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Eugene Gathering 09.28.2019

  • Eugene Friends Church 3495 West 18th Avenue Eugene, OR, 97402 United States (map)

Come join us on September 28th at Eugene Friends Church for a day’s worth of activities - worship, music, learning experiences, meals, and even fun.

9:00 – 10:00 am Committee meetings
10:00 – 11:00 am  Worship
11:00 – 12:00 pm  Worship through Business
12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 – 1:45 pm  Activity 
2:00 – 3:45 pm Worship through Business
4:00 – 5:00 pm Workshops (descriptions at the bottom of this page)

  • Creating Right Relationships with Indigenous Peoples

  • Water, Climate Change, and Public Health: Our Work with the Maasai

  • Sharing Stories that Change Lives: A Short History of Quaker Publishing and a Vision for the Future of Friends

5:00 pm Dinner

Child care will be provided beginning at 8:55 am and throughout the day except at meals and during the activity.

Vegan and gluten-free food will be available.

Please register soon by sending an email to

Please state in your email:

Your name and the names of whoever is coming with you. Are you bringing children? If so, how many and how old are they? Do you need a ride to Eugene? Or can you give someone else a ride? If so, from where? Will you need place to stay the night?

Eugene Friends Church: 3495 W. 18TH Ave, Eugene, OR

Workshop descriptions below:

Creating Right Relationships with Indigenous Peoples:  This workshop is a practical guide to creating right relationships with indigenous people on whose land we stand.  Ellany Cayce and Esther "Little Dove" John will give a little background and then we will look up participants' tribes that underlie their churches and talk about how to reach out to those tribes.

Water, Climate Change, and Public Health: Our Work with the Maasa: Friendly Water for the World has launched a major effort to assist Maasai people in central Tanzania ensure their own safe water, hygiene, and sanitation, even as they struggle with the impact of global climate change.  David Albert is the Board Chair of Friendly Water for the World, a Quaker-founded effort working with the most marginalized and disadvantaged people around the world to ensure clean water and improved health. He is a member of Olympia Friends Meeting.

Sharing Stories that Change Lives: A Short History of Quaker Publishing and a Vision for the Future of Friends: There are seeds of hope at the center of what it means to be a Friend. Robert Barclay wrote that “a divine, spiritual, and supernatural light is in all men.” Isaac Penington claimed that this seed was placed in each of us by God as a witness that might “spring up and remain” in us. Elizabeth Fry admitted that she didn’t understand “words of doctrine,” but “one thing I do know, – that Christ is in me ... that ever blessed power.” Stephen Grellet confessed that he was surprised to “find in me what I had so long sought for without me” – Jesus Christ, that “divine presence.” Everywhere I look in the world, I find evidence of these seeds of hope in the persistence (some might say obstinance) that has resulted in members of a nominal religious group having a huge impact on the shape of society. Quakers have actively engaged other Christians, other faiths, and the world. Quakers are faithful helpers, workers, leaders, evangelists, and visionaries. Quakers have sometimes succeeded and frequently failed. But they’ve always been committed. And hopeful. And faithful. The work of Barclay Press – as a Christian publisher in the Friends tradition – is to serve as a seed vault. To capture the essence of these seeds of hope, to preserve it in the words of Friends both present and past, and to share those words – in pamphlets, devotional readers, curriculum, trade books, e-books, and booklets. Eric Muhr is the publisher at Barclay Press. Since 1959, Barclay Press has served Friends through the publication of books, pamphlets, curriculum, and periodicals.

Earlier Event: May 24
Annual Sessions 05.24 - 05.26.2019