Local Meeting and Committee Events

November 2017 Events

November 19 – Quaker Program on Peacemaking
Bealeton Library Depot (Bealteton, VA)

How do we count the cost of bitter conflict to the health and well-being of ourselves, our families, communities, our nation, and to the world? With trauma and fighting so prevalent, where and how can we seek a better way? Sunday, November 19, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm, the Fauquier Friends Worship Group will lead a panel on the topic of Peacemaking at the Bealeton Library Depot building, 10877 Willow Drive North, Bealeton. Local Quakers (Religious Society of Friends) welcome the community of all beliefs to attend and share on ways to deepen peace in a divided world. Quakers have historically advanced the testimony of peace and are the only religion to date to have been awarded a Nobel Peace Prize. Yet, the surrounding evidence informs there is much work to be done, both individually and collectively, to bring hearts, minds and actions as living examples of the power of peacemaking. Peace is not just the absence of war and requires justice more than protest, communication more than complaint. Email fauquierfriends@gmail.com for more information.


December 2017 Events

December 2 – Quaker Holiday Market
Annapolis Friends Meeting (Annapolis, MD)

Come eat, chat, and shop with us! Annapolis Friends will be holding their annual Quaker Holiday Market from 9:00am to 2:00pm. There will be gourmet baked goods, homemade soups, handmade afghan rugs, jewelry, flowering bulbs, gently used books and clothing, and many other items for sale. Proceeds will benefit the Orphan Grain Grain for hurricane relief work in Puerto Rico, the Wamama Wa Sanaa Kenyan Widows' Artisinal Self-Help Group, and the Wellness House of Annapolis.

December 6 – Nurturing the Light in Times of Darkness:
Dealing with Darkness
Baltimore Monthly Meeting, Stony Run (Baltimore, MD)

Winter is approaching. The days grow shorter. It can also feel like a time of political darkness, one that can trigger dark feelings. How important it is to nurture and share our light! Please come to this conversation, beginning at 7:00pm, as we love and enlighten one another. As Friends we hold each other and the world in the Light. But there also seems to be much that is dark in the world—and in ourselves. How do we face dark events and political forces without feeling overwhelmed? How do we avoid being sucked into dark emotional reactivity? And how do own up to our own “shadow side” rather than demonizing others? If we learn to deal well with darkness we will more effectively let the light shine through us.


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March 24 - Peace and Social Concerns Networking Day
Sandy Spring Friends School (Sandy Spring, MD)

Save the date. More details will be provided as the date approaches.


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