Emily and I had a blast this weekend up in Berkeley, a place we could easily imagine living. We went up for Quaker Heritage Day, a one-day conference held at Berkeley Friends Church (part of F.U.M) where we talked about the future of the Friends church. The main reason we went up was because Robin invited us, but it was really great to hear what Peggy Parsons and Marge Post Abbott had to say about their experiences in the Friends Church. The time I always enjoy most is in conversation with others, so dinner at Robin’s with fellow bloggers and people thinking about Convergent Quakerism was fantastic. I have a few new ideas that have sprung from our time there that will later be explored but for now what I can say is that it is great to meet new people and be challenged by new/different ideas. There were six bloggers among us: Robin, Peggy, Max, Chad, Emily and myself. Maybe this is just the beginning of a larger Quaker Blog-party!
Read on to see some pictures.
That last picture astounds both Emily and I, we saw this driving through Berkeley a very unlikely spot for something so Hillbilly-esque.