Friendly Mystic Gathering Deadline

Reminder: 2015 WCTS Gathering Registration Deadline May 1st

May 1st is the deadline for registration for the WCTS 2015 gatherings at the  The Conference Center at Quaker Hill in Richmond, Indiana. The plan was to have two gatherings,

1) “Touching God Together” (June 12-16 with Elaine Emily as a facilitator, followed by two days of extended worship) and

2) “Spiritual Sustenance: Supporting Early Steps on the Spiritual Path(June 19-21 to serve those who are new to a spiritual path).

“Spiritual Sustenance” Gathering Canceled

From a preliminary look at registrations, we regret to announce that due to low registration we will not be offering “Spiritual Sustenance.” Anyone who was interested will be welcome to attend “Touching God Together.” We can offer a buddy to help anyone new to a spiritual path.

“Touching God Together” Gathering Will Be Held

“Touching God Together” will be held as planned, the retreat led by Elaine Emily and the two days of extended worship following. If you want to come, please register right away. There are still openings, so Friends are encouraged to sign up before May 15th.

Building on the deep and joyful sharing we experienced in the first two gatherings; we invite Friends to join us in fellowship, worship and expectant waiting. The first two days will be a retreat led by Elaine Emily. This first part of our time together ends after lunch on Sunday.

The following two days we will respond to developing leadings that have arisen in the first two gatherings and those that arise among us during our time together. For those who choose to stay, this work will be grounded in worship and worship sharing. The retreat ends with lunch on Tuesday.

ACCOMODATIONS:  The Conference Center at Quaker Hill provides us an intimate space in a spiritual setting.

TO REGISTER: Complete the registration form and return it with your deposit (checks to WCTS) for the retreat to Michael Resman, 815 9th St SW, Rochester MN 55902 so he receives it by May 1st, 2015. Questions can be directed to Mike at

Scholarships: If needed, we request that you first ask your Meeting for support. WCTS scholarships are available, and donations for them is encouraged.

Allergies and Limitations: Please indicate any food allergies or mobility limitations on the registration form where indicated. Also indicate any special scheduling issues of arrival and departure. Participants are asked to use only fragrance-free personal products.

Cancellations: deposits are nonrefundable after May 15, 2015.

Mystics’ Open Mic: On Saturday evening, participants are invited to bring something to share – a poem, story, song, or interpretive dance for example. We suggest the following queries for you to consider as you prepare: Has a spiritual experience transformed your life? What have been your reflections on that experience? How does your spiritual life enter into your interpersonal relationships?

Art Fair: Participants who are willing to see their work, “cast upon the waters” are invited to bring published materials they have authored, music or art work for sale. A table will be provided with envelopes for sale on an honor system basis.