Conversation and Refreshments (June – August)
Join Friends on Sunday morning from approximately 9:35 to 10:10 for casual conversation and refreshments. Depending on the weather, we will either be at the picnic table in the front yard or in the Community Room in the back of the Meeting House.
Please join friends for Connections from 9:45 to 10:45 on Sunday mornings. This is a way to get to know each other in a more personal way as we share and learn. Topics vary from Quaker History, Bible Study, and Social Concerns to sharing of Spiritual Journeys. There is child care available.
Meetings for Business
Charlottesville Friends Meeting holds Meeting for Business monthly on the First Sunday of the month following the later Meeting for Worship. This is the time when the business of running the meeting occurs, including reports of the work of the various committees, care for the finances of the meeting, and other such necessary functions. Child care is provided.
The Second Sunday of the month we have potluck following the later worship. Please bring a dish to share. We almost always have a tasty array of dishes to enjoy, including child friendly food.
The November potluck will be a rice and beans meal with money raised for the Food Bank and Oxfam.
Every fall we reinitiate Friendly Circles. These are small groups of people who gather together around a topic or activity. They are a great way to get to know people within the meeting community outside of worship and enrich your life. New circles are formed and the old ones are reorganized each fall. If you are new to our meeting community and would like to learn about current Friendly Circles that you might join, please contact a member of Ministry and Worship.
Every year we engage in a ministry to the homeless. For two weeks in the late fall or winter we provide a hot dinner and a cot for homeless women in the Charlottesville area. Most of our meeting house is taken over with this project, and we are blessed as we serve friends in need. We usually host in January.