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Great Waters
Pagan Friends Gathering
A Gathering for Pagan Quakers & Quaker Pagans

Memorial Day Weekend
May 25-28, 2007
Ann Arbor, MI

Are you a Quaker who
identifies as Pagan?

Are you a Pagan who
identifies as Quaker?

Come celebrate
a weekend of community!


Are you a Quaker who experiences the Divine primarily through Nature, the Earth and Her seasons, the Divine Feminine, the Goddess and the God, or other pre-Christian Deities?

Are you a Pagan who finds Quaker worship and Quaker testimonies – Peace, Simplicity, Equality, Integrity, and Stewardship/Earthcare – a central part of how you walk through your life?

Come to Great Waters.


Great Waters Pagan Friends Gathering
Great Waters is a weekend for Quaker Pagans and Pagan Quakers:
• Quakers, or those familiar with and in sympathy with Friends beliefs, testimonies, and worship,
• who experience That-Which-Is-Sacred primarily through Nature, the Earth and Her seasons, the Divine Feminine, the Goddess and the God, or other pre-Christian Deities (or who also identify as Pagan).
• Hosted by Huron Valley Pagan Friends Circle, and held in spiritual care by an international group of Quaker Pagans/Pagan Quakers.
• We will share worship, worship sharing, ritual, meals, games, workshops and interest groups, time outdoors, and a visit with the Friends (Quaker) Meeting whose space we are renting.

Gathering Site
• Our Gathering site is Ann Arbor Friends Meetinghouse in Ann Arbor, MI.
• The Meetinghouse is wheelchair-accessible.
• Although Ann Arbor Friends Meeting is not co-sponsoring this event, the Meeting holds the Gathering organizers and attenders in the Light with love. Huron Valley Pagan Friends Circle likewise holds Ann Arbor Friends Meeting in the Light with love.

Gathering Schedule
Gathering events are planned at the Meetinghouse as follows:
• 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Friday night, May 25
• 8:00 am – 9:00 pm Saturday, May 26
• 8:00 am – 9:00 pm Sunday, May 27.
• 8:00 am – 12:30 pm Monday, May 28
Please note that we will be sharing space with regularly-scheduled activities in the Ann Arbor Friends Meetinghouse throughout the weekend, but particularly on Sunday (First Day).

We encourage you to make your hotel or campsite reservations as soon as possible.
• Hotels: Please see for a listing of area hotels.
• Camping: For information on local RV and tent sites (KOA, private, and state park), please see Fees at local campsites range from $10-$25 per night.
• Home hospitality: Whether local Friends will be able to offer home hospitality is not clear yet. If you will not be able to attend the Gathering without home hospitality, please let us know on your registration form.

• Because the Meetinghouse does not have a licensed kitchen, and catering would increase Gathering costs, we will not provide meals.
• However, during times when no other group has reserved the kitchen, individuals may use the Meetinghouse kitchen downstairs to cook food they have brought. We will organize potlucks for lunch Saturday, and dinner Saturday and Sunday. For lunch on Sunday, we will join Ann Arbor Friends Meeting’s regular potluck.
• Dining out is also an option: the Meetinghouse is near downtown Ann Arbor, with its many restaurants.

• Registration must be postmarked by May 3, 2007.
• Registration must include payment in US funds in the form of a check or postal money order.
• Payment is non-refundable unless another person can fill your spot.
• If space is available, registrations postmarked after May 3 will be accepted with a $10 late fee.

• The Gathering fee is $45 for each person over the age of 5 years.
• This fee represents an estimate of the cost of the Gathering (renting the Meetinghouse and the expenses of organizing the event) divided by the expected number of participants.
• This fee does not include housing or food, which are not provided by the Gathering. Those who wish to share potluck meals should bring an additional $3 per meal; see “Food” for more information.

Financial Assistance
If you need financial assistance to attend, please apply to your home faith community – Monthly/Yearly Meeting, Circle, Coven, Grove, etc.

• By air: The nearest airport is Detroit Metro (DTW) (30 minutes away). Shuttles and taxis usually cost around $45. For information on airlines and ground transportation (including car rentals and sample taxi fees), see
• By rail: Amtrak has a station stop in Ann Arbor (ARB) at 325 W. Depot St. (6 minutes away). For train schedules and fare information, see
• By bus: Greyhound Bus has a station in Ann Arbor at 116 W. Huron St. (5 minutes away). For bus schedules and fare information, see
• By car: We suggest for directions from home or the airport. The site address is 1420 Hill Street, Ann Arbor, MI.
• Carpooling: We strongly encourage carpooling! If you can offer a ride from anywhere along your way, including the airport, please indicate so on your registration form.

For more information
• On the web: See Includes additional resources and detailed camping information.
• Email: great-waters at hotmail dot com.

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