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Schedule of Upcoming Meeting Events

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Upcoming Meeting Events

Sunday, March 19- 8:30 am Meeting for Worship In person only

Sunday March 19 - 9:45 am  Quaker Topics: Chuck Schobert and Kat Griffith share about their recent trip to visit Friends in El Salvador

Sunday, March 19 - 11:15 am Meeting for Worship (Blended – in person and via zoom)


Sunday, March 26 - 8:30 am Meeting for Worship In person only

Sunday, March 26: 9:45 am - Quaker Topics: FCNL consultation with meetings about advocating on reproductive health issues.

Sunday, March 26 - 11:15 am Meeting for Worship (Blended – in person and via zoom)

Sunday, April 9, 9:45 am and potluck after late worship: George Lakey – long time Quaker activist, author and teacher – will be here at the Meetinghouse to discuss his new memoir Dancing with History: A Life for Peace and Justice, and the current state of politics and peace and justice movements in the US. People can also attend the 9:45 gathering virtually. The potluck will offer a chance for people to talk with George informally.

Sundat April 2 - 9:45am  Meeting for business (Blended – in person and via zoom)

Sunday April 23 - 9:30am-11:15am - Earth Day Celebration at the Meetinghouse.

Saturday May 6, ; 9am-3:45pm - Save-the-Date: MMM Retreat: The Journey is a Calling: What Makes Us Come Alive?: Participate all or part of the day; morning activities are kid-adaptable. Virtual participation will be accommodated. Lunch provided. Watch for more information about themes and registration in March. Brought to you by Ministry and Counsel.


Would you like to know more about Quakers? A group of us are meeting third and fourth Sundays through March from 1-2 pm to explore together what it means to be Quaker. Topics are: Faith into practice in daily life (Feb 19); Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business (Feb 26); Quaker prayer and worship (March 19) and Membership and Quakerism today (March 26). For more information, contact Julia Isaacs, Also, email Julia in advance for a zoom link. Come to as many sessions as fit in your schedule.


Covid guidelines for inperson Meetings:

High infection rate - masks are required
Medium infection rate - masks are recommended and can be removed while speaking
Low infection rate - masks are optional
Please note that we are not restricting food and drink inside the building, and hope that everyone takes into account risks to themselves and to others in our community.
Groups that rent space from us will continue to assess their risk and follow guidelines that they deem safe.

Other Events

Wednesday, March 22 11am Call for Medicaid Expansion: The Wisconsin Poor People's Campaign is planning a statewide action on Wednesday, March 22nd at the State Capitol in Madison at 11 am to highlight the need for Medicaid expansion. There will be speeches, singing and visits to the offices of Wisconsin Joint Finance Committee members to deliver petition signatures. The committee members will decide whether or not to expand Medicaid in Wisconsin.

April 1 2:30-3:30 David Couper Beyond the badge reflections of an Ex-cop by Rob Zalenski: Join a discussion and reading with David Couper and Rob Zalenski at Urban League, 2222 South Park, David Couper was Madison’s police chief for 21 years who when he stepped down in 1993 went on to become an Episcopal priest. Sponsored by Vets for Peace, WILPF, and WI Network for Peace and Justice. Info: 608-438-7480

April 10, from 1-3:00pm. : George Lakey will be at Room of One’s Own Bookstore, 2717 Atwood Ave, for a to discuss his new memoir Dancing with History: A Life for Peace and Justice, book signing on Monday afternoon, For more information, contact Elizabeth Humphries (

April 27 - 6pm CDT. Earlham School of Religion invites you the attend The Perkins Family Lecture Series with Parker J Palmer: All Real Living is Meeting; Close Encounters of the Quaker Kind. Tickets are $20 and you can watch via Zoom. For more information and to register:

Thursday May 18-7:00 pm: Interfaith Intersections. This program brings people together to hold intentional conversations on a variety of topics related to faith at Temple Beth El, 2702 Arbor Drive, Madison. RSVP:


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)

  • 7:00 pm - Nominating Committee (1st Thursday)
  • 6:30 pm - Finance Committee (2nd 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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