Invitation to the Spring Gathering 2017

We are very happy to announce this year’s Spring Gathering!
It will happen from the 10.-17. 04. 2017 in Agroturystyka Gronostaj” in the village of Marszewiec, 40km from Poznan in Poland.

The theme of the Gathering is ‘Sustainability – living sustainably as individuals and as a community’.

We will explore this throughout the week through group sessions, smaller workshops, and community engagement.


We do not own the world and its riches, and they are not ours to take as we please. Throughout the week we will discuss how we can live by this, and how we can maintain the world for future generations to enjoy as we do.


We will also explore the minute produced at the FWCC World Conference 2016 in Peru which states that “Our faith as Quakers is inseparable from our care for the health of our planet Earth”.

We will use this as a basis to deepen our communal and individual understanding of sustainability and will explore the possibilities of sustainable living through learning from one another.
Spring Gathering will also include guest speakers, excursions, workshops and worship as well as lots of time for games, talking, reflection and chances to explore the beautiful area surrounding our venue.

The fee for participation is £110 or €130. This includes accommodation and food.

In line with our theme for the week, we ask for a contribution towards “Trees for Africa” in regards to the ecological cost of travelling. The contributions are as follows, and we ask participants to add this contribution onto the fee for the week:
Travel by train: £1/€1
Travel by car: £5/€5
Travel by flight: £8/€8

Information about how to pay will be sent to participants after registration.

Bursaries for fees and/or travel will be available, but before applying for a bursary, we would ask you to approach your local, monthly and yearly meeting for (partial) funding, if possible.
To apply for a bursary through EMEYF please contact the EMEYF Secretary via emeyf@qcea.org

Here is the downloadable version of the invitation.

Just fill in the form below (there are also informations about travel) and you will be a part 🙂

Please send any enquiries about Spring Gathering 2017 to springgathering (at) emeyf.org
We look forward to welcoming you at Spring Gathering 2017 in Poland!
Love and Peace,
Spring Gathering 2017 Planning Committee
Jenny (UK), Liam (UK), María (Spain), Miriam (UK) and Marius (Germany)

Spring Gathering 2017 registration form

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How to get there: You can get to Poznan via train or plane. From Poznan there is a train connection which brings you near to Marszewiec, but it is still some distance to walk. The owner of the venue offered to assist us with transportation so we might find a way to make this easier. We will provide further details on travelling by train later. There is also the possibility to take/share a taxi from Poznan.
What are your travel arrangments? At what time will you arrive in Marszewiec?
The fee for participation is £110 or €130. This includes accommodation and food. In line with our theme for the week, we ask for a contribution towards “Trees for Africa” in regards to the ecological cost of travelling. The contributions are as follows, and we ask participants to add this contribution onto the fee for the week: Travel by train: £1/€1 Travel by car: £5/€5 Travel by flight: £8/€8 Information about how to pay will be sent to participants after registration.
Bursaries for fees and/or travel will be available, but before applying for a bursary, we would ask you to approach your local, monthly and yearly meeting for (partial) funding, if possible. To apply for a bursary through EMEYF please contact the EMEYF Secretary via emeyf@qcea.org
Enquiries about Spring Gathering 2017: springgathering@emeyf.org
We look forward to welcoming you at Spring Gathering 2017 in Poland! Love and Peace, Spring Gathering 2017 Planning Committee Jenny (UK), Liam (UK), María (Spain), Miriam (UK) and Marius (Germany)

 

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