It is the tradition of the Conference that women write a 1-2 page paper related to the conference theme, prior to attending the conference.  As an alternative to a written reflection, participants may offer a visual response that can be electronically transmitted.
Reflections
These papers will be compiled and placed on the website so that we can get to know one another before arriving at Canby Grove.

Please note:  The papers are not meant to be a research paper or an exhaustive treatment of the theme, but a prayerful reflection for you.

Papers are required to complete your registration.

DUE DATE: May 1, 2018.

Quote for Reflection:                  Statement of 1656, from The Works of George Fox (1831)
Be patterns, be examples in all countries, places, islands, nations wherever you come; that your carriage and life may preach among all sorts of people, and to them; then you will come to walk cheerfully over the world, answering that of God in everyone; whereby in them you may be a blessing, and make the witness of God in them to bless you.          

Here are some comments/queries to help start the writing process. Feel free to use them if you find them helpful. They are only intended as prompts.
 
For our theme, we edited the original George Fox quote to say “every one” instead of “everyone.” This calls us to pay attention as we interact with individuals and recognize that of God in each person. 
 
What does “that of God” mean to you?
 
What helps you to recognize that of God in individuals? In what ways have you responded to recognizing the light in others?
 
What names or images do you find meaningful in your experience of God?
 
How does your experience of abiding with the Spirit or abiding in the light enable you to answer that of God in every one?
 
How do you see yourself as a pattern or example? Of what? To whom?

Submitting Papers

Papers can only be viewed within the secured part of this website.  You must have a Username and Password  to submit and look at papers.

If you are registered for the conference and need a Username and Password to view the  papers, contact Cathy Thomas, webkeeper.