Look well to the growing edge. All around us worlds are dying and new worlds are being
born; all around us life is dying and life is being born. The fruit ripens on the tree, the
roots are silently at work in the darkness of the earth against a time when there shall be
new lives, fresh blossoms, green fruit. Such is the growing edge!
It is the extra breath from the exhausted lung, the one more thing to try when all else
has failed, the upward reach of life when weariness closes in upon all endeavor. This is
the basis of hope in times of despair, the incentive to carry on when times are out of
joint and men have lost their reason, the source of confidence when worlds crash and
dreams whiten into ash.
The birth of the child – life’s most dramatic answer to death – this is the growing edge
incarnate. Look well to the growing edge.

Howard Thurman via Parker Palmer – The Growing Edge

Corporate Query:

As a meeting, where is our growing edge?

 Meeting Schedule


Sunday, January 22 – Starting at 12. Gail and Francie will lead a discussion in the community room on Looking at personal opportunity and advantage and aiming for justice and considering personal reparations

Sunday, January 29 –  9:45 – 10:25 – Open house with M&C in the Community Room

Worship with us

Early meeting: Sunday: 8:30am in person at the Meetinghouse

Intergenerational singing: 10:00am

Late meeting: Sunday: 10:30am in person at the Meetinghouse and on Zoom

Mid week; Thursday: 6:00pm on Zoom

Childcare is available for:

Late meeting: 10:30 am & Monthly Meeting for Business

Monthly Meeting for business: every third Sunday of the month: 12:00pm in person at the Meetinghouse and on Zoom

First Day School:

First day school for children program is on the 2nd and 4th Sundays

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17 Bellows Falls Road, Putney, Vermont 05346

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Ministry & Counsel: ministry@putneyfriendsmeeting.org

Pastoral Care: care@putneyfriendsmeeting.org

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