Quench

About Quench

“He satisfies those who are thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.”  –Psalm 107:9 (GNT)

You lead a busy life, and making time to nurture spiritual growth can be challenging, no matter your age or stage of life. As part of the Quench community, you are invited to meet once each month for an engaging, speaker-led seminar, and in the weeks that follow, choose how you will continue to learn at times and through experiences that are the best fit for you personally. An informal Takeaways meeting at the end of each month brings the whole group together again for some conversation about outcomes.

Quench is organized in “seasons.” Each season, about four months in length, focuses on a theme important to our faith and spirituality. Each month, we explore a different topic related to that theme. The deep well of refreshment that Quench offers is in its approach to learning through active, individually chosen experiences – at home, at church, or in the community. You may choose to participate in one, some, or all of these as an individual, with other Quenchers, or with friends not associated with the church. A workbook helps you keep track of all the opportunities and details.

The current theme and topics for study are included on the season schedule below.

What kinds of “experiences” are suggested? They will change with the topics, but they might include these kinds of activities:

  • Attending a Wednesday 20 Minutes for God midday service
  • Taking a mindful walk outdoors
  • Attending a community event
  • Making something with your hands
  • Reading a book related to the study topic

If you join a Quench group for a month or a season, we ask that you attend both the first group meeting of the month (Saturday 10:30 a.m. – noon) and the informal wrap-up meeting about two weeks later following 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship. We also ask that you commit to following through on one or more of the activities and to using the workbook.

 

Staying Connected

There are many ways a Quench group can stay in touch throughout the season:

  • Face time at Roberts Park is always a good option!
  • An online email group is available just for Quenchers. In addition to receiving information and updates, you can use this contact point to reach out to others to arrange meetups or chat about Quench topics.
  • If you don’t use electronic media, you can opt for a phone buddy who will contact you with Quench news.

 

Contact the church office at rpoffice@robertsparkumc.org with questions.

 

 

Fall 2018 Schedule

 

Spiritual Practice: Sabbath

Saturday, August 11    10:30 a.m.–noon
Introduction to the Practice: Rev. Dr. Andrew Scan­lan-Holmes
Roberts Park Fellowship Hall

Sunday, August 26   11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Takeaways Meeting
Roberts Park Library

 

Spiritual Practice: Lectio Divina & Contempla­tive Prayer

Saturday, September 8    10:30 a.m.–noon
Introduction to the Practice: Betty Brandt, Director of Spiritual Life Center, St. Luke’s United Methodist Church; and Judy
Homer, Spiritual Director
Roberts Park Fellowship Hall

Sunday, September 23   11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Takeaways Meeting
Roberts Park Library

 

Spiritual Practice: Sacred Spaces

Saturday, October 6   10:30 a.m.–noon
Introduction to the Practice: Rev. Dr. Andrew Scanlan-Holmes
Roberts Park Fellowship Hall

Sunday, October 21   11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Takeaways Meeting
Roberts Park Library

 

Spiritual Practice: Art & Creativity

Saturday, November 10  10:30 a.m.–noon
Introduction to the Practice:  Rev. Dr. Car­olyn Scanlan-Holmes
Roberts Park Fellowship Hall

Sunday, November 25
Takeaways: Hanging of the Greens
Roberts Park Library