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Salem Quarter will gather for its fall meeting at Beacon Hill Friends Meeting, at the Beacon Hill Friends House (BHFH) at 6 Chestnut St, Boston, MA 02108.

Meeting for Worship begins at 10:30 am to be followed by a brown-bag lunch (with some supplementation from BHFM) and a program. The afternoon will conclude with Meeting for Worship for attention to Business of the Quarter.

Schedule for the day:

  • Worship – 10:30
  • Lunch – 11:45-12:30
  • Program – 12:30-2:00; break
  • Business – 2:15-3:30/4:00

Childcare is available – with advance notice. Please email Margy Carpenter at Margy.carp@gmail.com to request childcare.

The program for the day is (Preliminarily) titled: “A Conversation About Quarters.” What is a Quarter and what does it do–what is its list of ‘must-do’ functions? How do other quarters in our yearly meeting differ from ours in the way they operate or gather? What would be lost if the quarter didn’t meet? Quarters provide opportunities for education, outreach and meeting others; how can we make our quarter more vital? What relationship to our Living Faith gatherings might the quarters play? Should our Quarter’s borders/constituent meetings change?