Williamsburg Friends Meeting

Winter 2012 Interchange

Williamsburg currently meets at the Montessori School outside of town, and the school is expanding! The Montessori staff have been wonderful hosts to our Meeting, and we are delighted, but the shortage of space left us scrambling to find a new spot for the library. Fortunately, one of our new attenders, Bill O’Connell, will be housing the library for us. We are so thankful for Bill! We are attempting to reach out to the community by placing advertisements in the local paper.

Our faithful childcare high school student is moving on to JMU this fall. Katrina was well liked by the four children who come to Meeting every other week. She usually joined us for worship if no children attended, and she will be very much missed. The students in first day school studied a variety of topics this year. They discussed the meaning of many words associated with religion, and touched upon some of the stories of the Old Testament. Adult Education addressed the Gospel of Thomas, as well as reading and discussing the new BYM Faith and Practice.

We’ve had several new attenders join us this past year, and this has been enriching. We also lost a faithful attender, Lee Nichols. Lee was an upbeat, knowledgeable attender who was a member Sandy Spring Meeting. His ministry was warm and revealed a tender, kind, helpful, person. We miss him.