Faith in Lancaster

Local interfaith group promoting harmony through diversity

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AGM 2017

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Faith in Lancaster Annual General Meeting – Tuesday 4th July, 7.00 pm – 9.00 pm, in the William Stout Room, Quaker Meeting House, Lancaster.

(Please click on the poster image above for a full size pdf file to download)

There will of course be the usual, but very important business of an AGM – reports from the Chair on FiL activities over the past 12 months, the Treasurer’s report and a summary of Faithshares held, plus the important election (or re-election) of officers (Chair, Treasurer and Secretary) and other members of the FiL committee. Please do consider standing as a committee member and helping Faith in Lancaster develop and grow in vibrancy and as a useful contributor to our local community.

There will also be a short presentation by Gail Capstick and the Transition Approaches to Death and Dying group from Transition City Lancaster on the choices we face in arranging for a funeral and how environmentally-friendly these different choices are.

Additionally we shall be holding an exhibition of art from the work of local artist Hilary Devereux, who will also be singing some devotional music, accompanying herself on her harmonium.

We are hoping we may also have some music by performers from other faith traditions. As always, of course, there will be light refreshments to enjoy during informal social time too!

Our next Faithshare will be on

Monday 12th June

Starting at 7.30 p.m

In Room 1, Quaker Meeting House, Lancaster, LA1 1TX

Our theme for this Faithshare is:

“Exploring Faith Through Reading (and Writing?) Novels, Poetry and Plays”

Janet Reeves, whose reflections on reading and writing fiction inspired this theme has suggested these thoughts about the theme

“When reading novels, plays or poetry we engage intimately with the author’s thoughts. Through the scenarios and characters created we share the writer’s exploration into the deep experiences and ultimate concerns of life. They may affirm our own Faith; challenge it; or introduce us to different Faiths and ways of making sense of the world in which we live. Please, join us, as we share works of literature which have led us to a deeper enjoyment and understanding of the mysteries of life and influenced our faith.”

As always, you may wish to share a short reading of a poem or passage from a piece of fictional writing that has affected your faith in some way; or simply reflect upon literature that has done so. No one is expected to `prepare’ something to `present’ or to speak; and you may prefer to share silently the exploration and celebration of the theme from the perspectives of our different faiths in a respectful, safe and friendly environment.