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2. Reading 'Quaker faith & practice' - Spring/Summer 2016 Cat No.Q2
About pathways

Pathways, steps and options

As you scroll down a pathway page, you will see that each pathway is made up of a number of linked steps designed to help you progress in your learning about the topic, with several options for learning activities at each step. Some options will be more suited to adults working alone, some to children or young people, and some for all ages together.

It is up to you whether you follow the steps or use the materials as you feel led, and you can always choose to do more than one learning activity from a particular step.

When you click on an option from the list it will expand and show you all the resources that are part of that option or needed for that session. Click again on the option title to close it.

There are four main types of resources:

  • text based resources: click 'view' to preview these in the 'BFT viewer' (which will open in a new tab) or 'download' them as pdfs. If you are using a screen reader you will need to download any pdf file and then open it to read it.
  • links to material on other websites: clicking 'view' will usually take you direct to that online material (opening in a new tab) but occasionally you will come to a BFT information page which has further instructions, for example 'Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click 'Cosmic Walk'.'
  • video resources: clicking 'view' will either take you to an embedded video player within Being Friends Together (which you can enlarge to full screen) or to the relevant page on another website where you will need to click on the video title, depending what kind of website is hosting the video.
  • audio resources: click 'download' to download the mp3 file to your computer.

Catalogue numbers

Each pathway, option and individual resource in Being Friends Together has its own unique catalogue number, displayed in the top right corner of the screen (and included in option titles). A quick way to find something that you have used before or following a recommendation from a friend is to search for it using its catalogue number: click on 'Catalogue Number Search' at the very top of the screen on any page of Being Friends Together, then type the catalogue number for the pathway, option or individual resource that you are looking for into the search box.

 

Reading Quaker faith & practice invites us to explore Quaker faith & practice through a programme of monthly reading and reflection sessions. We hope to discover together how our book of discipline can speak to our condition and deepen our spiritual lives.

Each month from October 2015 to April 2017 Reading Quaker faith & practice will offer group session guidance relating to a particular chapter or chapters, with options for longer or shorter sessions, and different response activities to allow for a variety of learning styles and preferences, or self-study materials for those working through the programme as individuals.

This second pathway runs from March to August 2016.


For the first pathway, Autumn/Winter 2015/16, just search for Catalogue Number Q1

For the third pathway, Autumn/Winter 2016/17,search for Catalogue Number Q3

For the fourth pathway, Spring 2017,search for Catalogue Number Q4



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2. Reading 'Quaker faith & practice' - Spring/Summer 2016
2. Reading 'Quaker faith & practice' - Spring/Summer 2016
Introduction
Free

An introduction and calendar for the Reading Quaker faith & practice programme

2. Reading 'Quaker faith & practice' - Spring/Summer 2016
Session 6: Belonging & Membership (Chapters 10&11) - March 2016
Free

Chapter 10 considers what is means to belong to a Quaker meeting, including being in community, conflict within the meeting and our individual commitment as Friends, and Chapter 11 covers the meaning, principles and processes of Quaker membership.

A group session focusing on Chapters 10 & 11 and the themes of Belonging to a Quaker Meeting and Membership, for up to 15 people, with options for longer or shorter sessions, and different response activities to allow for a variety of learning styles and preferences

 Session 6: Belonging & Membership (Chapters 10 & 11) - Group session planViewDownload
 Activity Sheet 1ViewDownload
 Activity Sheet 2ViewDownload

Self-study activities focusing on Chapters 10 & 11 and the themes of Belonging to a Quaker Meeting and Membership, with different response activities to allow for a variety of learning styles and preferences

 Session 6: Belonging & Membership (Chapters 10 & 11) - Self-study guidanceViewDownload
 Activity Sheet 1ViewDownload
 Activity Sheet 2ViewDownload
 Contemplative gaze practice guidanceViewDownload
2. Reading 'Quaker faith & practice' - Spring/Summer 2016
Session 7: Caring for One Another & Quaker Funerals (Chapters 12&17) - April 2016
Free

Chapter 12 explores how we care for one another in our Quaker meetings including eldership, oversight and small group processes, and Chapter 17 covers Quaker approaches to holding funerals and memorial meetings.

