Scott Hoskins: Turning Faith Into Action — Sunday, Nov. 10

Scott Hoskins, a member of Newtown Quaker Meeting and a recently retired George School teacher will speak about Turning One’s Faith into Action at 9:45 a.m., Sunday, November 10 at the Newtown Quaker Meetinghouse, 219 Court Street. 

Following the presentation, there will be worship in the manner of Friends at 11:00 a.m., with people speaking out of the silence as they are moved to do so.

Scott Hoskins recently retired from 34 years of teaching in George School’s Arts Department.  As the surviving son of a former General Secretary of the American Friends Service Committee, he feels his father’s legacy of service work as a powerful inspiration in his retirement.  His volunteer work during the past two years has included hurricane response work in Florida, Puerto Rico and North Carolina.  

Scott said, “I am intrigued by the connection between our Values, those things that we believe most deeply, and our Testimonies, the ways that we demonstrate those beliefs with our actions.”

In his presentation, Scott said, “I will be exploring some of the ways each of us is doing such service work, and how we see those actions connecting to our basic beliefs.  We will discuss different kinds of engagement with the world around us – physical, social, intellectual, emotional– and how that engagement can change throughout our lifespan.  We will also consider what we believe to be the impact of our actions, and why we believe them to be worthwhile.”  

Hoskins will end his presentation with a brief explanation of his latest project, working with a small film crew on a documentary about the devastation of Hurricane Maria, how it has compounded the impact of the Fiscal Crisis in Puerto Rico, and why Puerto Ricans have good reasons to have hope for the future.

Scott Hoskins married Susan Woodman in 1977 in the Newtown Friends Meetinghouse and they have worked together in many types of service through the years.  Scott is a graduate of Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana.  He and his wife, Susan, live in Langhorne. 

Newtown Friends Meeting co-founded by “Peaceable Kingdom” painter and Quaker minister, Edward Hicks, in 1815, is open to all who wish to attend.  Regular First Day Education classes (Sunday School) for all ages begin at 9:45 a.m. and Meeting for Worship begins at11 a.m. Childcare is provided.

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