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Guest Speaker Rob Levin
Sunday Service at 10 a.m.: Walking in Circles: How a Spiritual Leading Called Me to Civil Disobedience
Workshop at noon: When is a Leading a Leading?
For Quakers, a ‘leading’ is a sense of being called by God to undertake a specific course in life. A leading often arises from a concern. What does your faith call you to do in the world? How do you discern when you are following God’s path, or following your own ego? (And what if it’s some of both?) What kinds of fears and doubts hold us back when we feel impelled to turn our faith into action? Explore these and other questions with Portland Quaker Rob Levin. This workshop promises to provide more questions than answers, but it’s in the questions where the richness of life lies.
Rob Levin is a member of Portland Friends Meeting (Quakers) and is the Clerk of the Meeting’s Peace and Social Concerns Committee. In his work life, Rob runs a solo law practice specializing in land conservation and nonprofit organizations. Rob graduated from Haverford College in 1996 and from New York University Law School in 2001. Rob also serves as a volunteer board member of Portland Trails. Rob believes that life should be a series of adventures. Rob and his wife Sarah walked to Maine from Maryland in 2002 for their honeymoon. In 2012 they bicycled 2,001 miles with their 5-year-old daughter Cedar on a grand tour around Maine and Atlantic Canada. And in 2016 they bicycled from Delaware to Seattle over five months.