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IMPORTANT: The Meetinghouse will be closed to regular use and group gatherings until further notice. Please check Events for links to virtual worship.


Sun, Nov 29, 9:45 am: Renovation Steering Committee will present the design that will be costed: it comprises the most recent floor plans and elevations along with geothermal and solar energy systems. We will review the what and the why of the proposed design and also indicate how we might cut back the scope of the project if that becomes necessary once the project cost is known. We plan to bring the proposed project cost for this specific design to a Called Meeting in mid-January. This adjusted timeline will still allow us to begin construction by the end of March if there are no unanticipated delays, and provided the Meeting approves going ahead with some version of the project in January.

Sun, Dec 8, 9:45 am: Monthly Meeting for Business on the Basis of Worship begins Direct concerns to the presiding clerk ([email protected]) by Wednesday prior to Meeting.

Sun, Dec 20, 9:45 am: Community Sharing


*Virtual Meetings for Worship, Business and Committees will be held by video or phone: Check Events for more details.

How to participate in virtual meetings with Zoom (created for NYM)

Every Sunday: 8:30 Meeting for Worship, 9:45 program or socializing, 11:15 Meeting for Worship.

  • Worship Meetings and the Gathering today use the same Zoom connection from a computer, tablet or smartphone: https://zoom.us/j/723937143?pwd=aUlsbVRsT1lkaldMNEJ3bkMxYXhjQT09 The link includes the password, but it is Quaker if you are asked.

  • From a phone (for just audio): 312-626-6799 and enter the Meeting ID: 723 937 143 # and then the password  888622 
    You will be muted when you enter the meeting. 

First Day School activities: Please contact [email protected] for information and details.


ONGOING SCHEDULE and information when the Meetinghouse reopens in the future:

*Driving to Meeting: If you are able to walk to the Meetinghouse please park in the neighborhood: in the Monroe St Library lot or on West Lawn, Keyes or Rowley. First priority for Meetinghouse parking lot is for folks with mobility concerns!

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SUNDAYS:

  • 8:30 am - Meeting for Worship
  • 9:45 am - weekly except First Sundays: Socializing and Quaker Topic forums* (Brunch only during the school year, but often there are snacks at the Meetinghouse)
  • 9:45 am - First Sundays: Monthly Meeting for Business on the Basis of Worship begins - Direct concerns to the presiding clerk ([email protected]) by Wednesday prior to Meeting. Childcare will be provided for children aged 6 weeks -10 years downstairs.
  • 1st & 3rdD Sundays: Sand Ridge Meeting for Worship Group, 3981 County Road JJ, 767-2885 
  • 11:15 am - Meeting for Worship. First Day School classes and nursery, or when not in session there are activities and supervision for children downstairs during Meeting for Worship.
  • 12:30 pm (1st Sunday) - Food Pantry Baskets picked up from beneath the coat rack

MONDAYS:

  • 5:30 pm - Meeting for Worship

WEDNESDAYS:

  • 4:45 pm - Luke House Community Meal, 310 S. Ingersoll St. (1st Wednesday)
  • 5:30 pm - Meeting for Worship

COMMITTEE MEETINGS

SUNDAYS

  • 1:00 pm (1st Sunday) - PSEC Climate Change Subcommittee (all interested are welcome to attend!) Contact [email protected]
  • 1:00 pm (4th Sunday) - PSEC Anti-racism subcommittee (all interested are welcome to attend!) Contact [email protected]

THURSDAYS

(Email committee clerks to verify times)

  • 7:00 pm - Nominating Committee (1st Thursday)
  • 6:30 pm - Finance Committee (2nd Thursday)
  • 7:00 pm - Building & Grounds Committee (2nd Thursday)
  • 7:00 pm - Care Committee (3rd Thursday)
  • 7:00 pm - Ministry & Counsel(3rd Thursday)

*Friends are invited to lead or contribute ideas for the Gathering program. For Quaker Topics or other program scheduling, contact Eric Howland (233-7072, [email protected]).

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