West Newton Quakers will be gathering for worship at the historic Sugar Grove Friends Meetinghouse on Sunday, September 29th at 9:30 a.m. Sponsored by West Newton Friends Meeting, the worship time will begin with a period of traditional Quaker Bible study led by Chris Wynn (the pastor of Hadley Friends Meeting). Then Friends (as Quakers are formally known) will settle into a time of waiting, expectant worship and listen for God’s spirit to speak to and through those who gather. In the traditional Quaker manner, there will be no planned sermons or religious rites or rituals.
People who are interested in learning more about Quakers or experiencing Friends worship are invited to attend. “While many folks seem to have the idea that Quakers, like the Amish, are a closed society,” said Brent Bill, a local Quaker minister and author, “we are not. More than 50% of Quakers today did not grow up Quaker, but rather joined as adults. We’re open to anyone who is interested in sharing their spiritual journeys with us and in living lives of peace, simplicity, justice, equality, and deep faith.”
The meetinghouse is located on E County Rd 600 S southwest of Plainfield (just west of the intersection of Hadley Road and Sugar Grove Road). While the meetinghouse is restored, it is restored to its original condition – there’s no air conditioning, lighting, or restrooms.
For more information on this worship service, contact Brent Bill at brentbill.com