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Wrightstown Friends Meeting is located at 535 Durham Road, Newtown 18940. The Meeting enjoy a supportive faith community and First Day (Sunday) School and has been a part of Bucks Quarter Quaker community for more than 300 years. The present meetinghouse was completed in 1787. The Wrightstown Friends Nursery School, on the same site, is under the care of the Meeting.

WRIGHTSTOWN >> Continuing a new tradition of friendly musical gatherings, the Wrightstown Friends Meeting will host a winter coffeehouse on Saturday, December 7.

This free public event with be held in the library, upstairs in the Wrightstown Friends Meeting House. Coffee, tea and additional light refreshments will be offered, with donations accepted, but not expected.

Doors open at 4 p.m. with a program from 4:30 to 7:30. All musicians or poets who wish to perform are invited to email wfm.coffeehouse@gmail.com by December 1.

Wrightstown Meeting began revitalizing its public outreach efforts early in the year, featuring Musical Coffeehouses on seasonal weekends and Conversations for Confusing Times on mostly-monthly weeknights.

“We’ve enjoyed welcoming our neighbors and giving them a chance to get to know our facilities, activities and members,” said Jeff Cogshall, Assistant Clerk of Outreach. “We’ve been really pleased with the response.”

Talented musicians have played folk, rock and even some children’s music at previous events, and sometimes the audience joins in for singing. “Last summer’s outdoor Coffeehouse was great fun,” said Tim Saxon, a visitor and performer from Swarthmore. “The music was great, and it was nice to meet new people in a relaxed family setting.” Poets have also been welcomed to share the mic.

Committee members are looking forward to the upcoming low-key winter Coffeehouse in the more intimate Meeting library. “This setting will be perfect for a cozy acoustic evening as winter begins to set in,” said Michelle Hunter, clerk of the Outreach Committee.

Free parking is available on site at the smoke-and-drug free WFM campus at 535 Durham Road, Newtown. Unfortunately, the library venue is not accessible to those using walkers or wheelchairs.

For information about upcoming Coffeehouses, Conversations or DIY events at Wrightstown Friends Meeting, interested parties can consult Wrightstown Friends website at www.wrightstownfriendsmeeting.org/

Wrightstown Friends events are also listed on Meetup.com, where one can join and sign up for reminders.

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