We gathered in Old Chatham for our annual retreat. The building that we stay in, is an old mansion located by a pond and surrounded by woods. On Friday night, we met with old and new Friends. Later, we shared objects which had connectivity to our spiritual journeys.
On Saturday morning, more Friends joined us for worship sharing on queries; How did you come to Quakerism and why did you stay? What does it mean to be Quakers? We then broke up the silence with a rousing game of A Big Wind Blows. We shared on queries through a different structure, called Wagon Wheel. In this activity we formed a circle within a circle. Each person spoke for two minutes to the Friend opposite them about the quality of the life of our Meeting.