Social Gatherings and Fellowship

A group of women seated outdoors at a card table eating.
Enjoying a summer potluck in the garden after Silent Worship

In addition to gathering for Silent Worship, we also gather to socialize, in service, and to learn from each other. See our newsletter for upcoming events.

For in-person gatherings, we are doing our best to follow CDC guidance and state mandates with regards to social distancing, and for mask usage. If you are not feeling well, please stay home, even if you are vaccinated.

Spiritual Discussions

We hold monthly spiritual discussions, currently via Zoom on a weekday evening. These are facilitated by different Friends each month. Recent topics have included, “Are Quakers Mystics?”, “Spirituality and Nature”, and “What is the Meaning of LIfe?” Usually the facilitators prepare a handout that we distribute via email ahead of time. See our newsletter for the next date and topic.

Potlucks

We hold potlucks most months, typically on the fourth Sunday of the month, after Silent Worship. While we aren’t all vegetarians or vegans, some of us are, and so our potlucks lean “veggie.” A list of the ingredients in your dish would be appreciated by those who have food allergies. We don’t allow alcohol at the Meeting House, so if you want to bring a beverage to share, consider juice, soda, lemonade, or iced tea. We usually have coffee and hot tea available. We have cutlery and non-breakable plates for everyone to use; we always welcome help with the dishes!

When it’s not advisable to meet indoors, we hold our potlucks in the Meeting House Garden. When we’re planning to eat outside, we will set up the food buffet inside the Meeting House. For outdoor potlucks, consider bringing something that will be easy to eat while standing or sitting without a table.

Brown-bag Lunches

We hold occasional brown-bag lunches on a weekday. Bring your own lunch; tea and coffee will be available in the Meeting House. If the weather is nice, we might eat outside. When meeting in person isn’t prudent, we meet via Zoom. The Zoom link is sent out by email. Brown-bag lunches are usually smaller gatherings than our potlucks, and so can be a good way to get to know people better in a relaxed setting.

Gentle Exercise Classes

The shadows of three women doing a yoga pose
Doing yoga together

Rhonda Ashurst leads a series of gentle exercises from Tai Chi, Chi Qigong, and Yoga. She’s held the classes in the Meeting House, via Zoom, and in a nearby park. You can read more here.

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