Upcoming Events

Learn more about events with QVS and register below.

Interested in partnering with QVS to host an event? Reach out to us using the contact form at the bottom of the page.

Defund the Police? A 9-Week Abolition Workshop Series

MONDAYS at 8pm ET | JUN 4 – AUG 16 (week off on JUL 5)

All are welcome as we collaboratively facilitate the 9-week program titled “Defund the Police? An Abolition Curriculum” shared with us by the Mennonite Church U.S.A. We will meet for 90 minute Zoom sessions Mondays at 8pm EDT/7pm CDT/5pm PDT from June 4- August 16 with a week off on July 5.

This faith-based curriculum includes Christ-centered narratives; however, facilitators (Carol Anne and Zenaida so far) aim to guide the conversation to be as accessible to all Friends as possible. If using Bible stories is going to be a barrier for your participation, we encourage you to explore the curriculum to discern if this is the right abolition program for you.

Interested but this isn’t a good time for you? Let us know here on our interest form: http://bit.ly/abolition-future

If you have any questions you can reach out the the facilitators at [email protected] or [email protected]

Join Carol Anne Ferlauto (Alumni Engagement Coordinator) at the 2021 FGC Gathering!

SATURDAY, JULY 3 | Three 90-minute sessions

Workshop 301: Class & Status in OUR Egalitarian Religious Society
Despite our egalitarian structure, classism and “status-ism” prevail among Friends. This interactive workshop will emphasize cultural differences connected to class, status, and educational background. Reflect, explore, and discuss often misunderstood class differences. Re-envision our communities to be more inclusive, and co-create rough blueprints for the renovations!

Early registration for the FGC Gathering is open from April 15 through 29.  Standard registration starts May 6, and workshops will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Carol Anne’s workshop number is 301.

Past Events

Collective Effervescence at National Orientation

Collective Effervescence at National Orientation

National Orientation is the only time in the fellowship year when all QVS Fellows and staff participate in a single event. Our time together embodies many of the aspirations we have for the rest of the program year: We build relationships through vulnerability, “try...

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Recapping Our 2nd Annual QVS Supporters’ Briefing

Recapping Our 2nd Annual QVS Supporters’ Briefing

On June 17, 2021, QVS hosted our 2nd Annual Supporters' Briefing. We held our first ever Supporters' Briefing in summer 2020 to offer Friends an inside look into programmatic and financial shifts due to COVID-19. This year, in addition to a report and recap from the...

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Stories of Service: QVS Alumni Panel Recording

Stories of Service: QVS Alumni Panel Recording

The Philadelphia QVS Local Support Committee hosted a special QVS Alumni Panel, which featured four young adults who served in QVS and currently live and work in the Philadelphia area. Panelists shared about the transformational experience of QVS, and how they are engaged in spiritually-grounded service and community today.

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