The Gathering Garden is under the care of the Worship and Ministry Committee to explore alternative ways of fostering spiritual growth.
Who we are: We are a group of individuals committed to making many different avenues of spiritual exploration and growth available in an interfaith atmosphere. We welcome everyone. Our programs are intended for the general public.
Unless otherwise noted our programs are at Gwynedd Friends Meeting, 202 and Sumneytown Pike, in Gwynedd,Pennsylvania. On occasion, meditations are held at other venues or, occasionally, cancelled. If you are not on our email list, please call Connie Lezenby (215-664-3721) for information regarding any schedule change.
Fall and Winter 2018–2019 Programs
SMALL GROUP; SPIRITUAL NURTURE: SECOND THURSDAYS
7:15 – 9:00 PM, OCTOBER 11 – MAY 9, 2019
“Holy Listening – to “listen” another’s soul into life, into a condition of disclosure and discovery, may be almost the greatest service that any human being ever performs for another.” – Douglas Steere.
Group spiritual direction is a process in which 4-5 people gather in a small group on a monthly basis to assist one another in an ongoing awareness of God in all of life. Each member of the group seeks support for their responsiveness to God and they agree to support others in responding to God’s work in their lives.
Location: Library, First Floor Counseling Room, Second Floor Conference room
Contact: Connie Lezenby 267-664-3721 or firstname.lastname@example.org for questions and registration.
YOGA CLASSES: THURSDAYS, 6:00 – 7:00 PM, SEPTEMBER 21-DECEMBER 20
Uma Anmangandla, a student of Ashwini Aragam, a certified Yoga instructor will offer class of gentle Hatha yoga. Bring towel or yoga mat for sitting on the floor and wear comfortable clothing. Register on the first evening.
Location: Community Room
Cost $5 Per Class
Contact: Uma Anmangandla or Chuck Maxfield for questions.
SATURDAY, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM, DECEMBER 8
In the midst of busy holiday times come for a day of silent retreat. We will gather to share our prayers and hopes for the day, then see where the spirit will lead each of us through journaling, art work, labyrinth walking, meditation and sitting quietly by ourselves in silence. At the end of the day we will meet to gather the graces. Bring a journal, sketchbook, needlework, simple crafts, or spiritual readings. Also bring a bag lunch and snacks to share. Drinks will be provided.
Location:Gwynedd Friends Meeting and grounds
Contact: Connie Lezenby or 267-664-3721 for questions and registration.
SPIRITUAL READING AND DISCUSSION GROUP: SECOND MONDAYS 1:00 to 2:30PM
Join our small, informal discussion group to explore Quaker and other spiritual traditions. To help enrich the discussion, bring a few passages you would like to share with the group. Our three fall sessions:
October 8: The Gathered Meeting, Pendle Hill Pamphlet (PHP) #444 by Steven Davison
November 12: The Epistle of Paul to the Galatians, New Testament, any translation
December 10: A Plea for the Poor, PHP#357 by John Woolman
We will select our readings for the spring sessions in March, April and May as we go along.
Location: Gwynedd Library
Contact: Carol Ritting or Jane Berger for questions.
FRIENDS IN NATURE: First Sundays
Location and directions will follow by email closer to each date. All members, attenders and children are welcome. Contact: Steve Kerr or James Quinn