveling Minister and Representative from Southern Appalachian Yearly Meeting and Association, (SAYMA)

 

 

Robin Mohr, Executive Secretary, Friends World Committee for Consultation Section of the Americas (FWCC-SoA)

 

 

Brad Stocker, Quaker Earthcare Witness (QEW) and Earth Literacy Workshop Facilitator, member of Miami Friends Meeting

 

 

Beverly Ward, SEYM Earthcare Field Secretary and current Quaker United Nations Committee (QUNC) Member, member of Tampa Meeting

Meeting Locations:

Diaz Residence: 13625 SW 82 CT, Palmetto Bay, FL 33158

Miami Friends Meeting: 1185 Sunset Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33143

Iglesia de Los Amigos: 4900 SW 118 Avenue, Miami, FL 33175

Schedule

Thursday, February 6: Travel day

6:00pm – 9:00pm: Informal simple dinner, orientation and fellowship at Diaz Family Residence. Facilitated by Clara and Eduardo Diaz.

Friday, February 7: Two program sessions and evening pot luck dinner at Iglesia de Los Amigos.

8:30am: Breakfast with local host or on your own, then travel to Iglesia de Los Amigos.

10:00am – 12:30pm: Program Session #1

Traveling Ministry Corps. Facilitated by Geeta Jyothi McGahey (SAYMA) and Robin Mohr, Executive Secretary, Friends World Committee for Consultation, Section of the Americas (FWCC-SoA).

12:30pm – 2:00pm: Picnic lunch at Iglesia de Los Amigos.

2:00pm – 4:30pm: Program Session #2.

FWCC and Southeastern Yearly Meeting (SEYM) Earth Care Actions. Facilitated by Beverly Ward (SEYM Earthcare Field Secretary) and Brad Stocker, Quaker Earthcare Witness (QEW) Steering Committee member.

4:30pm – 7:00pm: Free time, or rest and relaxation.

7:00pm – 9:00pm: Evening meal and fellowship program at Iglesia de Los Amigos.

Saturday, February 8: Two program sessions and evening dinner and fellowship at Miami Friends Meeting.

8:30am: Breakfast with local host or on your own, then travel to Miami Friends Meeting.

10:00am – 12:30pm: Program Session #3.

Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO) application of Quaker Values. Facilitated by Eduardo Diaz, Former Quaker United Nations Committee (QUNC) Clerk and Beverly Ward (Current QUNC-New York Member).

12:30pm – 2:00pm: Picnic Lunch at Bartram House or Activity Room, Miami Friends Meeting.

2:00pm – 4:30pm: Program Session #4.

What unifies us as Quakers. Facilitated by Christine Ashley, Friends Committee for National Legislation (FCNL) Quaker Field Secretary and FWCC Representative from Piedmont Friends Yearly Meeting/Fellowship.

4:30pm – 7:00pm: Free time, or rest and relaxation.

7:00pm – 9:00pm: Pot-luck dinner and fellowship at Miami Friends Meeting.

Sunday, February 9: Worship at Programmed (Spanish) or Unprogrammed Meeting (English) and travel home or stay an extra night to take the optional Everglades National Park excursion.

Note: It is possible to attend both unprogrammed worship and pastoral service if one moves rapidly from one site to the other and is willing to miss some things.

9:30am – 10:15am: Meeting for Learning at Miami Friends Meeting.

10:30am – 11:45am: Meeting for Worship at Miami Friends Meeting

11:30am – 12:30pm: Escuela Dominical at Iglesia de Los Amigos.

12:30pm – 1:30pm: Culto de Adoración Pastoral at Iglesia de Los Amigos.

1:30pm – 2:30pm: Fellowship Lunch at Iglesia de Los Amigos.

2:00pm – 7:00pm: Optional half day excursion to Everglades National Park. (Details to be determined)

Registration is required. There is no registration fee! —but please come prepared to offer donations to help cover food expenses.

Download the flyer & Registration form>

Please read the form carefully and respond via email to:

Eduardo Diaz, Local Housing and Transportation Coordinator

email Eduardo Diaz