Welcome

The historic Cornwall meeting house in Cornwall, NY

Cornwall Monthly Meeting convenes for unprogrammed worship every Sunday at 10:30 a.m.  Child care and religious education for older children are available during our silent worship.  For more information about the nature of Quaker worship as practiced by our Meeting, please click here.  For a short film for those visiting an unprogrammed Quaker Meeting for the first time, please click here.

Announcements and News:

Creative Courage: Art & Fear: On May 24, 1:00 – 5:00 pm, Cornwall Meetinghouse will host an arts-community conversation hosted by Jonathan Talbot, “identifying strategies for defending artistic freedom.”  It’s free and registration is available by clicking here.

First Day School Watershed Project:  Our children have been studying the importance of clean water to all aspects of our lives, and have taken trips to various sites concerning our watershed.  They recently built a watershed of their own — and it worked!

From our Peace and Social Action Committee: Upcoming Marches:
June 11: National Pride March
July 2: Lawyer’s March in DC (you don’t have to be a lawyer)

Our Yearly Meeting held its Spring Sessions in Locust Valley, New York on April 1-2, 2017.  Several Cornwall Friends are active in various capacities of the Yearly Meeting’s activities.  Those interested are encouraged to click here for more information.

FWCC:  In March 2017, Cornwall hosted a group of Friends visiting the area as part of the Friends World Committee on Consultation – Americas.  These Friends were from seven different South and Central American countries, including Cuba.  The 16th query was offered because of the concern for sustainability that arose from the 2016 convocation in Peru last Spring.  Cornwall Friends were fortunate to experience this gathered meeting of one heart.

Cornwall has expressed concerns about the events taking place in the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota.  Those concerned with environmental degradation and respect for Native Americans are encouraged to refer to information available here and elsewhere, and take action.  Some Cornwall Friends participated in a Solidarity March at the Army Corps of Engineers District Office in New York City on Tuesday, November 15, 2016.

 The Cornwall Historical Society conducted its meeting at Cornwall Friends Meetinghouse on September 26, 2016.  Speakers from the Quaker Meeting presented information on the past intimate relationship between the Sands-Ring home and the Meetinghouse; the contribution Quakers have made to the life and growth of Cornwall; and the current and future activities of the Religious Society of Friends in the region.  More information about the Historical Society is available here.

Historic Smith Clove Meetinghouse opened its doors on Sunday August 28, 2016, for our annual worship.  The Meetinghouse is a valued preservation of early 19th century religious practice.  Worship was conducted from 11:00 to Noon, and visitors came early and stayed later to enjoy homemade ice cream and fellowship.  More information on Smith Clove, including directions, is available here.

 

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