Quaker Voluntary Service founding Executive Director, Christina Repoley, will be giving the Plenary Session on Tuesday night August 2nd, at Baltimore Yearly Meeting Annual Sessions.
If the Religious Society of Friends is to have a future, it will be key to have dynamic engagement and leadership of young people. Quaker Voluntary Service (QVS) is a new expression of a deep seed within our tradition; an experience which encourages the faith of young adult Friends and a draws spiritual seekers into the Religious Society of Friends through transformational experiences of service and communal living, grounded in the context of supportive Friends meetings, churches, yearly meetings, and conferences. QVS is dedicated to working with local Friends meetings and churches in the United States to offer these opportunities for leadership development, spiritual formation, training in Quaker practices, professional experience, service and justice. QVS connects with the Quaker movement at a place that has been critical for generations of Friends—at the intersection where our experience of God leads us to Spirit-grounded service with and for others. Christina, the founding executive director of QVS, will share from her experience of discerning this leading and the role of community in the process of both the formation of QVS and the ongoing experience.”
Sessions will be held at Hood College in Frederick, MD from August 1st-7th. The theme for the year is “Discernment and Action in Spiritual Community.”