Hello dear Friends,
The next meeting of the Seekers Group is on October 30, 2013, from 7-9 pm in the back of the Community House.
Last month’s conversation centered on Brother Lawrence’s little book The Practice of the Presence of God and our efforts at finding moments of grace and clarity in our daily lives. We decided to read something by Mary Rose O’Reilley for this month’s meeting. Please be in touch with Gretchen Baker-Smith, the convener of the group, for a copy of a couple of small sections from O’Reilley’s book The Love of Impermanent Things.
The Seekers Group is a small circle of members and attenders who gather on the last Wednesday of each month for worship, conversation, and mutual spiritual nurturing. We are all spiritual seekers, with both wisdom to share and places within us to stretch and deepen. We are all striving to live faithfully. Our conversations are rich and honest, and we would love to have other Friends join us.
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Dear friends and visitors,
Please bear with us (me, actually!) while I continue to work out the kinks in our new site. On October 1, 2013, we moved from one hosting platform to our present host so that our Meeting’s Web site would be mobile ready…which it now is. I’m still patching and replacing a few links here and there that are not working properly, but hope to have us squared away very soon.
Kevin Lee, Web guy for Westport Friends Meeting
Hello dear Friends,
The next gathering of our Seekers Group is on Wednesday, April
24 from 7-9pm in the Community House. As we did last month, we'll meet
in the back room — it's smaller, quieter, warmer, and more conducive to tender
conversation and worship. I've gathered a few quotes
and bits of wisdom that seem connected to our last meeting and where we thought
we might head this next time. Please see quotes HERE. But, after the events of the past week, I
am open to us "going" wherever the Spirit and our hearts take us.
I hope many of you can join us. Last month's meeting was a very
If any of you have writings or referrences that you would like
to share with us, please do! We loved hearing one Friend talk about
Brother Lawrence's The Practice of the Presence of God.
With much love and thanks for each of you in our tender, aching,
and beautiful world,
Hello all, our July Newsletter has all the details needed regarding this year's Book Fair. It was emailed to everyone on our list, but you can see it here as well. See you all on Saturday, July 14 at 7 AM!
Our 51st Annual Book Fair will be held on Saturday, July 14, 2012! The Book Fair, which over the years has grown to be a community event, is the signature fundraiser for the Westport Monthly Meeting of Friends (Quakers).
In addition to the year-round hard work of sorting and pricing used books for resale at a fraction of their original value, the Book Fair held every July is also a joyous community event that attracts hundreds of people from the surrounding area to our grounds at 858 Main Road, Westport, MA.
Though set-up crews will be busy setting thousands of books up under the tents, the Main Tent containing the vast majority of books will open to the public at 11:00 AM sharp! The tent containing children's books will open at 10:45 AM for children only, and to their parents and public at 11:00 AM. (This way, children have a chance to browse uninterrupted before the rush!) We have lots of 6/$1.00 chhildren's books in the Meetinghouse which open to everyone at 10:00 AM as well.
The Food Tables, next to the children's books, will be selling homemade baked goods, coffee, hot dogs and more, and will open at 9:00 AM.
The event will end for the day at dusk, and resume again the next day!
The links below will give you a feel for this annual event:
This year's Annual Book Fair
For more information:
Deana Chase, Property Coordinator
Greg Marsello, Book Fair Steering Committee Clerk
Friends are encouraged to read the NEYM Religious Education Bulletin, by Beth Collea, NEYM Religious Ed Coordinator. The Feb 2012 issues contains info on the following: a seminar on "Welcoming Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders into our First Day Schools and Meetings," the NEYM Mid-Winter Gathering and dates and location for the upcoming FGC Gathering in July, which will be held at URI in Kingston, RI, July 1-7, 2012, and more!