Friday, April 27, 2012

Quaker SPICE: Not Oats!

“We’re more than oats,” Say West NewtonQuakers.  "We're SPICE-y!!"

The man on the Quaker Oats box is what many people think of when they hear the word Quaker.  But there’s more to Quakers than oats.  There’s Quaker SPICE – Simplicity, Peace, Integrity, Community, and Equality.  Quakers from West Newton Friends Church will be sharing about Quaker SPICE at the May 2nd edition of “Quaker Quest.”  The theme that night is “Quakers and Everyday Living: Simplicity.”

“Quaker Quest” is a series of free sessions that gives people a chance to learn about Quakers today.  “Quakers and Everyday Living” will be held at West Newton Friends Church at 6800 S. Mooresville Road in Indianapolis at 6:30 p.m. on April 25th and May 2nd.  Dan Burger and Florence Emma Peery, two Quakers from West Newton Friends Church, will be sharing short personal presentations on Quaker life based on their own experience.

Quaker Quest sessions are open to the public and are held on the next three Wednesday evenings.  The programs include small group discussions, time for questions and answers, and an opportunity to experience a bit of Quaker worship.   Refreshments and childcare will be provided as well.  Advance reservations aren't necessary and the sessions are free.

The schedule for Quaker Quest is
May 2
Quakers and Everyday Living
May 9
Quakers and Jesus
May 16
Quakers and Worship

 The Friends, as Quakers are formally known, will also be available after the sessions for further visiting, answering questions, and hearing from folks who attend. 

People interested in attending, or learning more about Quakers, should contact West Newton Friends Church at 317-856-5967 or

West Newton Friends Church
6800 S. Mooresville Rd Indianapolis, IN 46221

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