Posted by: Roger Vincent Jasaitis | 11/17/2014

Social Justice Film Fest-The Two Row Wampum


Putney Friends Meeting  presentation: Kay Olan w Hiawatha Belt

“The Two Row Wampum”

at: Next Stage

Kimball Hill Rd., Putney, VT


On Thursday November 20th at 7:00 PM

This film features stunning footage of the 28 day paddling journey from the Onondaga Nation to the United Nations in New York City during the summer of 2013 to re-ratify a 400 year old treaty.

The film screening will be followed by a panel discussion by the participants.

Non-perishable food donations will benefit the Putney Food Shelf

$5.00 suggested donation is requested for the upkeep of this  wonderful venue!



Posted by: Roger Vincent Jasaitis | 11/13/2014

Week 2: Social Justice Film Festival Tonight!

The Social Justice Film Festival, sponsored by Putney Friends Meeting continues this evening (Nov. 13th) The Festival is to benefit the Food Shelf and Homeless Shelter.
Time 7 pm.
Place: Next Stage in Putney
$5 Donation is requested towards the upkeep of the theater.
Bring a can of food and/or a warm jacket

Nov. 13:The Dharma Brothers

How lives were changed by the introduction of silent meditation at a maximum security prison.

Coming up next week, Nov. 20:The Two Row Wampum

A very special presentation . More to follow..

Posted by: stevechase | 11/11/2014

Artist-in-Residence Opportunity at Pendle Hill

Arts PhotoAre you a Quaker Artist looking for a spiritual community to live in while working on a creative project of your choice? Did you know that Pendle Hill provides Artist-in-Residence opportunities for between ten to thirty weeks each year through its Minnie Jane Arts Scholarship?

For those of you who haven’t heard about Pendle Hill, it is a 23 acre Quaker education, retreat, and conference center located near Philadelphia that offers at least one Quaker artist creative time every year where you can stay spiritually grounded in a regular pattern of community fellowship, work, worship, and study. As an Artist-in-Residence, you will be supported to focus on a project in fine arts, crafts, performing arts, creative writing, music composition or another artistic pursuit that demonstrates commitment to Quaker values, spirituality, ministry, witness and outreach in consultation with Pendle Hill’s Arts and Spirituality Teacher. You will also make good friends, eat lovingly prepared local and organic meals, and have the option of attending various Pendle Hill educational events while on Pendle Hill’s campus. Library privileges and auditing courses at nearby Swarthmore College are also a possibility.

APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR THE 2014-2015 “ACADEMIC” YEAR: We are currently accepting rolling applications for this academic year for residencies to take place between January through August, 2015.

DEADLINE FOR THE 2015-2016 “ACADEMIC” YEAR: March 1, 2015, for residencies that will take place between September 2015 and August 2016.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: visit Pendle Hill’s website or write Jesse White, Pendle Hill’s Arts and Spirituality Teacher at

Posted by: Roger Vincent Jasaitis | 11/11/2014

New video section!


Introducing our new video section on

Scroll down the menu on the right hand side of the page and you will see it.

You can now view the video of the addition and renovation of the Meeting house!

Posted by: Roger Vincent Jasaitis | 11/08/2014

Adult Religious Education update

Our Adult Religious Education program continues to meet on 2nd and 4th Sundays between first and second Meeting in the Fellowship Room.  We are listening and responding to stories of the spiritual lives of folks from our Meeting.  Upcoming meetings will include the following presenters:
November 9th      Heidi Watts

November 23rd    Noah Baker Merrill

December 14th    Richard Brady

December 28th    Sandy Lynn

Posted by: Roger Vincent Jasaitis | 11/03/2014

Social Justice Film Festival 2014

Social Justice Film Festival 2014  sponsored by Putney Friends Meeting

To be held at Next Stage 15 Kimball Hill Rd., Putney, VT


Thurs .  Nov .  6th:      The Power of Song

The life and songs of Pete Seeger; a documentary

Thurs .  Nov .  13th:   The Dharma Brothers

How lives were changed by the introduction of silent meditation at a maximum security prison

Thurs .  Nov .  20th: The Two Row Wampum

A very special presentation . Keep this date open! More info to follow…

All shows at 7:00 pm

To benefit the Food Shelf and Homeless Shelter – Bring a can of food and/or a warm jacket- and a friend!

$5  Donation for upkeep of the theatre requested.

~SJ Film Fest poster link~

Posted by: Roger Vincent Jasaitis | 10/18/2014

Quaker Healing: Undoing the Damage of Violence

Quakers aren’t just anti-violence. Much of our work is, in fact, pro-healing. John Calvi, a renowned Quaker healer, on why healing work is so incredibly essential.

Posted by: stevechase | 09/24/2014

David Hartsough Book Tour Event On October 6

Waging-Peace-David-HartsoughDAVID HARTSOUGH
Waging Peace: Global Adventures of a Lifelong Activist
Book discussion with the author

Monday ~ October 6th ~ 7:30PM at Putney Cares
54 Kimball Hill Rd., Putney, Vermont

David Hartsough’s story demonstrates the power and effectiveness of organized nonviolent action. Waging Peace is more than one man’s memoir, Hartsough shows how this struggle is waged all over the world by ordinary people committed to ending the spiral of violence and war.
Sponsored by Putney Friends Meeting

Posted by: stevechase | 09/01/2014

Quaker Climate Activism In NYC–All Invited

Earth Quaker Action Team 2Earth Quaker Action Team Climate Disruption Investigation of PNC Bank

Saturday, September 20th, in New York City.

As UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon gathers government leaders to support “an ambitious global agreement to dramatically reduce global warming pollution,” the Earth Quaker Action Team is joining tens of thousands of people in New York City for the People’s Climate March. In addition, we’ll take action at PNC bank demanding it also take ambitious action on climate change.

In May 2013, the UN investigated claims of human rights abuses in Appalachia connected to mountaintop removal coal mining leading to birth defects, poisoned water and economic paralysis. EQAT and allies will expand our footprint to New York City, to “find” evidence of climate disruption at PNC bank in a theatrical nonviolent direct action.

We will present PNC with a copy of the letter we will send to the UN naming PNC bank as a climate disrupter.

WHAT: Climate Disruption Investigation

WHEN: Saturday, September 20, starting 10am for briefing and nonviolencetraining

WHO: Earth Quaker Action Team and allies

WHERE: New York City, exact location to be announced

CONTACT: Chris Baker Evens,

If you’re planning to come to the action sign up here:


If you’re coming from out-of-town, please arrange to arrive in NYC no later than 9am on Saturday Sept 20th in time for a 10am briefing / action training. Location to be announced.


Local Quaker Meetinghouses have offered housing for Saturday, 20th and Sunday, 21st. We are looking into options for people arriving on Friday, 19th. If you have particular needs, please let us know.

The Meetinghouses are setting up a web page to to sign up for housing. We’ll get this information out to you as soon as we know.


Please arrange your own transportation to and from New York. There are plenty of cheap options like Megabus. We recommend making your plans soon.

Posted by: stevechase | 05/16/2014

Art and Spirit Event A Moving Success

Quaker Art SignFriends and members of the local community gathered on May 10th for the Art & Spirit exhibit at the Putney Friends Meeting house. Roger Vincent Jasaitis exhibited his contemporary landscape paintings and Matthew Wright read his insightful poetry to an appreciative audience. A lively discussion followed with observations by the artists and audience in the links between art and spirituality. Participants were moved to ask if this type of event could happen again and include other artists and art forms for exploration.

Matthew poetry

PFM Gallery



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