A group session focusing on Chapters 12 and 17 and the themes of Caring for One Another and Quaker Funerals and Memorial Meetings for up to 15 people, with options for longer or shorter sessions, and different response activities to allow for a variety of learning styles and preferences

 Session 7: Caring for One Another & Quaker Funerals (Chapters 12 & 17) - Group session planViewDownload
 Activity Sheet 1ViewDownload
 Activity Sheet 2ViewDownload
 Activity Sheet 3ViewDownload
 Activity Sheet 4ViewDownload

Self-study activities focusing on Chapters 12 and 17 and the themes of Caring for One Another and Quaker Funerals and Memorial Meetings, with different response activities to allow for a variety of learning styles and preferences

 Session 7: Caring for One Another & Quaker Funerals (Chapters 12 & 17) - Self-study guidanceViewDownload
 Activity Sheet 2ViewDownload
 Activity Sheet 3ViewDownload
 Activity Sheet 4ViewDownload
2. Reading 'Quaker faith & practice' - Spring/Summer 2016
Session 8: Quaker Marriage Procedure & Close Relationships (Chapters 16 & 22) - May 2016
Free

Chapter 16 looks at the meaning of marriage, together with Quaker marriage procedures, and Chapter 22 explores aspects of close relationships, including: friendship, sexuality, living with others or alone, committed relationships and marriage, parents and children, ending relationships and bereavement.

A group session focusing on Chapters 16 & 22 and the themes of Quaker Marriage Procedure and Close Relationships for up to 15 people, with options for longer or shorter sessions, and different response activities to allow for a variety of learning styles and preferences

 Session 8: Quaker Marriage Procedure & Close Relationships (Chapters 16&22) - Group session planViewDownload
 Activity Sheet 1ViewDownload
 Activity Sheet 2ViewDownload
 Activity Sheet 3ViewDownload

Self-study activities focusing on Chapters 16 & 22 and the themes of Quaker Marriage Procedure and Close Relationships, with different response activities to allow for a variety of learning styles and preferences

 Session 8: Quaker Marriage Procedure & Close Relationships (Chapters 16&22) - Self-study guidanceViewDownload
 Activity Sheet 2ViewDownload
2. Reading 'Quaker faith & practice' - Spring/Summer 2016
Session 9: Varieties of Religious Service & Living Faithfully Today (Chapters 13&20) - June 2016
Free

Chapter 13 explores varieties of religious service, including the Quaker understanding of ‘concern’, travelling in the ministry, and being a warden, librarian, treasurer or chaplain, and Chapter 20 asks what it means to live faithfully today, reflecting on the source of our strength, prayer, and our understanding of testimony, as well as the specific areas of simplicity, equality, integrity and conflict.

A group session focusing on Chapters 13 and 20 and the themes of Religious Service and Living Faithfully Today for up to 15 people, with options for longer or shorter sessions, and different response activities to allow for a variety of learning styles and preferences

 Session 9: Religious Service & Living Faithfully (Chapters 13&20) - Group session planViewDownload
 Activity Sheet 1ViewDownload
 Activity Sheet 2ViewDownload
 Activity Sheet 3ViewDownload

Self-study activities focusing on Chapters 13 and 20 and the themes of Religious Service and Living Faithfully Today, with different response activities to allow for a variety of learning styles and preferences 

 Session 9: Religious Service & Living Faithfully (Chapters 13&20) - Self-study guidanceViewDownload
 Activity Sheet 2ViewDownload
2. Reading 'Quaker faith & practice' - Spring/Summer 2016
Session 10: Reflections (Chapter 26) - July 2016
Free

Chapter 26 explores Friends’ experiences and understandings of God, including our ways of seeking and perceiving truth, and how we relate to the Light that shines for all, both embodied in Jesus and universally available.

A group session focusing on Chapter 26 and the theme of Reflections for up to 15 people, with options for longer or shorter sessions, and different response activities to allow for a variety of learning styles and preferences

 Session 10: Reflections (Chapter 26) - Group session planViewDownload
 Activity Sheet 1ViewDownload
 Activity Sheet 2ViewDownload

Self-study activities focusing on Chapter 26 and the theme of Reflections, with different response activities to allow for a variety of learning styles and preferences

 Session 10: Reflections (Chapter 26) - Self-study guidanceViewDownload
2. Reading 'Quaker faith & practice' - Spring/Summer 2016
Session 11: Meeting for Sufferings & Trusteeship (Chapters 7&15) - August 2016
Free

Chapter 7 explores the history, functions and constitution of Meeting for Sufferings, and Chapter 15 considers aspects of Quaker Trusteeship, including the relationship with stewardship, Trustees’ overall responsibility, charitable registration and Trustees’ responsibility for the employment of staff.

A group session focusing on Chapters 7 and 15 and the themes of Meeting for Sufferings and Trusteeship for up to 15 people, with options for longer or shorter sessions, and different response activities to allow for a variety of learning styles and preferences

 Session 11: Meeting for Sufferings & Trusteeship (Chapters 7&15) - Group session planViewDownload
 Activity Sheet 1ViewDownload
 Activity Sheet 2ViewDownload

Self-study activities focusing on Chapters 7 and 15 and the themes of Meeting for Sufferings and Trusteeship, with different response activities to allow for a variety of learning styles and preferences

 Session 11: Meeting for Sufferings & Trusteeship (Chapters 7&15) - Self-study guidanceViewDownload
 Activity Sheet 1ViewDownload