World Quaker Day - FWCC

2 October 2016

Friends World Committee for Consultation...

. . . invites every Quaker meeting and church from around the world to celebrate World Quaker Day (WQD) on October 2, 2016. The theme, Inspired by Faith - Witnessing Together in the World, focuses on FWCC's mission of Connecting Friends, Crossing Cultures and Changing Lives.

In planning for World Quaker Day, consider how the theme will influence what you do on the day. Perhaps it prompts a person or persons to speak on how their lives have been transformed by faith. Perhaps there is opportunity for children to lead the meeting or church in an activity or conduct a multi-generational activity relating to Quaker witness in the world. The theme may open us to consider how we are part of a world family of Friends and the encouragement this gives us in putting our faith into action.

As you plan, consider whether what you are creating might be helpful to other Friends in different parts of the world. If you are putting together some resources, why not share them with FWCC so that we can include them on this website? To do so, simply email us.

Whatever you do as a worshiping community, we hope you will share this with others through FWCC. It can be very simple — a description, a poem, a short video from a mobile phone, a few photos — we will post them on this web site so that you can see what other churches and meetings were doing on the same day. There are three ways to let us know about your activities: Email items to us, post them to the FWCC World Office Facebook page, or Twitter, hashtag #wqd for posting to the website.

Consider taking an offering or collection to support FWCC’s ongoing work. All contributions that are sent to your Section office marked WQD, will be shared between the Section and the World Office.

Resources are available on this website. You can finds links to this website and to all Sections through the World Office website. You can also find us on the World Quaker Day Facebook page or Twitter at #wqd.

As the sun rises in each area of the world, we want to remember that Quakers are worshiping through every time zone, celebrating our deep connections across cultures and Quaker traditions. We are united in love and can accompany each other on this special day that draws us together. As we worship, let us hold each other in prayer and thanksgiving, and let our hymns of praise resound across the world.

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