WILMINGTON — Wilmington Friends Meeting (Quakers) will hold an open house event 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 27 at their meeting house at 66 N. Mulberry St. in Wilmington.
The community is invited to see the facility, meet some of the members and learn about the group’s ministries. Representatives of Clinton County Adult Day Center and Arcadia Learning Commons will also be present to provide information about their programs. Both of these organizations are based in the meeting house.
Wilmington Friends Meeting supports its members and attenders in their spiritual journeys as they seek the will of God in their lives. As followers of Christ, the group is committed to the traditional Quaker values of Integrity, Equality, Simplicity, Community, Peacemaking and Stewardship. The form of worship includes music, prayer, the sharing of blessings and concerns, a prepared sermon by the pastor and time for traditional Quaker silent worship.
The Meeting has an active children’s program including child care during worship, Sunday school classes and a youth group. Its ministry of music is particularly dynamic with both vocal and bell choir groups in addition to piano and organ music and congregational singing.
The pastor, Julie Rudd, has been serving the meeting for the past five years and, in addition to her regular ministry to members, is active in interfaith and community service groups in the City of Wilmington. The Meeting has been a fixture in downtown Wilmington for almost 150 years.
Clinton County Adult Day Center provides supervision and/or assistance with the activities of daily living to impaired adults in a protective group setting. This service enables clients to remain in the community, and allows families to continue caring for their loved ones at home, thus avoiding premature or inappropriate institutionalization.
Arcadia Learning Commons is a non-profit organization that partners with young people and their families to support their personal and intellectual growth. They provide mentors, space, and a supportive community for self-directed learning.
The open house will coincide with the Clinton County Farmers Market. Attendees are encouraged to park in the city parking lot at the corner of Mulberry and Locust streets and plan on visiting some Farmer’s Market booths in addition to visiting the meeting house. The Meeting’s website is at http://www.wilmingtonfriendsohio.org.