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.
We hold monthly spiritual discussions, currently via Zoom on a weekday evening. These are facilitated by the discussion committee. 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.
We hold monthly book discussions, either on Zoom or in person, discussing a book that the book club members have chosen by consensus. Our book may have a Quaker theme, or it might just be a book we wanted to read and discuss. See our newsletter for the next meeting date and our current book selection.
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 do have a small microwave, and we have a mini-fridge we use part of the year. We don’t have an oven or stove or large refrigerator for keeping food hot or cold during Silent Worship. You may want to bring something that is safe to keep at room temperature or that you can keep cool in your own cooler while we are in silence.
When the weather is nice, 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.
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!
We hold occasional brown-bag lunches on a weekday. Bring your own lunch; tea and coffee will usually 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
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.