AFG 2017 Programme

AFG-2013-9794We have arranged a full program including guest speakers, and members from our three Atlantic Friends Meetings.  Interspersed with programmed sessions are meal breaks, stretch breaks and longer free times. Sunday evening will be a cheerful noisy talent show for young and old. Enjoy sessions at your own choice, or enjoy your own communing with nature or Friends. Please feel free to enjoy the Weekend in your own way! | Click for info about SIGs and programme leaders. | Register online |

Theme: Moving from Faith to Action through Creative Arts

Friday, May 19th

Arrive anytime on Friday evening after 5 p.m. 5:00 – 8:00 pm.: Welcome and Soup.  Room assignments. Registrar:  

Saturday, May 20th 

6:30: Join the Early Birds for Early Morning Worship, or take a walk, or commune with nature as the Spirit moves.

7:30-8:30 a.m., Breakfast & Clean up

9:00-9:30: Session 1: Welcome,  Orientation, Introductions & Sharing. Sign up for meal tasks, housekeeping or child care rotation.  


9:45-10:45: Session 2: Moving from Faith to Action through Creative Arts

10:45 -11:00  Stretch break

11:00 -12:00: Session 3 – Special Interest Groups
Rejuvenating on the Spot – Sharon Driscoll – Main Lodge
Israel/Palestine – Mel Earley – A-Frame

12:00 – 12:30: Free time, enjoy nature, socialize

12:30-1:30  Lunch & Clean up

1:45 2:45: Session 4: Atlantic Half-Yearly Meeting Presentation and Discussion – Carol Leigh Wehking & Marilyn Thomas 

2:45 – 3:00 – Stretch break

3:00 5:00 Session 5:  Special Interest Groups
Prison Ministry – Dick Cotterill – Main Lodge
Writing from the Heart – Heidi Kalyani – A-Frame

6:00- 7:00: Supper & clean-up.

7:00 – 7:30: Free time, socialize

7:30 8:30:  Meeting for Readings. Leaders:  Michael & Edith Miller.  Bring a favourite work to read aloud and share with the group. Choose a selection that has spoken to your spirit and that may speak to others.


8:30 – 9:30: Rise Up Singing  
– Sing-A-Long!  Bring your music, guitar, songbooks and voice.
– Option to continue dialogue about HYM

9:30 – 10:00 Snack  and social time before turning in.

Sunday, May 21st

6:30 -Early Birds Worship, Meditation or Walks.

7:30-8:30 Breakfast & clean-up.

AFG-2013-96669:00 10:30:  Session 6: Atlantic Half-Yearly Meeting Presentation and Discussion – Carol Leigh Wehking & Marilyn Thomas 

10:30 – 11:00  Stretch break

11:00 12:00: Meeting for Worship. 

12:00 – 12:30  Free time, conversation, contemplation    

12:30 1:30:  Lunch & Clean up

1:30 – 2:00: Free time, rest, walk,  practice for Family & Friends Night, help set up Labyrinth

2:00 3:30: Session 7: Special Interest Groups
Sailing the Ocean of Darkness: Transforming Emotional Blocks into Creative Action (Part 1: Individual) – Bruce Dienes and Heidi Kalyani – A-Frame
– Journey of the Spirit: Walking the Labyrinth Beth Robertson (Bycroft) and Maida Follini – Main Lodge

AFG-2013-97103:40 -4:40: Session 8:  Special Interest Groups
– Sailing the Ocean of Darkness:
Transforming Emotional Blocks into Creative Action (Part 2: Community) – Bruce Dienes and Heidi Kalyani – A-Frame
What do Quakers Believe? – Maida Follini – Main Lodge
Space for further dialogue about HYM issues – if needed – Carol Leigh Wehking & Marilyn Thomas  – Main Lodge Library

4:40 – 5:30: Free time, walks,  crafts

5:30 6:30: Supper and Clean-up

6:30 – 7:00: Free time: practise your music or skits

AFG-2015-98087:00 9:00:  Family and Friends Night:   Michael Miller, Master of Ceremonies.   Individuals and small groups may put on any kind of performance they want, stories,  skits, music, dance. Bring your recorder, guitar or drum, bring your dramatic skill or your best jokes, your costumes or your puppets. Amaze Us!

9:00 – 10:00: Snack and Social Time before turning in.

Monday, May 22nd

6:30: Early Bird Worship, Meditation, Walks.

7:30 8:30 Breakfast & Clean-up.

8:30 – 9:00 Free time

9:00 – 10:00  Session 9: The Way Forward.  Planning for future gatherings and get-togethers. Mel Earley, facilitator

10:00 – 10:15: Evaluation  As a group, we will share our evaluations of the weekend. 

10:15-on Group clean up, packing & departure.

Farewell Until  Next Year!

Note: This is a Draft Schedule subject to change. Check this page for updates!


Info last updated: 2017-04-12 9:35 PM ADT