HOPEWELL MEETING is 275 Years Old!
Join Us During Our Yearlong Celebration….

We invite everyone affiliated with BYM to join us as we mark this historic commemoration of 275 years of worship as Quakers in the Shenandoah Valley. Yearlong activities will include Open House days at our 250-year-old historic, landmark meeting house in Clearbrook, VA. Explore the 250-year-old building, graveyard and grounds; learn about our unique history as Quakers and the first settlers of Apple Pie Ridge and the Winchester area in 1734.

For more information, visit our website at If you’ve never visited Hopewell before, this is the time to do it!

275th Anniversary Schedule of Events:

Four Wednesday Evenings of Open Dialogues on The Quaker Way: A Spiritual Path for Today

Commemorating Hopewell’s Presence — Yesterday and Today — in the Shenandoah Valley on October 7, 14, 21, 28 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at Centre Meeting House in Winchester, corner of Piccadilly & North Washington Streets.

Hopewell Centre members will share personal experiences as Quakers in the 21st Century and shed “light” on the Quaker spiritual path for those who are curious about The Religious Society of Friends and open to learning more.

  • 10/7 Quakers: My Spiritual Home Today-How I got here; Why I stayed (Linda Wilk, Betty McCormick, Pam Hambach)
  • 10/14 Quaker Worship – Why the Silence? Who’s the Minister? (Bob Sekinger, Hilde Matheson, Maggie Stetler)
  • 10/21 Peace & Social Justice – In My Life, In the World (Anne Bacon, R. Dixon Bell)
  • 10/28 Simplicity- Clearing Our Minds, Clearing Our Lives (Jim Riley, Martha Hanley)

Will include a brief Silent Worship, Q & A period, and light refreshments. Open & free to the public.

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