Our Clerk is Roger Vincent Jasaitis. You can contact him about general information about Putney Friends Meeting;
- Emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Writing to: Putney Friends Meeting, P.O. Box 381, Putney, Vermont 05346
- Phone: 802-387-5500 and leave a message.
Meeting House Rental:
For information on renting the Putney Meeting House click here.
Rental Availability Calendar
Schedule of Regular Meeting Activities
Meetings for Worship:
Due to the pandemic we are currently hosting one virtual Meeting for Worship on Sundays (First day), at 9:30am.
First Day School:
We also offer a program for children. First Day School is held on 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Sundays via Zoom. Intergenerational Singing at 9 will precede First Day School and Meeting for Worship at 9:30. Families are invited to join for the singing and then, at the beginning of worship, you will be put in the First Day School breakout room. At the conclusion of First Day School (probably 30 minutes or so) you will return to the Meeting for Worship. This gives them a chance to experience silent worship, practice centering themselves and to hear or voice vocal ministry. Our mission: To create a loving community of adults and children in First Day School where we can experience, understand and practice Quaker Faith.
Adult Religious Education:
Monthly Meeting for Business:
Third Sunday of every month (except for Holidays, July and August) via Zoom (starting around 12:30, virtually only at this time).
PFM Library Information
PFM has several bookshelves with books, magazines, and even a few DVDs on contemplative spirituality; faith-based activism; comparative religion; Quaker history, faith, and practice; and a variety of social and environmental concerns. These Library book shelves are located in the foyer right outside of the main meeting room where we hold our meetings for worship.
All PFM members, regular attenders, and visitors are welcome to borrow books on the honor system. Just please remember the books you take out of the Library and return them in a timely manner. There are some real treasures in our Library and we are happy to share them with anyone interested in our collection. For more information on studying the Quaker Way look to the list of key books and seven half hour videos on Quaker history, faith, and practice in the right hand column on this website.
Our First Day School also has an extensive library of children’s books, curricula, resource material and books of reference in the Fellowship Room behind the PFM kitchen. While these collections are intended largely for the use of First Day School and the Meeting at large, attenders and visitors are welcome to borrow materials. Please be sure to sign your item out through the card catalog box and return it when done to the “Return Here” shelf. First Day School Committee members are happy to reshelve books.
PFM Officers and Committees
Most Quaker congregations in New England do not employ pastors or staff, but choose to operate on a hands-on, participatory, all-volunteer basis instead. Besides choosing volunteer officers such as our Clerk, Assistant Clerk, Recording Clerk, Treasurer, and Records Keeper, we also organize and conduct the work of Putney Friends Meeting through a variety of active committees. Here is an alphabetical list of our key committees:
Adult Religious Education Building and Grounds Directory Finance and Fundraising First Day School and Childcare Library Local Interfaith Association Liaisons Ministry and Counsel Nominating Memorial Social Justice Service Committee Website
PFM Organizational Affiliations in the Wider Quaker World
Putney Friends Meeting (PFM) is an active part of the larger Religious Society of Friends. We are a member of a regional association of Quakers called New England Yearly Meeting (NEYM). NEYM, in turn, is affiliated with two national associations called Friends General Conference (FGC) and Friends United Meeting (FUM). Both FGC and FUM are also associated with a global association called Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC). We are thus connected to other Quakers locally, regionally, nationally, and globally.
If you have any questions, ideas, or copy to be included on the PFM website, contact the website editor at: Editor, Putney Friends Meeting