Tuesday, February 2, 2010

They came, they shared, they arose to act

A reflection meeting is a key moment in the cycle of activity for a cluster. The friends share their experiences, consult on what approaches have been effective, encourage each other, and plan for the upcoming expansion phase. This excerpt from a brief report of the most recent reflection meeting in Minneapolis, MN (A) conveys its joyful and energetic atmosphere. Perhaps most exciting is that the reflection meeting became a venue for a copious outpouring of pledges of specific service for the expansion phase.

Allah’u’Abha Friends,

On behalf of the Area Teaching Committee of Minneapolis we would like to thank you for such a wonderful Cluster Reflection Meeting. The energy in this room was amazing, and the commitments to intensify personal teaching efforts during the expansion phase were great! We had so many pledges that we started to run out of room on the board we were recording them on, which is SO exciting!

Not only do we have a new children’s class beginning, but we have several people in the community who have volunteered to reach out to people who have expressed interest in the Faith via the Seeker Response System. Several people committed to saying prayers during the expansion phase and holding additional devotional meetings for friends and neighbors.

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