Spiritual State of the Meeting – 2010

During 2010, the Mattaponi Friends Preparative Meeting changed its meeting schedule from every first and third Sunday of each month to every Sunday. First Sunday is spent with Meeting for Worship first hour and Meeting for Business second hour; third Sunday is spent with Meeting for Worship first hour and Meeting for Discussion second hour, followed by a potluck social lunch; on second, fourth, and fifth Sundays, only Meeting for Worship is observed. Meeting for Worship begins with 10-15 minutes of group singing followed by silent meeting for the rest of the hour. Fifth Sundays are sometimes used as a time for social gatherings or committee meetings. Continue reading

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Spiritual State of the Meeting – 2009

The Mattaponi Friends Preparative Meeting meets every first and third Sunday of each month with Meeting for Worship first hour and Meeting for Business second hour on first Sundays and Meeting for Discussion second hour on third Sundays. Meeting for Worship begins with 10-15 minutes of group singing followed by silent meeting for the rest of the hour. Meeting for Discussion on third Sundays is followed by a potluck social lunch. Fifth Sundays are sometimes used as a time for social gatherings or committee meetings.
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Spiritual State of the Meeting – 2007

Summary of the Past Year’s Meetings

Mattaponi Friends Preparative Meeting, which meets at Dayspring Farm in Cologne, Virginia, enjoys the support of nine families, couples, and individuals and the regular bimonthly attendance of approximately eight adults and five children as well as the occasional attendance and guest attendance of various others in the surrounding communities. The meeting typically follows a pattern of gathering together in song followed by silent worship for the first hour, with Young Friends exiting ten to fifteen minutes into silent worship for fellowship, and alternating meeting for business with adult discussion during the second hour. A potluck lunch follows second hour on the third Sunday of each month. Meeting sometimes meets on fifth Sunday for fellowship, committee meetings, and/or other specially planned activities.
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