FORUM: Drawing, A Contemplative Act, Sunday September 17th at 11:30AM

This forum invites all people to connect with nature, using drawing to kinetically engage with our surroundings, fostering meditation and creativity in surprising ways. No prior art experience is necessary.  We will be guided through an interactive experience to engage with natural forms outdoors, weather permitting, through sampling of flowers and plants, utilizing specific drawing prompts. Multi-sensory methods of mark-making will provide a vehicle for experiencing nature in new ways,  deepening our awareness of our surroundings while using all of the senses. We will come back together to reflect on what we have discovered,in the hybrid in-person and Zoom setting. If joining by Zoom, use the main link on the home webpage.

Materials will be provided. Zoom users will be prompted in advance with a list of simple materials easily found at home.

Pamela Lawton is a member of Radnor Meeting. She received a US Fulbright Scholar grant in Italy in 2019-2020 for developing tactile strategies in her own artmaking and in her teaching, working both with people with low and no vision and fully-sighted people in museums in Italy and Greece. She teaches at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC, Manhattanville College, and at the Siena Art Institute, where her class “Drawing As Seeing” in Siena, Italy, for people with. Any level of sight, will run April 29-May 13, 2024. For more information about this please check

Radnor Meeting Book/Film club – October 24th at 7PM

On Tuesday, 10/24 at 7 pm we will meet over ZOOM for a dialogue about the film, “The Crying Game.” 

We wanted to be sure to let friends know that “The Crying Game” is rated “R,” with strong depictions of violence and sexuality that some might find difficult or disturbing. It is an award-winning film (including the 1993 Oscar for best screenplay). Director/screenwriter Neil Jordan has explained that his film explores themes involving the interplay of moral choice, moral growth and love within modern culture. Some commentary from contemporaneous  interviews with Jordan include the following:

“I do gravitate toward stories where people are struggling to find moral positions and where conventional morals no longer apply.” (Phila Inquirer 11/13/94)
“You think that love is the same thing as sex–and it’s not, is it?” (Time, 3/1/93)
“You always think your object of desire will fulfil your desires, but it’s always something else.” (Phila Inquirer 11/13/94)
“There is a tremendous comfort in the theological world: you are in touch with realms that you are not part of . . . . The characters in my work get changed because they come into contact with something beyond their universe.” (Phila Inquirer 11/13/94)

“I think films should be uninterpretable, to a certain extent. They should not be reducible to verbal explanations. Otherwise, they wouldn’t be films”  (in The New Yorker 12/7/92
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Spiritual Development Circle – Wed. October 4th & October 18th @ 7PM

Please join us for a small group discussion focused on Spiritual Development.  At Radnor we have combined our spiritual development circle with midweek worship. The modified format begins with a short period of silent worship, opening to worship sharing on the theme of spiritual formation, and then to fellowship. Our current plan is to offer this midweek opportunity once per month over ZOOM and once at the Meetinghouse.  The first Wednesday of the month is by Zoom, and the third Wednesday of the month is on-site in the ‘fireplace room’ at the Meetinghouse. All are welcome!

Here is the Zoom link