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West Newton Friends Meeting

West Newton Friends is now having "hybrid" worship -- meeting in person for those who feel easy doing so and via Zoom for those at a distance or for other reasons. Both the in-person and Zoom meetingrooms will open at 9:15 a.m. The first half hour will be semi-programmed. It will begin at 9:30 a.m. For Easter, it will be a musical program by Norma Gaston, Lynn Mills, and Andy Gaston.

The second half hour will be unprogrammed. It will begin at 10:00 a.m. 

The entire Meeting for Worship will be recorded and posted on YouTube. 

Friends can join Zoom for the first half hour, the second half hour, or both. They can leave whenever is best for them. We will have those joining via Zoom up on the television screen at the front of the meetingroom so those attending in person can see them. A camera will be on the meetingroom so that those on Zoom can see those attending in person.

For Friends attending in person:

  • Masks are required at all times.

  • After entering the building, please seat yourself following current CDC social distancing guidelines.

  • If you feel led to speak out of the silence, please come to the front of the meetingroom so they can be on be seen on camera and heard via microphone by the Zoom attenders. .

  • There will be no fellowship time or snacks following meeting for worship.

  • We will not be having Sunday School following meeting for worship.

Here is the information about attending via Zoom:

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West Newton Friends Meeting (church) is a  fellowship of Quakers, seeking to live in close relationship to God. Because of God's love and grace for each of us and led by Jesus' example, we are committed to:

    - welcoming all people regardless of ethnic origin, race, political party, sexual orientation, or gender identity

    - working for peace and equality in our community and world

    - working in our community and schools in whatever ways they think we might be helpful

    - inviting everyone to seek God along with us

You Are Welcome Here!

Meeting Times

9:30 am -- Worship

10:30 -- Coffee and Fellowship

10:45 -- Religious Education for All Ages

What's New

On July 21 during Meeting for Learning we discussed ways that we might be of practical assistance to those in need on our southern border. By practical assistance we had in mind the words of Jesus in Matthew 25 -- "For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me." Toward that end, Ministry and Counsel had asked me to be touch with Friends Meetings that are providing or working with groups to provide such assistance.


West Newton Friends Meeting

Minute In Support of Anti-Hate/Bias Crimes Legislation


I was born and raised where the new Indianapolis Airport (and old Weir Cook Airport was) on land that my great grandparents homesteaded. Jim and Ruth Ladd Pierson were my parents and I and my siblings (JoAnn, Johnnie, Charles (Laddie), and Jimmie) lived on the farm with my Great-Uncle Roscoe. Some of our ancestors were buried in a small cemetery that is located close to the FedEx building at the airport.


Dale and I have been privileged to travel to many faraway places, both in and out of our country. Most trips have had meaning beyond just enjoying the scenery as a tourist. We have made trips to grow professionally, attended Quaker gatherings, visited Friends’ ministry sites, and participated on work teams. We have experienced new and varying landscapes, cultures, languages, foods, economic conditions and ways of doing things. Our hearts, minds and spirits have been enlarged to take them all in.


Dorothy (DA) Moore, a birthright Quaker and descendent of Levi Coffin, moved from Indianapolis to Decatur Township in 1944, when she married Charles H. Pierson. Living on the Pierson farm with her husband, mother-in-law, and Charlie’s two sisters and no inside plumbing was quite a change for her. Dorothy grew up in Indianapolis and went to Shortridge High School. She had a chance to go to Earlham College and study nursing but all she had ever wanted to be was a secretary.


We regularly feature the work of one of West Newton Friends making a difference in our community. We’re all involved in different ways and sometimes we don’t realize the ministries we're doing in locally and around the world.

This article features the volunteer work of Charles and Ruth Alber.


Worship with us!

6800 S. Mooresville Rd.
Indianapolis, IN 46221
United States
Meeting Times: 

9:30 am -- Worship

10:30 -- Coffee and Fellowship

10:45 -- Religious Education for All Ages

Quaker Quote

"Quakers are not ‘for peace’ but rather know, in the deepest sense of the word, that peace is a holy imperative as part of a just society.” -- Ben Pink Dandelion

The quotations used in this space are from Quakers. The quotes will be changed often to give a feeling for the thinking of some of those who passed this way before us and Friends today.