past events at the meetinghouse
The Wendell Meetinghouse has hosted an array of programs and events and we look forward to many more! If you would like more information about booking your event at The Meetinghouse, please head here.
4/30/23 – Celebration of Life of Gretchen C. Smith
Memories were shared of this wonderful community member.
3/21/23 – Sacred Rhythm Circle Equinox
The community was welcomed to the monthly Sacred Rhythm Circle, celebrating Spring Equinox and evoking healing energies, while stress was released. Drumming and percussion, songs shared, stories, poetry, astrological energies spoken, while the group envisioned and manifested our new world together.
1/25/23 – Circle Dance with Gwyn Peterdi
Dances from around the world, danced in a circle, joining hands, a range of dynamics from meditative to lively, with beautiful music from many cultures. All participant donations went to the Friends of the Wendell Meetinghouse.
Winter 2023 – Dance Your Dance! – Adult movement class with Seal LaMadeleine
Classes of expressive movement connected participants with themselves. Guided imagery, movement suggestions, and beautiful and groovy music inspired participants to move in expressive, playful and healing ways.
12/21/22 – Solstice Circle Dance with Gwyn Peterdi
Solstice dances from around the world, danced in a circle, joining hands, a range of dynamics from meditative to lively, with beautiful music from many cultures.
10/16/22 – Pamela Means Concert
Pamela Means presented The Power of the Protest Song: Our Shared History & Present Day. This concert explored the origin stories and lineages of protest songs, how their meanings and effects continue to transform through time and space, and how they have inspired–and continue to inspire–movements and cultural shifts within the realms of racial and social justice.
8/14/22 – Cymbal Sound Bath Offering
Matt Samolis offered an immersive sonic experience in the newly renovated building. The sound that issues from his assemblage of bowed cymbals and tuned steel rods is at turns contemplative, awe inspiring and other-worldly.
9/11/21 – Wendell Meetinghouse’s 175th Birthday Celebration
What a splendid gathering of community at our 175th Birthday Celebration of the Wendell Meetinghouse to celebrate our Wendell community, honor this historic building from past to present, recognize the people who have brought it so far, and an opportunity to share plans for the future. More about this special day here.
6/3/21 – Wendell Meetinghouse Spirit Circles
The Friends of the Wendell Meetinghouse 2021 programming began with four Spirit Circles presentations, all were free, open to the public, and accessible via Zoom during four evenings in June and offered presentations and gatherings that support the diverse spiritual lives of its participants through shared exploration, celebration, and practice. Read more about Spirit Circles here.
5/22/21 – Bowers Wedding
With all major demolition tasks accomplished, the Friends building committee and volunteers cleaned up the great room in preparation for the wedding of Jon and Danelle Bowers. The groom was born and raised in Wendell and requested the Meetinghouse for the couple’s nuptials. Although unfinished, the Meetinghouse still offers a sacred space for those who wish to mark life’s passages. See more here.
2019 – Wendell Full Moon Coffeehouse
The FWM 2019 fundraising campaign was kicked off by the Gaslight Tinkers, with a blend of global rhythms that created a joyously danceable sound around a core of traditional New England old time and celtic fiddle music. They performed at the November 2019 Wendell Full Moon Coffeehouse. Bass guitarist and founding member of the Tinkers, Garrett Sawyer, is a FWM Board member. Proceeds of the sumptuous Dessert-O-Rama were donated to the campaign.
2019 – Old Home Day in Wendell
The Friends of the Wendell Meetinghouse booth at the August 2019 Old Home Day welcomed a steady stream of community members attracted to photos by Paul Godfrey, posters by Adrian Montagano, FWM T-shirts, and cookies, popcorn and refreshments … along with FWM Board members. Read more about this lovely day here.
2019 – Misfit Parade and Costume Ball
Thanks to previous FWM Board member Linnea Winter, Friends of the Wendell Meetinghouse was a grateful beneficiary of the 2019 Misfit Prom, sponsoring a successful raffle to support our Phase 1 Renovations. Read more about this fun event here.