Friendly Friday: A reading and discussion of the Journal of George Fox.

 Registration is closed for this event
Everyone is welcome to participate. Sessions will be held via Zoom, and will typically last approximately an hour or a little longer. The first set of sessions will be of particular interest to anyone seeking an understanding of the spiritual experiences, epiphanies and testimonies as related in the Journal of George Fox. These came to form the foundational principles of the Religious Society of Friends. Although the Journal of George Fox has served for centuries as the creation account of the Quakers, it is relatively little read among contemporary Friends. Many find the book difficult and lengthy. It is nonetheless richly rewarding and a surprisingly inspiring and relevant to contemporary seekers. This is especially so for the first 40 to 50 pages. These include the context and content of all of George Fox’s foundational “openings” and formative experiences through childhood, adolescence and early adulthood. It will be our objective to read and discuss this portion of the Journal. The readings and discussion will be facilitated by CFHA Co-Chair Gord Thompson. The text of the Journal has been broken into short manageable readings for willing participants to read aloud. Experience has shown that short readings followed by discussion, questions and comments allow a thorough unpacking of the text. Our aim is to foster a personal tone of sharing which facilitates individual and collective understanding. It is anticipated that 5 or 6 sessions will see us through the essential first chapters. These will be scheduled for every other Friday following October 02, through to early December. Ideally most participants will be able to take part in all sessions, but even occasional participants will find the experience worthwhile.

Everyone is welcome to participate.  Sessions will be held via Zoom, and will typically last approximately an hour or a little longer.
The first set of sessions will be of particular interest to anyone seeking an understanding of the spiritual experiences, epiphanies and testimonies as related in the Journal of George Fox. These  came to form the foundational principles of the Religious Society of Friends. 

Although the Journal of George Fox has served for centuries as the creation account of the Quakers, it is relatively little read among contemporary Friends. Many find the book difficult and lengthy. It is nonetheless richly rewarding and a surprisingly inspiring and relevant to contemporary seekers. This is especially so for the first 40 to 50 pages. These include the context and content of all of George Fox’s foundational “openings” and formative experiences through childhood, adolescence and early adulthood. It will be our objective to read and discuss this portion of the Journal.

The readings and discussion will be facilitated by CFHA Co-Chair Gord Thompson. The text of the Journal has been broken into short manageable readings for willing participants to read aloud. Experience has shown that short readings followed by discussion, questions and comments allow a thorough unpacking of the text. Our aim is to foster a personal tone of sharing which facilitates individual and collective understanding. It is anticipated that 5 or 6 sessions will see us through the essential first chapters. These will be scheduled for every other Friday following October 02, through to early December. Ideally most participants will be able to take part in all sessions, but even occasional participants will find the experience worthwhile.

When
October 2nd, 2020 1:30 PM to  2:30 PM
Location
Online
Canada