Worcester Friends Meeting Calendar


March 28th 10am to 2pm Amherst, MA
Subject: Inform to Reform: How you can end mass incarceration in MASS.
Join activists and state legislators at a free forum, "Inform to Reform: How you can End Mass Incarceration in Massachusetts," on Saturday, March 28, 10 am to 2 pm, at 165 Main St., First Congregational Church UCC in Amherst. Featured speaker is State Senate President Stan Rosenberg. Mt. Holyoke senior Jessica Morris will speak on creating a more just pre-trial and bail system based on likelihood to show up for trial and risk, versus ability to pay. Morris is a senior fellow with the Roosevelt Institute and author of a white paper on pretrial and bail reform.

Free admission and refreshments. Register at tinyurl.com/Inform-Reform,

The First Friday Film Series

April 3 at 7pm  •  The Real Dirt on Farmer John
The epic tale of a maverick Midwestern farmer. Farmer John bravely stands amidst a failing economy, vicious rumors, and violence. This powerful story of transformation and renewal heralds a resurrection of farming in America. "Unbelievably special... a real and gripping story with insight and humor." ~ Al Gore, former Vice-President

May 1 at 7pm  •  The Gatekeepers
New light shed on the Israeli Occupation in the aftermath of the Six Day War. For the first time ever, six former heads of the Shin Bet, Israel's secret service agency, reflect publicly on their actions and decisions on the controversy. "Potent enough to alter how you see the world. Riveting from beginning to end, it's the autobiography of a country, if you will, told by ultimate insiders." ~ Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

The Third Friday Spoken Word Events

Friday, March 20. 7:30pm
Stephen Collins will perform his one person play, A Search for Justice. This performance piece will examine issues of social, political and religious justice. We will hear the words of Abolitionist Editor William Lloyd Garrison, Thomas Hardy and others, as they comment on war and religion.

Friday, April 17. 7:30pm
An Evening of Friendly Sharing. Join Friends for an evening of reading original or favorite works of poetry and prose, music and song. There will be a time limit of five minutes so everyone can share a piece.

Friday, May 15. 7:00pm
Bob Reiser shares An Evening with Grandpa Abe and Uncle Ahmet. In the Middle East, a Muslim and a Jewish storyteller duel to become the chief tale-spinner for their city. Can stories mend a wounded world?

Friday, June 19. 7:00pm
Gwen Prescutti will perform Rhetoric of Survival, a program that broadens insight into the inspirational heroism, perseverance and individual willpower of women of color.

Saturday, June 20. 11am
Gwen Prescutti will share an intergenerational program of Multicultural Folktales. Journey with Br'er Rabbit as he lays out a scheme, or see how Brother Turtle uses his mind to outsmart Old Coyote.

Watch this space for more upcoming events!


Every Tuesday, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
     Vigil for Peace at Lincoln Square, Worcester. with Sts. Francis and Therese Catholic Worker.
     Info? Clarence Burley.

Every Wednesday, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
     Midweek Worship at the Meeting House.
     Info? Clarence Burley.

Monthly on Second Sundays, 9:00 a.m.
     Meeting for Business. Please bring new white socks for the homeless via Worcester Fellowship.
     Info? Clarence Burley.

Monthly on Second Wednesdays, 6.00 p.m.
     Dinner at Dismas House, 30 Richards St., Worcester, Bring something for pot-luck.
     Info? Paul Gallagher.

Monthly on Third Fridays, 3:30 p.m.
     Worship Group at Briarwood, Worcester.
     Info? Clarence Burley.

Throughout the year:
     Donate to the Fitchburg homeless. Toiletries, Gently Used Clothing (like men's suits) or cash in the
     THANK YOU box envelope.
     Info? Barbara Sullivan.

     "Walk cheerfully over the world, answering that of God in everyone."