(Re)Discovering Joy in Worship

Saturday 18 May 2024
14:00-17:00 (UK time)

The word joy made up of fairy lights

Do you experience meeting for worship as a duty or a delight? Join us to explore different aspects of joy and (re)discover its place in our spiritual life.

Quakers’ traditional seriousness, and our concerns for the world, can make our meetings for worship feel sombre and even depressing at times. Yet it is a core Quaker belief that any one of us can have a direct encounter with the Spirit whenever we open ourselves to its living presence – something that might be expected to establish a deep well of joy in us.

In this session we will consider what holds us back from finding joy in worship and how we can develop habits which will make us more open to this deeply life-sustaining emotion. As a result, we may find ourselves, like the Quaker writer and mystic, Thomas Kelly, “singing inexpressibly sweet songs within ourselves” as we discover fresh ways to approach meeting for worship.

This course will involve:

DiscussionSpeakerWorkshopWritten and visualZoom Session

Accessibility info:

On the booking form, there is a chance for you to let us know about any accessibility or communication adjustments that will enable you to participate more fully in the course. Automated Zoom closed captions are available for all live sessions but if you feel you require more accurate closed captioning please email us directly in addition to booking.

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