Meeting in the Time of Coronavirus

posted Mar 28, 2020, 9:42 AM by Greg Murray   [ updated Mar 28, 2020, 9:43 AM ]

In keeping with Governor Whitmer's "Stay Home, Stay Safe" executive  order, Western Theological Seminary will be closed at least through 13 April 2020.  During that time, our Meeting for Worship will be held virtually, via either Zoom or Google Meets (= Google Hangouts).  If you're not already receiving email updates about this and would like to join us, please email

No meeting on 29 December 2019!

posted Dec 21, 2019, 8:57 AM by Greg Murray

Due to the holiday shutdown of the part of Western Theological Seminary where we usually meet, there will be no meeting for worship on this 5th Sunday.  Those who are interested in getting together for fellowship anyway will meet for breakfast at 9:30 at Community Kitchen, which is also held in the seminary at 101 E. 13th St.  Use the main entrance to the west of where we usually enter for meeting.

Green Pastures Quarterly Meeting - Fall 2016

posted Sep 7, 2016, 7:24 AM by Site Administrator

When:  Saturday, September 17, 2016, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Where:  Michigan Friends Center (7748 Clark Lake Rd, Chelsea, MI 48118)

Program includes: 

o   Natalie Holbrook , American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) Michigan Director to talk about the Michigan Criminal Justice Program, including The Good Neighbor Project

o   Singing  led by Thomas Taylor (Ann Arbor)

o   Walking the trails of Friends Lake

o   Updates on the upcoming clerking workshop led by Art Larrabee; on Michigan Quakers for Environmental Action (MQEA),  and on Friends School.

o   Meeting for Worship for the Conduct of Business

o   Lunch arranged by Birmingham Friends ($7.50 suggested donation)

o   Youth program by Red Cedar Meeting

o   Time to get to know and to form bonds with fellow Quakers  and with the natural world.  

2016 Green Pastures Quarterly Meeting

posted Jan 18, 2016, 1:20 PM by Site Administrator

Mid-Winter Gathering 2016

Hosted by Grand Rapids Friends Meeting

Saturday, February 27
9:00am – 4:00pm

Genesis United Methodist Church 
1601 Galbraith Avenue SE 
(2 miles east of I-96, off Cascade Road SE)
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Annual Muste Lecture to Consider the Power of Nonviolence

posted Nov 5, 2013, 10:27 AM by Site Administrator

Dr. David Cortright will present the address “The power of nonviolence: Why peaceful methods are more effective than the use of force” on Thursday, Nov. 7, at 7:30 p.m. in Wichers Auditorium of Nykerk Hall of Music through the A.J. Muste Memorial Lecture Series at Hope College.

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We Have Faith Exhibit on Display at Hope Church

posted Nov 5, 2013, 10:26 AM by Site Administrator

A photo exhibit entitled, We Have Faith, will be on display in the Gathering Area at Hope Church, November 3–17, 2013. We Have Faith is a museum-quality traveling photo-text exhibit featuring well-known LGBT and allied clergy and people of many faiths and denominations, including Christians, Jews and Muslims. A public open house will be held on Sunday, November 10, 2-4 p.m. with comments at 3 p.m. All are invited to experience this exceptional and inspiring resource that will open minds and hearts. This exhibit is sponsored by Hope Church’s Reconciliation Ministry. Hope Church is located at 77 W. 11th Street in Holland. For more information, please go to

Expanded Meeting Schedule

posted Feb 26, 2013, 9:08 AM by Site Administrator

The meeting has been given approval from Western Theological Seminary for us to meet there on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sunday of every month, rather than just the second Sunday as we've been doing for the last couple of years.

Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream workshop at Michigan Friends Center, Saturday, October 6, 2012

posted Sep 25, 2012, 2:15 PM by Site Administrator

All are invited to participate in a day-long (9:30 – 3:30) workshop at Michigan Friends Center on Saturday, October 6, entitled “Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream.” 

The workshop has been designed to help “bring forth an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling and socially just human presence on Earth.”  The day will include presentations, videos, discussions and meditation periods.  The workshop has been developed by the international Pachamama Alliance, with participation from many leading figures and organizations, including Voices for Earth Justice.

Lunch will be provided.  The event is free; a contribution toward the cost of lunch will be accepted.

Please register by Thursday, October 4.  Online registration is available at or

Or send an email message to or

Beal Memorial Lecture: "Peacemaking in a Violent World: A Christian Perspective

posted Sep 24, 2012, 4:18 AM by Site Administrator   [ updated Sep 24, 2012, 4:20 AM ]

Thurs, Sept. 27, 7pm

by Dr. Steve Bouma-Prediger, professor of religion at Hope College. Q&A and fellowship time follow.  Open to all. Hosted by Peace with Justice group of First United Methodist Church, with the collaboration of 28 diverse congregations and groups, including ACEH (Aliance for Cultural and Ethnic Harmony).  Event named for the late Dr. Philip Beal, peace activist, teacher, ACEH member.  At First United Methodist Church, 57 West 10th St, Holland.

Friends General Conference Gathering

posted Jan 10, 2011, 12:59 PM by Site Administrator   [ updated Jan 10, 2011, 1:01 PM ]

The Friends General Conference Gathering will be at Grinnell College in Iowa from 3-9 July (see

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