From Liz Dykes, SAYMA Administrative Assistant:
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Palmetto Friends Gathering 2016
“Racism and White Privilege: What will Friends Do Now?”
|4:00 – 6:30||Arrival/Registration/Check in, welcoming, and games|
|6:30 – 7:30||Dinner|
|7:30||Bookstore opening/ games|
|8:00 – 9:00||A Video conference with Lucy Duncan of AFSC. Lucy will talk with us about racism and white privilege, and about the things AFSC and Philadelphia yearly meeting are doing. We will also talk about opportunities local congregations have to engage with AFSC in their efforts in racism and white privilege and other issues.|
|9:15 – 9:30||Closing activity|
|7:00 – 8:00||Meeting for Worship|
|8:00 – 9:30||Breakfast|
|9:00 – 9:30||Bookstore Opening/Free Time|
|9:30 – 11:30||
Gathering activity, re-introduction of our theme, (with explanation and breakdown of weekend activities), exercise
|11: 30 – 12:30||Break / Bookstore open|
|12:00 – 1:00||Lunch|
|1:00 – 3:00||Film and Discussion (small groups)|
|3:00 – 4:00||Large Group Discussion and Planning Session|
|4:00 – 4:15||Closing Activities|
|4:15 – 4:30||Break|
|4:30 – 6:00||Meeting for Business/State of Meeting Report 2017 Planning|
|6:00 – 7:30||Dinner|
|7:30 – 8:00||Youth Report|
|8:00 –||Singing, Snacks, Etc.|
|8:00 – 9:00||Breakfast|
|9:00 – 10:00||Clean Meetinghouse, Last Call = Quaker books, etc.|
|10:00 – 11:00||Meeting for Worship with Columbia Friends|
|11:00 – 11:30||
Coffee, Tea, Snacks, Conversation with Columbia Friends, Goodbyes
The film "Cracking the Codes" will be presented at the 2016 Palmetto Friends Gathering,
followed by a discussion led by Diane Butler.
Images from the Palmetto Friends Gathering for 2015
Palmetto Friends Gathering is a fellowship of Quaker meetings in South Carolina that follows the unprogrammed manner of worship. The meetings include Aiken Worship Group, Charleston Monthly Meeting, Columbia Monthly Meeting, Five Rivers Monthly Meeting, and Greenville Monthly Meeting. Unprogrammed meetings traditionally meet in silence until someone in the group rises to speak, usually for a short message. After a period of about an hour, the clerk of the meeting closes the silent worship by welcoming everyone. People then greet each other, announcements are made, and people visit, return home, or continue with subsequent planned activities.
The Gathering meets annually each Spring for a weekend of worship, programs, and fellowship. The location of the gathering moves around the state from year to year.