This Month’s Reading:

When we gather for business meeting, we settle into worship, turning our attention to the business before us. We might come into the meeting with opinions on particular agenda items, but as we worship, we hold our opinions up to the Light. Loosening our grip on opinions, we invite Spirit to give us new insight. We listen deeply to others in the meeting, testing their words against what is being revealed to us. If we speak, we share what Spirit has opened to us. We may feel led to advocate for a certain position, but we avoid adversarial techniques. There are no adversaries in business meeting. We are all on the same side: the side of Truth. Our mission is to discern that Truth.

A Practical Mysticism, Elizabeth Meyer, Pendle Hill Pamphlet 453, 2018

March / April Meeting Schedule

Meeting for Worship times:

Sundays: 8:30am & 10:30am, Childcare provided at 10:30 


Sun Mar 24, 9:30am – 10:30am: Adult Religious EducationContent yet to be determined….

Sat. March 30, 1-4 PM at the Orchard School Community Center

Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) Advocacy Team Workshop for Orchard Hill Quakers and Putney Friends Meeting

Sat. March 30, 7pm

Walkin’ the Talk: Benefit Concert for Local Asylum Seekers

7:00pm – 9:00pmCASP FundraiserFeaturing music by :

Vermont Timbre (Amelia Struthers and Mike Mrowicki)

Big Woods Vocal Ensemble

Update from the Texas Border by Liv Berelson

Silent Auction

Admission by Donation

Sun Mar 31, 12:00pm – 2:00pm: Called Meeting – State of SocietyWe will gather as a whole meeting and to work to discern together what God might be telling us about the condition of our meeting. What quieter movements below the surface are calling to be explored and shared?

12:00 Potluck and small group discussion

1:00 Worship and gathering sense of the Meeting

1:45 Create and charge committe to write the State of Society Report

Sun Apr 7th, 12:00pm – 1:00pmCalled Meeting: Courtyard Project – Design ReviewsCalled Meeting to review proposals for the design of the courtyard.

Fri Apr 12th6:00pm – 9:00pm

Deepening our Understanding of the Implications of being White in a Racist Society Film SeriesTOPIC Micro agressions and what we can do about them.

Film  and discussion following a soup and cheese supper

Sun Apr 14,9:30am – 10:30am: Adult Religious EducationA six session look at Howard Brinton’s Friends for 350 years.

11:45am Monthly Meeting Potluck
12:30pm – 2:00pm Monthly Meeting for business 

Sun Apr 28, Meeting Spring Clean Up Day

Bring your rakes, window washing and cleaning supplies, its time for the spring clean up! Food to sustain the workers is appreciated.

Times: 9:30am to 10:30am

11:30am to 12:30pm

Rain Date: May 5th

9:30am – 10:30amAdult Religious EducationContent yet to be determined….

Fri May 3, 6:00pm – 9:00pm: Deepening our Understanding of the Implications of being White in a Racist Society Film SeriesQuakers Wrestling with White Supremacy

Film and discussion for meeting members about impacts of racism on the meeting.

light supper precedes