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West Newton Friends Meeting

On April 3, 2022 we will resume meeting at the Meetinghouse and on Zoom for hybrid meeting for worship. The Zoom meetingroom opens at 9:15 a.m. The first half hour will be semi-programmed. It begins at 9:30 a.m. 

The second half hour is unprogrammed. It begins at 10:00 a.m. 

The entire Meeting for Worship is recorded and posted on YouTube. 

Friends can join Zoom for the first half hour, the second half hour, or both. You can leave whenever is best for you. Here is the information about attending via Zoom:

Join Zoom Meeting

We do have Sunday School at 10:45 on Sunday mornings. Please send an email to get the Zoom link to it if you can't join in person.

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West Newton Friends Meeting (church) is a  fellowship of Quakers, seeking to live in close relationship to God. Because of God's love and grace for each of us and led by Jesus' example, we are committed to:

    - welcoming all people regardless of ethnic origin, race, political party, sexual orientation, or gender identity

    - working for peace and equality in our community and world

    - working in our community and schools in whatever ways they think we might be helpful

    - inviting everyone to seek God along with us

You Are Welcome Here!

Meeting Times

9:30 am -- Worship

10:30 -- Coffee and Fellowship

10:45 -- Religious Education for All Ages





What's New

On Sunday, October 27, six West Newton Friends ate lunch at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art with educator and museum volunteer Sharon Mills. Sharon then led the group on a tour of the second floor to help us get acquainted with the Native Americans who inhabited the land around Indianapolis.

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As part of our study of Quakers and Native American relations, Shane Fox, treasurer and drum keeper of the Miami Nation of Indiana, will be our guest during Sunday School on November 3, 2019. Shane will share with us about the history of the Miami (on whose tribal land our meetinghouse sits) and about Miami life in Indiana today. There will also be a time of questions and answers.

All are welcome to this event.

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As part of our study on Quaker and Native American relations, we'll be taking a field trip to the Eiteljog Museum on October 27. We'll have lunch there and then Susan Mills, a docent, will give us a private tour.  Details to follow!

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West Newton Friends Meeting

Minute In Favor of Civil Civic Discourse And

A Ban on Assault Style Rifles and High Capacity Magazines

 

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On July 21 during Meeting for Learning we discussed ways that we might be of practical assistance to those in need on our southern border. By practical assistance we had in mind the words of Jesus in Matthew 25 -- "For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me." Toward that end, Ministry and Counsel had asked me to be touch with Friends Meetings that are providing or working with groups to provide such assistance.

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West Newton Friends Meeting

Minute In Support of Anti-Hate/Bias Crimes Legislation

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Worship with us!

317-856-5967
6800 S. Mooresville Rd.
Indianapolis, IN 46221
United States
Meeting Times: 

9:30 am -- Worship

10:30 -- Coffee and Fellowship

10:45 -- Religious Education for All Ages





Quaker Quote

"Whoever can reconcile this, ‘Resist not evil’, with ‘Resist violence by force’, again, ‘Give also thy other cheek’, with ‘Strike again’; also ‘Love thine enemies’, with ‘Spoil them, make a prey of them, pursue them with fire and the sword’, or, ‘Pray for those that persecute you, and those that calumniate you’, with ‘Persecute them by fines, imprisonments and death itself’, whoever, I say, can find a means to reconcile these things may be supposed also to have found a way to reconcile God with the Devil, Christ with Antichrist, Light with Darkness, and good with evil. But if this be impossible, as indeed it is impossible, so will also the other be impossible, and men do but deceive both themselves and others, while they boldly adventure to establish such absurd and impossible things." -- Robert Barclay, 1678

The quotations used in this space are from Quakers. The quotes will be changed often to give a feeling for the thinking of some of those who passed this way before us and Friends today.