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Sep
23
Sun
Meeting for Worship @ Fresh Pond Meeting
Sep 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

The meeting for worship is the heart of the Friends’ Meeting.

We invite you to join us in our meeting for worship, which is based in silence–yet we gather in an expectant, waiting worship. Individually and as a community we are attentively listening for the ‘still, small voice of God’. Our worship has no set program or leader, yet we are gathered in a shared spiritual discipline, dependent on God’s active, loving presence in our midst.

For newcomers

Spiritual Growth
Sep 23 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

The September Third Sunday program will be held this month on the Fourth Sunday because we have moved our entire Sunday schedule back one week because of the Labor Day holiday.   For our September session we will be looking at the draft chapter on Pastoral Care from the new NEYM Faith and Practice.  This will allow us to explore what Pastoral Care means for us as a meeting and also provide comments to the Faith and Practice Revision Committee about the proposed chapter.

For the past 18 years, New England Yearly Meeting has been involved in an ongoing process of rewriting our book of Faith and Practice.  This book addresses questions of what Friends Believe (Faith) and how we put that faith into action (Practice) in the Yearly Meetings, or Monthly Meetings and in our personal lives.  When the committee doing this rewrite has a draft chapter ready, it sends it to the monthly meetings for comments.  You may find the text of the proposed chapter on Pastoral Care at the NEYM web site here.

Reading the chapter before attending would be helpful but not required.  I doubt that we will be able to cover the entire chapter during our time.  The most important part to read will be the first seven and a half pages, the portion before the Excerpts.  If you cannot read this beforehand, you are still welcome.  We will be reading sections aloud before discussing them.

Blessings,

Will 

 

 

Sep
30
Sun
Extended Worship @ Fresh Pond Meeting
Sep 30 @ 9:00 am – 9:45 am

Whenever a fifth Sunday falls in our monthly calendar, we begin worship voluntarily at 9 am for a time of “extended worship”.  Some Friends choose to begin worship at 9 am, and stay in worship until 11 am.  Others arrive and join us quietly at the 10 am time.

Meeting for Worship @ Fresh Pond Meeting
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

The meeting for worship is the heart of the Friends’ Meeting.

We invite you to join us in our meeting for worship, which is based in silence–yet we gather in an expectant, waiting worship. Individually and as a community we are attentively listening for the ‘still, small voice of God’. Our worship has no set program or leader, yet we are gathered in a shared spiritual discipline, dependent on God’s active, loving presence in our midst.

For newcomers

Women’s Group
Sep 30 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Open to all women.  Childcare provided.

Oct
7
Sun
Meeting for Worship @ Fresh Pond Meeting
Oct 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

The meeting for worship is the heart of the Friends’ Meeting.

We invite you to join us in our meeting for worship, which is based in silence–yet we gather in an expectant, waiting worship. Individually and as a community we are attentively listening for the ‘still, small voice of God’. Our worship has no set program or leader, yet we are gathered in a shared spiritual discipline, dependent on God’s active, loving presence in our midst.

For newcomers

Meeting for Business
Oct 7 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

The Meeting for Business of a Monthly Meeting is the occasion when members of the community gather to discuss the work of committees, determine policy, discern potential actions, and review their finances. The key to understanding what is special about a Quaker business meeting lies in the full name: Meeting for Worship to conduct Business.

Learn more here

 

 

Oct
14
Sun
Meeting for Worship @ Fresh Pond Meeting
Oct 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

The meeting for worship is the heart of the Friends’ Meeting.

We invite you to join us in our meeting for worship, which is based in silence–yet we gather in an expectant, waiting worship. Individually and as a community we are attentively listening for the ‘still, small voice of God’. Our worship has no set program or leader, yet we are gathered in a shared spiritual discipline, dependent on God’s active, loving presence in our midst.

For newcomers

Potluck Meal @ Fresh Pond Meeting
Oct 14 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

A monthly potluck under the care of the Worship and Ministry Committee. All are invited to share a potluck meal and join in conversation and fellowship.

Earthcare Concerns Group @ members' homes (rotates)
Oct 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Find out more about this working group here.