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Feb 17, 9:45 am: The Experience of Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business. We will have a brief overview of Meeting for Business current practice at Madison Monthly Meeting and then discussion about Friends’ experience of Meeting for Business. (Ministry & Counsel Committee)

Feb 17, 11:15 am: This Sunday is Woodbrooke Day - Young Friends will gather in one group beginning at 11:15 am for singing, bread sculptures, board games and paper crafts. Assistants needed: please contact Sita Diehl. The high school class will meet at 10:15 am in the Sun Room to continue exploring immigration issues. 

Feb 24, 9:45 am: World War I: a Quaker's Perspective? Rick Pifer

Mar 3, 12:30-1:30 pm: Introduction to Quakerism: “Carrying Faith into Action."  Third of 4 sessions every first Sunday January through April.  For newcomers and anyone who wants to learn more about Madison Friends. Children welcome to sit in (or child care available if requested one week in advance). Come to one or more sessions. April 7, "The Inner Workings of Madison Monthly Meeting.”) Contact Julia Isaacs: [email protected] or Barb Lyrene: [email protected].

Mar 17, 9:45 am: Visit from FGC (Friends General Conference) Development Committee

Mar 31, 9:45 am: Sharing Spiritual Gifts (Quaker Topics, Nominating Committee)

Mar 24, 9:45 am: Input to the State of Society Report (Ministry & Counsel)

April 7, 12:30-1:30 pm: Introduction to Quakerism: "The Inner Workings of Madison Monthly Meeting.”  Last of 4 sessions every first Sunday January through April.  For newcomers and anyone who wants to learn more about Madison Friends. Children welcome to sit in (or child care available if requested one week in advance). Come to one or more sessions. Contact Julia Isaacs: [email protected] or Barb Lyrene: [email protected].

April 28, 9:45 am: Visit from Riley Robinson of FCNL (Friends Committee on National Legislation)

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*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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ONGOING SCHEDULE

SUNDAYS:

  • 8:30 am - Meeting for Worship
  • 9:45 am - weekly except First Sundays: Brunch and Quaker Topic forums*
  • 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 (please drop child/children off downstairs and sign in with the care providers; return to pick up between 11:05 and 11:15 am).
  • 1st & 3rd Sundays: Sand Ridge Meeting for Worship Group, 3981 County Road JJ, 767-2885 
  • 11:15 am - Meeting for Worship. First Day School classes will resume Sept 16, but until then, there will be 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
  • 6:00 pm - Finance Commitee (3rd Mondays)

WEDNESDAYS:

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

THURSDAYS

  • 7:00 pm - Care Commitee (3rd Thursday)
  • 7:00 pm - Ministry & Counsel(3rd Thursday)
  • 7:00 pm - AFSC Committee (4th Thursdays)

*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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