Salem Quarterly Meeting

A Conversation about Quarters
October 27, 2019


6 Chestnut St
Boston, MA 02108
United States

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Meeting for Worship begins at 10:30 a.m., to be followed by a brown-bag lunch (with some supplementation from Beacon Hill Friends) and a program. The afternoon will conclude with Meeting for Worship for attention to Business of the Quarter. 

Below is the schedule for the day:

10:30: Worship

11:45–12:30: Lunch

12:30-2:00: Program 

2:15–3:30 or 4:00: Meeting for business

Childcare is available with advance notice. Please email Margy Carpenter or call 781-526-4275 to request childcare. 

The program for the day is (preliminarily) titled: "A Conversation About Quarters." What is a quarter and what does it do—what is its list of "must-do" functions? How do other quarters in our Yearly Meeting differ from ours in the way they operate or gather? What would be lost if the quarter didn't meet? Quarters provide opportunities for education, outreach and meeting others; how can we make our quarter more vital? What relationship to our Living Faith gatherings might the quarters play? Should our quarter's borders/constituent meetings change?

This is a timely program. During the April meeting, those gathered voiced a desire for Salem Quarter to engage in some reflection and conversation about where the Life is. The hope is that an ad-hoc committee of Friends will assemble to travel widely in the quarter and listen for how the constituent meetings find themselves in relation to Salem Quarter, both historically and today.

Salem Quarter Clerk
Kristina Keefe-Perry