News & Announcements
The Girl Scouts who meet at West Newton spent some time beautifying our grounds! What a wonderful gesture on their part.
Our thanks go out to these lovely young women.
Friends from West Newton are invited to volunteer on Sunday, July 23rd at the Walk a Mile in a Refugee's Shoes FREE advocacy event hosted by Coalition for Our Immigrant Neighbors (COIN).
At the March Monthly Meeting for Worship with a Concern for Business, Ministry and Council was charged with coming up for a way for us as a community of faith to spend some time in discerment regarding our future. Our next spiritual conversation is May 14 during the Sunday School hour.
We will have spiritual conversations during that time about what we individually and corporately think God is calling us to do as we move into the future. You are invited to think about what your feel God has planned for our future and come share it.
In December of 2014, Ministry and Counsel was charged with finding a way for Friends at West Newton to discuss marriage equality. It was felt that the time was long passed for us to do so, since the issue was important both in our civic life as Friends, as followers of Jesus, and members of Western Yearly Meeting.
For the next two Sundays (7/5 & 7/12), we will be collecting special offerings to help rebuilding some of the burned black churches. At the end of June, four predominantly black churches were burned down by arsonists in a clear attempt to strike a blow at the heart of the black community. As fellow children of God, we stand with our sisters and brothers to help them rebuild these buildings -- which are not just houses of worship but centers of ministry for their community.
West Newton Friends is a Quaker Meeting in Decatur Township, Marion County, Indiana. It is located on the southwest side of Indianapolis, outside of the Interstate 465 loop just a little way off of Kentucky Avenue (Highway 67). We have a farm field to the West, a retirement facility to the North, and more farm fields and housing developments nearby.