January VBFM Retreat:
Exploring Friends Understanding and Use of Discernment
Virginia Beach Friends Meeting held its annual retreat last weekend, January 20th and 21st. Deborah Shaw from Guilford College guided us through enlightening exercises around deep listening, the clearness committee process, and aspects of vocal ministry. Several people not familiar with the Meeting attended the retreat and followed up with attendance at Meeting for Worship on the following First Day. The retreat was well attended and as always, the potluck lunch was superb.