Broken Vessels Quaker Ministries is the outgrowth of a leading by Deborah Fisch and Lloyd Lee Wilson to undertake a joint teaching ministry designed to help individual Friends become more deeply rooted in the Quaker faith tradition, especially as it has been expressed among Conservative Friends. The first venture in that joint teaching ministry was Deeper Roots: a series of four long weekends over an 18-month period to explore together in four foundational areas of the tradition: personal and corporate spiritual disciplines, historical gratefulness, scriptural literacy, and authentic communities of faith.
The last Deeper Roots gathering ended on 10/14/2018. Feedback from the participants has been positive and encouraging. Deborah and Lloyd Lee have entered into an indefinite period of contemplation and discernment. Having completed our first “action” – the Deeper Roots program – it is now time to reflect on what we did and what was accomplished, what things we now understand differently than we did two years ago, and what could be productively changed and improved. On the basis of this time of contemplation and reflection we will discern whether/when/where to undertake another Deeper Roots program, or some other active ministry.
Lloyd Lee anticipates that he will continue to use the blog on this web site to post musings on the four foundational areas during this time of reflection and discernment. Contact us directly through this web page to receive information about future Broken Vessels Quaker Ministries offerings directly via email.