ARE Programming

See the Adult Religious Education links to the right to learn about the resources we offer.

Upcoming Events
Early 2022

Hope and Witness in Dangerous Times 

On Sunday, February 13, Quaker author J. Brent Bill joined us on Zoom for a virtual presentation and discussion of his book, Hope and Witness in Dangerous Times: Lessons from the Quakers on Blending Faith, Daily Life, and Activism (Quaker Quicks, 2021). 

To listen to a recording of J. Brent Bill’s talk, click the button below. You will need to enter this passcode: FgTAc&6#

Three Adult Religious Education (ARE) worship-sharing groups (about 30 of us) have been gathering since November to discuss the book. We look forward to asking him questions about how we can apply these lessons in our lives here locally. If you have questions for Brent, please send them to the ARE Committee by Sunday, February 6.  A Zoom link will be sent to the Meeting listserv the day before the presentation.  All are welcome; you don’t have to be in a worship-sharing group to attend.

J. Brent Bill is a writer, photographer, retreat leader, and Quaker minister. He’s written and co-written many books, including Holy Silence: The Gift of Quaker Spirituality, Sacred Compass: The Way of Spiritual Discernment, and Life Lessons from a Bad Quaker. Brent is a member of Spirituality and Practice’s “Living Spiritual Teachers Project.”

Brent graduated from Wilmington College and from Earlham School of Religion, where he met Florence Yaffe, his classmate. He has served as a local meeting pastor, staff person for Western Yearly Meeting and Friends General Conference, an adjunct faculty member at Earlham School of Religion, and a go-cart track operator. 

Brent lives on Ploughshares Farm, which is 40 acres of Indiana farmland that is being reclaimed for native hardwood forests and warm season prairie grasses.