Nurturing Faithfulness (NF), a nine-month faith and leadership program, is a collaboration between New England Yearly Meeting, Woolman Hill, Beacon Hill Friends House, Hilary Burgin and Marcelle Martin.
You can find out more about the program here.
Questions? Contact nurturingfaithfulness @ neym.org.
Nurturing Faithfulness is a multi-generational faith and leadership program designed to help Friends explore ways to meet God more deeply, hone methods of discernment, reach for fuller faithfulness, and ultimately bring these gifts and strengthened abilities home to their local meetings and beyond.
Dates of Residencies:
September 22-26, 2022 (Thursday through Monday), at Woolman Hill Retreat Center
January 20-22, 2023 (to be held on-line)
May 18-22, 2023 (Thursday through Monday), at Woolman Hill Retreat Center
The core teachers for Nurturing Faithfulness are Marcelle Martin and Hilary Burgin. In addition, LVM Shelton, Janet Hough and Anne Pomeroy will serve as elders to hold the program in prayer, provide support and feedback during the residencies, and serve as one-on-one mentors for participants between residencies. Other seasoned Friends will serve as guest teachers. (More about the teaching team is available at this link.)
TESTING THE WATERS and MORE INFORMATION
There are several upcoming opportunities to get a taste of what the course will be like. Engaging in one of these programs (or an equivalent experience) is recommended as a prerequisite for the longer course.
Other opportunities to learn more
To get a sense of the program, you can watch these informational videos:
a glimpse of the Nurturing Faithfulness program; and
interviews with those who participated in the first offering (Nurturing Worship, Faith and Faithfulness).
QUAKER PRACTICE OF SURRENDERING SELF-WILL
Watch a Quaker Speak video with Marcelle Martin sharing some of what she has learned about the experience of early Friends and their concept of self-will.
Please contact nurturingfaithfulness @ neym.org.