A monthly gathering and an ongoing fellowship for those who are drawn to the work of regrowing a living culture
FIRST THURSDAY OF THE MONTH
8.15PM CEST ｜ 7.15PM BST ｜ 2.15PM EDT ｜ 11.15AM PDT
If your experience with Homeward Bound 2020 has sparked a desire to go on being in connection with this school and the people you have met through our work, then we invite you to join our ASSEMBLY.
We chose the name because this is a way of meeting as a school, but it isn’t a teaching session.
It’s a time for sharing stories, sparks of possibility and glimpses of each other’s work. For staying connected, hanging out and getting to know each other better.
We gather on the first Thursday of each month at the same time as the original Homeward Bound sessions.
How It Works
Like anything that has life in it, there’s a process of unfolding here, so we’ll learn more about how to hold this ASSEMBLY as we go along. But here’s how it’s working so far.
On the first Thursday of each month, at 20.15 Swedish time, we meet on Zoom.
We start by sharing news, including a round of ‘headlines’ in which everyone takes turns to offer something – large or small – that has been going on in their life since the last call.
Most months, we’ll have a theme with one or two members of the group sharing stories, speaking about a project they are working on or a question they are sitting with. The emphasis is on sharing our work-in-progress, talking about what we’ve learned along the way, and seeing where the discussion goes.
In the second half of the evening, we usually break into smaller groups for half an hour or so, then gather again for some final conversation.
The parts of the call where we are all together are available afterwards as a video or audio download, so on months when you’re unable to join us, you can still catch up on those conversations.
We’ve been slowly fumbling towards the right way of connecting in between the monthly calls, and as of April 2021, we are setting up a Mighty Networks site as a platform for conversations and collaborations.
ASSEMBLY is hosted by Anna and Dougald, with the support of other members of the HOME team. No doubt it will branch in directions we can’t yet see, as we pay attention to where the life in this fellowship is moving.
Become a Member
There is no fixed membership fee. Rather, we invite you to set up a monthly donation.
Choose an amount that feels significant, but not uncomfortable: enough that you won’t just let the payments keep running if you find yourself no longer taking an active part, but not so much that it might become a source of stress.
Please note, you can change the pre-filled amount on the payment form.
If it helps, then think of an amount that would feel natural to spend on an evening once a month with a group of friends, a night at a local pub or a place you go to eat.
There’s no right amount and no minimum. (The Stripe subscriptions system can only handle payments over 50kr/month, but if you want to set up a smaller amount, just tell us and we will find another solution.)
This invitation is open to you, whatever your situation, if your experience with our school has sparked a desire to go on being in connection with us and with others you have met through our work.
We are happy to answer any questions you have about membership. You can use the contact form on this site, or write to firstname.lastname@example.org.