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West Newton Friends Meeting

Due to increasing COVID infection and hospitalization rates in Indiana, West Newton Friends is moving back to Zoom worship only beginning January 2, 2022. The Zoom meetingroom opens at 9:15 a.m. The first half hour will be semi-programmed. It begins at 9:30 a.m. 

The second half hour is unprogrammed. It begins at 10:00 a.m. 

The entire Meeting for Worship is recorded and posted on YouTube. 

Friends can join Zoom for the first half hour, the second half hour, or both. You can leave whenever is best for you. Here is the information about attending via Zoom:

Join Zoom Meeting

We do have Sunday School at 10:45 on Sunday mornings. Please send an email to get the link to it.

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

West Newton Friends Meeting

Minute In Favor of Civil Civic Discourse And

A Ban on Assault Style Rifles and High Capacity Magazines

 

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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.

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West Newton Friends Meeting

Minute In Support of Anti-Hate/Bias Crimes Legislation

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Worship with us!

317-856-5967
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

"There is something of God in every man, let us affirm it more certainly than ever, but surrounded as we are by millions of new-made graves and with the voices of the hungry and the dispossessed in our ears, let us not easily accept the impious hope that the natural goodness of ourselves is sufficient stuff out of which to fashion a better world." -- Gilbert H. Kilpack, 1914-1999

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.