Interchange – Winter 2010

As we reflect on the past several months Valley Friends have embraced each other and also reached out to our wider community. The Meeting House furnishes space for two home school groups to meet each week. A mindfulnessbased meditation group meets weekly and has provided those attending tools to enhance meditation practice. Some of the folks attending the meditation group have found their way to Sunday morning worship. A twice monthly soup and book group and a twice monthly breakfast group are offered. Both of these are open groups. Continue reading

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Spiritual State of the Meeting – 2008

Valley Friends Meeting has had an active year. We have had wide involvement in those things which support meeting life: Meeting for worship, social engagement and service, community and fellowship, youth activities and adult education. Continue reading

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Interchange – Spring 2009

Young Friends at Valley Meeting have contributed much to the life of the meeting over the past several months. With the help of an experienced quilter they have completed three care quilts to be given to welcome new babies and for those who are experiencing illness or otherwise in need of our support. As an intergenerational activity they interviewed senior members of the meeting on their life experiences. Their thoughtful questions provided all of us with delightful insights into the early lives of these Friends. Adults were invited to join young Friends when they participated in the bowlathon for Big Brothers and Big Sisters. The older young folk are discussing and practicing techniques that can be used to enhance settling into Meeting for Worship. Two of their group are looking forward to attending Quaker camp this summer. Continue reading

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