We invite Quakers to join together in worship each Sunday evening from 13th October until Thursday 31st October at 8pm GMT, the current date the United Kingdom is due to leave the European Union.
Quakers across Europe are holding joint meetings for worship in the run-up to the expected date of the UK’s departure from the European Union. The Quaker Council for European Affairs (QCEA), Woodbrooke and EMES are inviting all Friends to join, as individuals or Meetings.
Brexit, and similar trends elsewhere will affect us all. Different parts of Ireland and Britain are facing polarisation and division.
These Meetings for Worship will be a space where we can come together in the Quaker practice of silent waiting and listening. An elder will ensure the space is held in the manner of Friends.
To join us, please go to https://woodbrooke.adobeconnect.com/quiet-room/
How does it work?
We use Adobe Connect to hold our meetings. You do not need to download anything, just follow a link. Occasionally, you will be given the option to download a small application to improve your connectivity, although this is recommended, it is by no means necessary. Once you are in the room you will be given the option of using your webcam and microphone. There will be a chat box for you to type messages to the meeting and offer ministry.
How do I get the best out of my experience of online worship?
We have found that worshippers feel more connected when they can see and hear each other. Therefore we welcome you to turn on your webcam. We’d also ask that you share in the chat box where in the world you are joining us from.
All worshippers have audio rights so that they can speak at any time. Please be aware that this can cause some problems, but if we are all mindful of background noises this will help to mitigate most distractions. Of course, individual worshippers can choose to turn off their audio if they so wish.
You may wish to ensure that your microphone and speakers/headphones are turned on before you centre down.
The worship will last around 30 mins. As well as spoken ministry, you will be able to minister via the chat box in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen.
When the meeting is over, you will see an image of two people shaking hands.
Will loading the online meeting room mean I appear on camera?
Not necessarily, you have the option to leave your webcam turned off.
Do I need an Adobe Connect account to participate in the online meeting?
No, you can join us for online worship without creating an account. You will just need to follow the link above at the appropriate time.
Sunday 13th October 8pm GMT, lasting 30 minutes
Sunday 20th October 8pm GMT, lasting 30 minutes
Sunday 27th October 8pm GMT, lasting 30 minutes
Thursday 31st October 8pm GMT, lasting 1 hour