News & Announcements
Yet another article, this one in an online "paper"
The online Philadelphia-centric newsletter flying kite has as its feature article right now a piece entitled, "philadelphia's quaker dna continues to impact the city in ways big and small." The article isn't just about Chestnut Hill Meeting and our new building, but a picture of the Worship Room is the lead photo for the article, and our clerk is quoted.
Check out the story (audio, pictures and text) on Newsworks.org on Tuesday, October 15, 2013. (To hear the audio, click the little yellow speaker icon near the top to reveal the link to the recording.)
As we approach the official opening of the Skyspace designed by James Turrell as a gift to our Meeting, we have opened a new "micro-site" that contains information specifically about the building and the Skyspace. People wanting to make reservations to see the Skyspace can do so from the website, but there is also lots of additional information about the new building:
At outdoor meeting for worship this last Sunday, a Friend gave a message on the relationship of art and religion which has had me cogitating ever since. From our conversations, Turrell is clear that his art is about light – the real, physical existence of light in this real, physical world. He does not claim that it is "god" or anything spiritual in itself. Yet sitting in one of his pieces makes me contemplate the heavens in ways that increase the awe and wonder of what is beyond our sight and knowledge.
On a beautiful summer day at the end of June, ten members of the Chestnut Hill Meeting community met at our parking lot at 8:30 to undertake a trip of about 125 miles and 331 years. We took a look at our almost-finished brand new meetinghouse, and then drove in a rented van to Easton, MD. Our first destination was Third Haven Friends Meeting, the oldest Quaker meetinghouse in continuous in the country, built from 1682 to 1684. We were met by Candace Shattuck, clerk of the meeting, who gave us a most informative tour of this beautiful old white wooden building.