The 11:40 Hour programs are held on Sunday after meeting for worship. These spiritually centered hours try to express the Spirit in our midst through sharing our faith and perspectives and through examining issues of our times. The programs are coordinated by the 11:40 Hour Committee. which tries to present a balanced mix of programs that build community, enhance our spiritual life, and raise social consciousness. Programs offered by Mount Toby committees, and programs devoted to the spiritual journeys of Friends, have priority; individuals also offer programs. The Committee occasionally develops programs around special concerns in the Meeting but does not take on tasks more appropriately dealt with in other committees. Quakers from other Meetings may offer programs, preferably when sponsored by a Mount Toby committee. Presenters are not paid, and donations may not be solicited. Programs are announced in the Newsletter, on the entry doors, and during announcements after meeting for worship. They are offered from early September through mid June, but not on days of meeting for business, fellowship lunch, Quarterly Meeting, or major holidays.
If you would like Mt Toby to consider your request for holding an 11:40 hour, please complete the following form and send it to one of the committee members indicated on this request form.
Schedule of 11:40 Hours in the current season:
Sept. 22: Sociocracy!
Sept. 29: Nominating Committee
Oct. 6: no 11:40 – Program at 1:00 by Peace and Social Concerns
Oct. 27: Following a Leading – Climate Witness Committee
Nov. 3: Friends of Kakamega – Nicola Metcalf
Nov. 24: Gratitude – Ben Tousley
Dec. 1: Refuge for Transgender Asylum Seekers in Holyoke – Immigrant Solidarity Committee
Dec. 22: Singing! – Dan
Dec. 29: Welcoming! Poetry to Welcome the New Year
Jan. 5: Spiritual Journey – Hal White
Jan. 26: State of Society – Care & Counsel, Ministry & Worship
Feb. 2: Clerking Committees – Cat Chapin-Bishop
Feb. 23: Standing with our Muslim Neighbors – Peter Blood, Geoff Lobenstein
Mar. 1: The Peace Testimony – Peace & Social Concerns Committee
Mar. 22: Worship Sharing on Living with Dying – Care & council