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Schedule of Upcoming Meeting Events

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Upcoming Meeting Events

Sunday, 8/27/2023 - 8:30 am Meeting for Worship In person only

Sunday, 8/27/2023 - 9:45 am Forum:  Land Acknowledgement: During renovations members of our community expressed an interest in having a land acknowledgement that could be displayed somewhere in our building or on the grounds. PSEC is holding this forum as one step in the process to discern what we want to say in a land acknowledgement. After a brief video we will share our beliefs and values about our past, present, and future relationship with the Ho Chunk Nation on whose land we worship

Sunday, 8/27/2023 - 11:15am Meeting for Worship Masks required (Blended – in person and via zoom – limited visual) Join us at 11:10 am to troubleshoot and settle.

Sunday, 9/3/2023 - 8:30 am Meeting for Worship In person only

Sunday, 9/3/2023 - 9:45 am Meeting for business (Blended – in person and via zoom)

Sunday, 9/3/2023 - 11:15am Meeting for Worship  (Blended – in person and via zoom – limited visual) Join us at 11:10 am to troubleshoot and settle.

Sunday, 9/10/2023 - 8:30 am Meeting for Worship In person only

Sunday, 9/10/2023 - 9:45 am Annual First Day School Pancake breakfast. Our goal this year is to focus on simplicity and intergenerational interactions for our children. We will have pancakes and assorted breakfast snacks with an acknowledgement of special dietary needs (gluten free and dairy free).

Sunday, 9/10/2023 - 11:15am Meeting for Worship  (Blended – in person and via zoom – limited visual) Join us at 11:10 am to troubleshoot and settle.

Saturday September 23rd - starting at 9 am - Annual Fall Workday,.

Note: Meeting requests that anyone in attendance at late worship every 4th First Day of each month will wear a mask/face covering. This practice will be undertaken to help support Friends with health conditions that require extra caution regarding exposure to contagious viruses. Anyone entering the library and worship room will be asked to wear a mask during late worship through rise of meeting and fellowship upstairs. We will try this practice for 6 months and evaluate its effect. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Other Events

Saturday, Sept. 2, visit Golden Rule in Milwaukee! Perhaps the best opportunity for Madison Friends to greet the captain, crew and supporters of this historic Quaker protest vessel will be on Saturday from 2-5 p.m. at the "Party in the Park" in Lakeshore State Park. The celebration, sponsored by Veterans for Peace and other groups, will include boat tours, music, and socializing. Water and light snacks provided, bring your own lawn chair. Jeremiah Cahill is planning to drive and could take 2-3 riders. Contact him to join in or help set up a larger carpool. Reach him at, or by phone at 608-333-9678. Rain date is Sunday Sept. 3. More information at


Recurring Opportunities:

 First Tuesdays of the Month - 10am - Experiment with Light meditation for anyone who’d like to join us. Developed by Quaker author Rex Ambler, Experiment with Light recreates the practice of silent worship as it was originally engaged in by George Fox and other early Friends. Contact Albert Bellg (Winnebago Worship Group) at for the Zoom link or to ask questions. You can find out more about the meditation at

FGC Ministry on Racism holds weekly Worship and Worship Sharing for both Friends of Color (Tuesdays 4pm CT) and white Friends / Friends of European Descent confronting racism and White Supremacy (Fridays 11am CT). See more on these and other events:

Friends in Russia are hosting a Daily International Meeting for Worship for Peace at 9:00 am Pacific / 12:00pm Eastern Time, (11am CT) attended by Friends all over the world. We welcome you to join us at .

Farley Center Events:


*Virtual Meetings for Worship, Business and Committees will be held by video or phone: Check Events for links to worship and programming. The Meetinghouse will be closed until further notice.

How to participate in virtual meetings with Zoom (created for NYM)

Every Sunday:  9:45 program or socializing, 11:15 Meeting for Worship. 

  • Worship Meetings and the Gathering today use the same Zoom connection from a computer, tablet or smartphone: The link includes the password, but it is Quaker if you are asked.

  • From a phone (for just audio): 312-626-6799 and enter the Meeting ID: 723 937 143 # and then the password  888622 
    You will be muted when you enter the meeting. 

First Day School activities: Please contact for information and details. 

ONGOING SCHEDULE and information when the Meetinghouse reopens in the future:

*Driving to Meeting: If you are able to walk to the Meetinghouse please park in the neighborhood: in the Monroe St Library lot or on West Lawn, Keyes or Rowley. First priority for Meetinghouse parking lot is for folks with mobility concerns!



  • 8:30 am - Meeting for Worship
  • 9:45 am - weekly except First Sundays: Socializing and Quaker Topic forums* (Brunch only during the school year, but often there are snacks at the Meetinghouse)
  • 9:45 am - First Sundays: Monthly Meeting for Business on the Basis of Worship begins - Direct concerns to the presiding clerk ( by Wednesday prior to Meeting. Childcare will be provided for children aged 6 weeks -10 years downstairs.
  • 1st & 3rdD Sundays: Sand Ridge Meeting for Worship Group, 3981 County Road JJ, 767-2885
  • 11:00 am : During in-person worship, programming for children and youth begins at 11:00 am. Nursery (Age 0 - 3 ), Littles (Age 3 - 7), Elementary (Age 7 - 10), Middle school Age 10 - 13). 
  • 11:15 am - Meeting for Worship. First Day School classes and nursery, or when not in session there are activities and supervision for children downstairs during Meeting for Worship.
  • 12:30 pm (1st Sunday) - Food Pantry Baskets picked up from beneath the coat rack
  • 4:30 pm, third Sunday of the month: High Schoolers meet.


  • 5:30 pm - Meeting for Worship


  • 4:45 pm - Luke House Community Meal, 310 S. Ingersoll St. (1st Wednesday)
  • 5:30 pm - Meeting for Worship



  • 1:00 pm (1st Sunday) - PSEC Climate Change Subcommittee (all interested are welcome to attend!) Contact
  • 1:00 pm (4th Sunday) - PSEC Anti-racism subcommittee (all interested are welcome to attend!) Contact


(Email committee clerks to verify times)

  • 6:30 pm - Finance Committee (3rd Tuesday)
  • 7:00 pm - Nominating Committee (1st Thursday)
  • 7:00 pm - Building & Grounds Committee (2nd Thursday)
  • 7:00 pm - Care Committee (3rd Thursday)
  • 7:00 pm - Ministry & Counsel(3rd Thursday)

*Friends are invited to lead or contribute ideas for the Gathering program. For Quaker Topics or other program scheduling, contact Eric Howland (233-7072,


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