MIDWEEK July 1, 2020: Cai Quirk | Opening to Transformation
Quakers have a history of holding worship on First Day (Sunday) and Midweek (Wednesday).
Here at the Friends House, we are interested in experimenting with what midweek worship might look like. So we came up with MIDWEEK, a one-hour facilitated spiritual practice and reflection with a Quaker flavor on Wednesday evenings on Zoom. (From 7:30 – 8:30 PM, ET)
This event is free and open to the public. Invite your communities!
Many early Quakers saw Meeting for Worship and daily spiritual practice as crucibles for transformation, a place to open to the divine and be willing to be changed, not by our own minds and thoughts, but by something deeper/greater than ourselves. Through guided meditation, queries, and small groups, we will explore together this openness and willingness for transformative change.
Cai Quirk (they or ey/em) of Ithaca Monthly Meeting is a lifelong Quaker with passions for Witness, personal discernment, and diverse methods of spiritual deepening. With a gender that transcends binaries, Cai is practiced at deeply questioning societal expectations and norms and in shifting towards roots of individual and group integrity. Spiritual deepening, Witness, and integrity are expanded in Cai’s music and photography practices. Eir photography series Transcendence connects themes of spirituality, mythology, and gender diversity as related to global and timeless patterns.
Check out Cai’s work at: caiquirk.com