Local Meeting and Committee Events
July 2017 Events
August 2017 Events
August 6 – The Underground Railroad in Loudoun County
Goose Creek Friends Meeting (Lincoln, VA)
Dr. Glenn Crothers, author of Quakers Living in the Lion’s Mouth, The Society of Friends in Northern Virginia, 1730-1865, will be visiting the 200 year old Goose Creek Meeting House. He will be speaking on the role of Loudoun County’s Friends in the abolitionist movement and in helping freedom seekers escape slavery. Eric Larson of the Loudoun County Courthouse will also be on hand with copies of documents related to the trials of two of the area’s leading Quaker abolitionists – Samuel Janney and Yardley Taylor. Following the lecture we will go over to “Springdale,” the one-time home of Samuel Janney. The house was used as a girl’s boarding school and as a hospital during the Civil War. The home is also rumored to be a stop on the Underground Railroad, and contains secret passages and hiding places. Guests will also be able to visit the 1815 Oakdale School and the Goose Creek burying ground. For more information, see their website at www.mosbyheritagearea.org/events.
September 2017 Events
September 16 –– Retreat for Clerks of BYM Committees and Working Groups
Langley Hill Friends Meeting (McLean, VA)
The clerks of BYM Committees and Working Groups– past, present, and future – are invited to gather for a day of worship and preparation for the new committee year. We will have time to worship, share information about the role and tasks of a clerk, and especially to share our knowledge and wisdom with each other. Please bring questions you’d like to explore, and insights about committee life and clerking to share. We will look at some of the nuts and bolts of clerking a BYM committee, including such different things as recognizing and nurturing gifts of committee members, as well as using internet and computer technology to connect with one another, and working with BYM staff. We will discuss and discern how to nurture our committees to keep them spiritually centered and vital as we serve our Yearly Meeting and local Meetings. The retreat will begin at 10am and run until 4pm.
September 24 – 30 Years of Letting Our Light Shine
Midlothian Friends Meeting (Midlothian, VA)
Midlothian Friends Meeting is enjoying the next few months preparing for our 30th anniversary celebration on Sunday, September 24th at our Meeting House at 900 Preservation Road, Midlothian, VA 23113. We hope Friends everywhere will consider joining us for this event while also enjoying our park-like grounds, located within a one-hundred-acre Preserve neighborhood. Directions can be found at MidlothianFriends.org. Here are the activities we will enjoy:
- 10:00am - Sharing memories, experiences, and advice about starting a Quaker Meeting. Alternatively, Friends may prefer to visit our meeting library while this discussion is in earshot. It is located just above our worship room in our balcony and contains many historical displays, pictures, and information about Quakerism; and Midlothian Friends Meeting’s historical ancestry in particular. For kids during the adult session: A nature walk that includes a visit to an adjacent Llama farm after walking over a running creek.
- 11:00am - Worship in the manner of Friends. “First Day” (Sunday) School will be held in our Religious Education Building for toddlers and elementary/middle school kids.
- 12:15pm - Potluck lunch, followed by a wonderfully delicious Ice Cream Social. Seating and tables will be on the large front porch of the meetinghouse and on the back deck. Indoor seating for dining will also be available. Picnic tables and benches for dining are plentiful on the four acre grounds surrounding the Meeting House.
- 1:15pm – Burial of a Time Capsule with artifacts on the grounds under a granite marker - for opening every 30 years in order to add future artifacts that future Quakers can enjoy - for hundreds of years to come!
Please come for any or all of the above events. If you would like to come but need overnight accommodations at the Meeting House in order to do so (indoors or camping in a tent/camper), please email Quaker_Town_Crier@msn.com.
September 24 – Homecoming Day
Alexandria Friends Meeting (Alexandria, VA)
Please plan to be with the Friends of Alexandria Meeting and “come home” for a day of worship and fellowship. The theme for the day is There is no way to peace; peace is the way. For more information, contact Judith Riggin. (email@example.com)
October 2017 Events
October 21 - Goose Creek Meeting House Bicentennial Celebration
Goose Creek Friends Meeting (Lincoln, VA)
Join Goose Creek Friends from 10am to 3pm in their celebration of 200 years of the Meeting House. There will be a pot-luck lunch and other activities.
November 2017 Events
December 2017 Events
January 2018 Events
February 2018 Events
March 2018 Events
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.
April 2018 Events
May 2018 Events
June 2018 Events