Wednesday evening meetings begin with discussion from 7 till 8 pm, followed by Silent Worship from 8 to 8:45. Discussion topics vary but they have been guided by the following schedule.
1st Wednesday: Poetry Night. We bring written source of inspiration to share, including writings of our own. When we met face-to-face we often had potluck at this meeting.
2nd Wednesday: Quaker Dialogues, We quietly consider and then respond to verbal queries that help us more deeply explore our spirituality and become more closely connected with the others in the group. Quaker Dialogues have been a richly fulfilling experience for many of us.
3rd Wednesday: Music. We play and discuss favorite recordings. We have even shared our own live performances.
4th Wednesday: Books. We choose books to read and discuss. Recent examples include: Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Between the World and Me, Parker Palmer’s AHidden Wholeness and Christopher Goodchild’s Unclouded by Longing: Meditations on Autism and Being Present in an Overwhelming World.
We feel free to depart from this schedule. We often begin by sharing recent events of our lives, and when new attenders visit, we might discuss the fundamentals of Quaker history and the practice of silent worship. Another tradition has been to consult a book of inspiring quotations for each day of the year compiled by Leo Tolstoy.