Intervisitation Training Workshop, 4/13-15/2012, at Sandy Spring

Baltimore Yearly Meeting (BYM) of the
Religious Society of Friends

Intervisitation Committee

invites you to a workshop

A Ministry of Presence
Equipping Friends called to Visitation

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A Ministry of Presence (Sticky Post)

Welcome to the Baltimore Yearly Meeting Intervisitation Working Group’s page. Whether you are from another Yearly Meeting or from Baltimore Yearly Meeting, we hope you’ll find useful information here about our program and how to participate.

Our Mission Statement:
The Intervisitation Program of Baltimore Yearly Meeting (BYM) seeks to nurture the beloved community of Friends by encouraging, preparing, and supporting those who travel among Friends, both inside and outside of BYM. Our experience has shown the power of visiting in order to care for relationships within and among Yearly Meetings, especially where they are fragile, as well as to enjoy the richer, more abundant life available in the wide family of Friends. Through a simple “ministry of presence” we hope to be spiritually and prayerfully present, to listen deeply with love and without judgment, to be tender with another, not to bring our own agendas, and to get to know each other in that which is eternal. Visits will be in all directions, and involve both offering and receiving hospitality.

Here are some resources. Please note some of these are from our old site, which we will integrate into this WordPress site as we are able:

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Intervisitation Training Workshop, 3/27/2011, at Langley Hill

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Open workshop about BYM’s traveling ministry within Friends United Meeting:

  • Thinking about traveling or hosting a visiting Friend?
  • Serving on a clearness or support committee for a traveler?
  • Just want to know where all the money is going?

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Interchange – Fall 2010

Going on Faith with Intervisitation

Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.

Isaiah 43:19 (KJV)

The Intervisitation Committee did a new thing this summer. Eight delegates attended the first-ever United Society of Friends Women International (USFWI) conference held outside the United States in Mombasa, Kenya. The Isaiah passage was the theme of the conference and continued as our theme through the rest of our trip. More Quakers live in Kenya than anywhere else in the world. We worshipped together (both programmed and waiting worship), broke bread (and drank lots of Kenyan tea, of course!), befriended, and served Friends from 15 yearly meetings in Kenya and one Ugandan yearly meeting. This expanded our Intervisitation program into East Africa.

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