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Kinship with All Life

Earth Day: April 22, 2018

Job 12: 7-10: “But ask the animals, and they will teach you; the birds of the air, and they will tell you; ask the plants of the earth, and they will teach you; and the fish of the sea will declare to you. Who among all these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this? In his hand is the life of every living thing and the breath of every human being.”



State of the Society Report to WYM, 2017

West Newton Friends is a small, semi-programmed, non-pastoral meeting that is very active in our community and the wider world. As such, the state of our local Society of Friends congregation is good. In 2017, we began working together to discern God’s future for our meeting. We have continued that process in 2018.

How are you nurturing your community and your world?


We’re going to regularly share 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 Dan Burger at Sheltering Wings. He wrote the following poem/reflection and information about the work of Sheltering Wings.


You're invited to join us on Easter Sunday for:


Sunrise Service

7:15am – 8:00am

At Sugar Grove Meeting House, on Hadley Road West of Center Street, Plainfield


Easter Breakfast

8:30 am

West Newton Meetinghouse


Meeting for Worship

9:30 am


At the November 2017 Monthly Meeting for Worship with a Concern for Business, Ministry and Council was charged with coming up for a way for us as a community of faith to commit ourselves to spending some time in discerment regarding our future.  We have two sessions scheduled to do this -- January 28 and February 4 during the Sunday School hour.

More sessions will be added as needed


   Bill Chapman, lobbiest for the Indiana Friends Committee on Legislation, will be visiting West Newton Friends September 10 and 17. Bill has been asked to talk about issues facing the upcoming legislative sessions, coach Friends in ways we can helpfully engage with our senators and representatives, and update us on the status of hate crime legislation in Indiana, one of only five states that so far have no hate crimes laws.

       Bill will be speaking during the education hour starting at 10:45, following 9:30 worship and 10:30 coffee/fellowship. All are welcome.