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Discovered VSM Photos

I found the following group of photos, that I thought had been lost, online.  They show more of the VSM house, Second Friends Church, the West Indianapolis Neighborhood Congress (WINC) meeting, 4-H Club, and neighborhood kids (1971-1973).  The Friends Volunteer … Continue reading

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Volunteer Service Mission Photos

Since completing the Friends Volunteer Service Mission story, I made digital copies of some more photographs from my time there. https://1drv.ms/w/s!Avb9bFhezZpPiOVZNdQvMgW8ZnJ1jA  

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Volunteer Service Mission Story-Part 3

Beginning work in the neighborhood Now that I’d found a job, I began to see what I could do in the neighborhood. The objectives of Friends Volunteer Service Mission (VSM) are: 1. To provide the reconciling, caring presence of the … Continue reading

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Volunteer Service Mission Story-Part 2

Friends Volunteer Service Mission (VSM) seemed the ideal opportunity to test my ideas, beliefs—myself. The necessary Quaker emphasis was there, and no authority to answer to directly, save God. I could apply my own ideas, try my way. I was … Continue reading

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Volunteer Service Mission (VSM)

For those who have been reading this blog recently, I have been sharing from the journal I began during my Senior year at Scattergood Friends School (1969).  At this point I’ve shared the writings from that year at Scattergood, and … Continue reading

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Letter to Bear Creek Concerning VSM

To Bear Creek Monthly Meeting                  7/10/1971 Lewis Mott, clerk Dear Friends, I write in relation to a program sponsored by the Friends United Meeting (FUM) which I am now participating in. Known … Continue reading

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