Our Vision

Wendell Meetinghouse with a person riding a horse

There is a long history of meetinghouses in our region as centers for town life, a place where all can gather in community – and the Friends of Wendell Meetinghouse is eager to reopen our historic meetinghouse in 2021 to host spiritual, cultural and community gatherings for years to come. 

Known affectionately by locals as “The Lost Continent of Wendell,” our town has lovingly accepted an eclectic array of culture, arts, and spiritual practice. It is our hope to offer the Meetinghouse for diverse celebrations and cultural events that reflect the open and welcoming spirit that has long characterized Wendell. Whether traditional or experimental, the Meetinghouse will open its doors to creativity, spirit, and community.  

The Four Domains

​We’ve appreciated the community’s input about use of this historic building.  We like to call our new vision The Four Domains which include:

  • The Living Room – Gathering place in a café style setting, senior gathering space in partnership with Village Neighbors Inc., children’s play space, tweens and teens club area, reading room with internet, puzzles, and games;
  • Spirit Circles – celebrations and services, meditation and healing arts sessions, Yoga, Capoeira and other movement-based activities;
  • Performance Place – concerts, Full Moon Coffee House Partnership, dances, drumming, theater, spoken word, sing-alongs, films;
  • Maker/Learner Center – craft fairs, visual and performance art gallery and shows, lectures, sermons and workshops.

The Wendell Meetinghouse will reawaken to be a welcoming home where people from around the region can come to learn, experiment, practice, celebrate and play. Please considering donating to help our vision become a reality!