July 22, 2017
9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Barn.
$45.00 (includes lunch).
The Spiritual Deepening Program from FGC
The Spiritual Deepening Program seeks to deepen the life, worship, and witness of Quaker meetings, individual Friends, and newcomers. The program serves those who are new to the Quaker way by presenting resources important to the personal and communal spiritual journey. It serves Friends who are no longer new by providing additional depth and encouragement to continue their travel on the Quaker journey.
Spiritual Formation Program from BYM
The Spiritual Formation Program has three elements:
(1) Retreat weekends in the spring and the fall engage participants in exploring their individual spiritual lives and sharing their discoveries within small groups or with other individual participants. (It is strongly recommended but not mandatory to attend the retreats.)
(2) At home, each participant is encouraged to devote at least 15 minutes per day to a spiritual practice. Resources for exploring a wide range of spiritual practices are available.
(3) Also at home, participants attend two meetings per month: a meeting of the entire local group to share hospitality and reflections on a spiritual reading that all have agreed to read; and a gathering with a friendship group, a subset of 3-5 people from the local group. Friendship groups meet at times and places of their own choosing to share personal spiritual journeys and to support one another in spiritual practices.
The book discussion group is reading reading A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman.
The discussion group will meet at 7 pm at the Stanton’s home on Wednesday, May 31.
An inspiring affirmation of love for life and acceptance of people for their essence and individual quirks. A Man Called Ove is a perfect selection for book clubs. It’s well written and replete with universal concerns. It lacks violence and profanity, is life-affirming and relationship-driven. The book is bittersweet, tender, often wickedly humorous and almost certain to elicit tears. I contentedly wept my way through a box of tissues when I first read the novel and again when I savored it for a second time.– BookBrowse.com
Friday, May 12, 2017 | 7:30 PM | $15
Join Charlie Zahm for an Evening of Broadway Music. With a baritone voice some have described as “coming along once in a generation,” Charlie is perfect to perform for us a great variety of Broadway Tunes. Charlie is also one of the most popular soloists at Celtic music festivals, Maritime, and American Traditional music events anywhere east of the Mississippi. A master of the guitar as well, Charlie brings an authentic love and respect for the music he sings-and with dashes of humor and a light in his eyes, he will draw you into the stories of his songs! Charlie will be accompanied by guitarist Steve Hobson.
Charlie has always been taken by the senses of time, place and social consciousness preserved in traditional music, and through years of dedication and a wide variety of studies and travels he has earned a reputation of truly being committed to his craft.
Tickets are $15, and will be available at the door. Doors will open at 7:00 PM, and concert will start at 7:30 PM. For more information call: 610-869-8076.
The Friends Folk Club is an all volunteer-community run concert series.
The book discussion group is reading Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance.
The discussion group will meet at 7 pm at the Stanton’s home on Wednesday, April 26.
Friends will enjoy a Men’s Breakfast at Oxford Friends Meeting on Sunday, April 30, 2017. Breakfast will be served at 9 AM. Meeting for worship will begin at 10:30
The LanChester Chorus will present a Spring Concert at Oxford Friends Meeting on Friday, April 21, 2017 at 7:30 PM.
The Chorus consists of 25-30 mixed voices from communities within Lancaster and Chester Counties and has been meeting in Christiana, PA for the past 60+ years.
Music performed at spring concerts is a combination of traditional, patriotic, show tunes, and fun numbers.
The current Director is Kimberly Kusnersyk and Accompanist is Christine Keiffer.
Doors open at 7:00 pm and starts at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $8 for adults, Children 12 and under are free. Refreshments are available at a reasonable price.
Lee Stanton has organized Unction Junction, a night of music on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 7 p.m. at Oxford Meeting.
Lee Stanton, Tim Kirk and other musicians will be entertaining us with wonderful music.
Refreshments will be available. Donations will be accepted.
The book discussion group is reading The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson, winner of the Pulitzer Prize. This book won the National Book Critics Circle Award, among other honors. Visit isabelwilkerson.com for more information.
The discussion group will meet at 7 pm at the Stanton’s home on Wednesday, March 22.