AFG 2019 Programme

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Friday, May 17

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

Saturday, May 18 

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

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

9:00-9:30: Welcome, Introductions, Orientation. Leader: Dick Cotterill.  
Sign up for meal tasks, housekeeping and

Fun activity volunteering.

9:30-10:30: Session 1: Sharing our Ecological Journeys. Leader: Roger Davies 
What actions are Friends taking for Environmental Sustainability?

10:30 – 10:45: Stretch Break

10:45 -12:00: Session 2: The Work of the Ecology Action Centre;
Guest Speakers:
Joanna Bull & Meghan McMorris.

12:00 – 12:30: Free time

12:30 – 1:30: Lunch & Clean-up

1:45 -2:45: Session 3: The Canadian Friends Service Committee.
Guest Speaker: Verena Tan.

3:00 – 4:00: Session 4.  Judy Loo:
Global Biodiversity Expert & Organic Farmer

4:00 – 4:30: Free time

4:30 – 5:30: Session 5. Fun Activities.
Coordinator: Maria Antony, and Volunteer Helpers.
Variety of activities from Nature Walks to Nature Crafts.

6:00 – 7:00: Supper & Clean-up

7:00 – 8:30: Meeting for Readings.
Leader: Keith Helmuth. Select a favourite reading with focus on Nature & Ecology

8:30: Sing-along and Socializing;
Snack before Turning In.

Sunday, May 19

7:30 – 8:30: Breakfast & Clean-up

9:00 -9:45: Session 6: History of the Food Action Committee.
Leader: Sylvia Mangalam

Sharing Food: the Primal Frontier:
Leader: Nathalie Brunet.

9:45 – 10:00: Free Time

10:00 – 10:45: Session 7: Guest Speaker:
CYM Secretary Cameron Fraser, followed by question and answers, & discussion.

11:00 – 12:00: Meeting for Worship:
Leader: Barbara Aikman:
A traditional unprogrammed meeting. Friends sit in a circle in silence, listening for the voice of the Spirit. 
When moved by the Spirit, participants share the message with the group. Between each spoken ministry, a silent time gives space for individuals to absorb the message and discern how it speaks to Friends’ condition.

12:30 – 1:30: Lunch & Clean-up

1:45 – 3:00: Atlantic Half-Yearly Business Meeting: Clerk: Ellen Helmuth

3:15 – 4:30: Session 8: Fun Activities:
Leader: Maria Antony & Volunteer Friends: Variety of Fun activities focused on Ecology.

4:30 – 5:30: Free Time

5:30 – 6:30: Supper & Clean up.

7:00 – 9:00: Family & Friends Night:
Masters of Ceremonies: Michael Miller & Marilyn Manzer.
Individuals and small groups may put on any kind of performance they choose: stories, poems, skits, songs, instrumental music, magic, or even a nature talk!

9:00 – 10: Snack and Social Time

Monday, May 20

Early Bird Worship, meditation, walks.

7:30 – 8:30: Breakfast & clean-up.

9:00 – 10:00: Session 9: Evaluation, Plans for the future.
Leader: Ellen Helmuth

10:15 on: Group Clean-up, Packing and Departure.

Farewell Until Next Time!

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