11:40 Hour

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

Mar. 29:

Apr. 5:

Apr. 26:

May 3:

May 24:

May 31:

June 7:

June 28: