Forums

A Forum is offered on most Sundays from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. from late August through late June. Forums are offered to enhance and deepen our spiritual lives. The Adult Religious Education Committee schedules Forums that offer a wide variety of topics as related to Quaker faith and practice, social issues, personal sharings, outside speakers, Chapel Hill Friends Meeting Committees, etc. (There is no Forum on the third Sunday of each month, which is the 9:00 a.m. Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business.)

August 2019

    August 25 - Summer Reflections

    Gather with us and share the learning and meaningful experiences that you’ve had over the past few months - events, life reflections, travels, readings, etc. Led by members of the A.R.E. Committee.

September 2019

    September 1 - Labor Today

    Tom McQuiston will share information about the recent changes and current issues in the Labor movement.

    September 8 - Justice United

    Join Justice United lead organizer Devin Ross to learn how religious and secular leaders across Orange County are organizing to strengthen their communities and to make change on their top concerns. This forum will include a discussion of Justice United's key organizing universals, recent successes, and how Friends can use this organization as a vehicle to advance the Meeting's mission and values.

    September 15 - No Forum

    Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business at 9:00 a.m

    September 22 - The Book of Revelation

    Wes Daniels, Director of Friends Center at Guilford. He will discuss his new book Resisting Empire: The Book of Revelation that outlines a different reading of Revelation for today. Besides discussing some of the background and key ideas of the biblical text, we will cover four tools the book of Revelation sought to guide the early Christian communities to resist empire and be faithful to the Lamb that was slain.

    September 29 - Earth in Crisis

    How to Respond? We are in a state of climate breakdown, with floods, droughts, wildfires, food shortages, and much more. We will explore how to adapt to the serious threat the climate crisis poses to the earth and our existence. Led by Hart Pillow, Dirk Kelder and Betsy Downing, members of the local Citizens Climate Collaborative group.