December 7-8, 2019

Northwest Quarterly Meeting

Saturday 5:00 p.m.


Havurah House
56 N Pleasant St
Middlebury, VT 05753-1221
United States

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Saturday evening schedule: potluck supper at 5 p.m., program from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

Saturday evening program: “How is God guiding us to engage with others with whom we have funda­mental disagreements on matters of conscience?” We encounter so frequently this challenge to our love for our neighbors and our consciences. How are we led to witness to the Truth as we discern it? 

We are planning a program that will include a discussion of how we as Friends can engage with FUM around the issue of the FUM personnel policy.  Our queries for the discussion include: How is God leading us regarding our relationship with Friends United Meeting, in view of its discriminatory and harmful personnel policy regarding gay and lesbian people and all those who are sexually active outside of heterosexual marriage?  What do we want NEYM to do in this situation, and how can it be done?  What are the options for monthly meetings to do, and how? 

So what is God’s guidance in this particular case, and also in the many other issues we face these days? What do we do with our distress, anger, and urgency? How do we summon our patience, love, and compassion? And our good listening? Let us take some time to seek guidance together.

Sunday morning schedule: Breakfast at 8:30 a.m., singing led by South Starksboro Meeting at 9:30 a.m., Meeting for Worship 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., lunch at 11:45 a.m., Meeting for Business at 1:00 p.m. A full children’s program will be offered on Saturday evening during the program, and Sunday during the Meeting for worship and Meeting for Business. 

PLEASE REGISTER by Sunday, November 24 if you need overnight hospitality, and/or will be bringing children. Otherwise, please let us know by December 1st, if you can, so we can plan better for the meals. 


Parking at Havurah will be limited to handicapped parking. Others can park at the Addison County Regional Planning Commission parking lot at 14 Seminary St. All are welcome to drop off people and burdens in the Havurah House driveway turn-around, and then get directions to the nearby parking lots. 


Please send your information to our registrars: Before December 5: Peter Schenck, email or 802-989-7170, or 10 Evergreen Ln., Middlebury, VT 05753. December 5 and after: Lianna Tennal, email, or 802-877- 3698. E­mail registration is preferable.

Northwest Quarter Clerk
Carl Williams