News & Announcements
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.
West Newton Friends Meeting
Minute on Racial Violence and Hate Groups
The Girl Scouts who meet at West Newton spent some time beautifying our grounds! What a wonderful gesture on their part.
Our thanks go out to these lovely young women.
Friends from West Newton are invited to volunteer on Sunday, July 23rd at the Walk a Mile in a Refugee's Shoes FREE advocacy event hosted by Coalition for Our Immigrant Neighbors (COIN).
At the March 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 spend some time in discerment regarding our future. Our next spiritual conversation is May 14 during the Sunday School hour.
We will have spiritual conversations during that time about what we individually and corporately think God is calling us to do as we move into the future. You are invited to think about what your feel God has planned for our future and come share it.
In December of 2014, Ministry and Counsel was charged with finding a way for Friends at West Newton to discuss marriage equality. It was felt that the time was long passed for us to do so, since the issue was important both in our civic life as Friends, as followers of Jesus, and members of Western Yearly Meeting.