Wednesday, April 18, 2012
We Ain't the Amish -- Quaker Quest
“We’re Not the Amish” Say the Quakers
Many people have stereotypes about Quakers – that they dress like the man on the Quaker Oats box. That they ride in horse-drawn buggies. That they don’t use electricity. That, in other words, they are just like the Amish. While Quakers have great respect for the Amish, they want to dispel any ideas that Quakers are Amish! West Newton Friends Church will be addressing that issue at the April 25th & May 2nd editions of “Quaker Quest.” The theme those nights is “Quakers and Everyday Living.”
“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. Two Quakers from West Newton Friends Church will be sharing short personal presentations on Quaker life based on their own experience.
The Quaker Quest sessions are open to the public and are held on 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.
All visitors will receive a complimentary autographed copy of Mind the Light: Learning to See with Spiritual Eyes by Quaker author and West Newton Friends Church member J. Brent Bill.
The schedule for Quaker Quest is
April 25 Quakers and Everyday Living
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
West Newton Friends Church
6800 S. Mooresville Rd Indianapolis, IN 46221