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2017 Candle Light Service December 17

Annual Candle Lighting Service at Valley Friends MeetingOur Candle Lighting service will be held on Dec. 17 at 5 p.m. at the Meetinghouse.

This is one of the most cherished services Valley Friends Meeting holds each year. We hope you can be there.

Please remember to bring a candle in a holder to light and feel free to share a message, remembrance, etc.  Also, please bring a plate of finger food to share after the service.


Silent Peace Vigil at Dayton Days

Peace and Doves imageValley Friends Meeting
Holds Silent Peace Vigil

On Saturday, October 7, 2017, during the Dayton Days Autumn Celebration, the Quakers/Valley Friends Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends held space in their booth for a Silent Peace Vigil.

Friends sat in silence with others, praying for peace. We lifted up our silent prayers to help the world heal and bring healing to those who suffer.

Valley Friends also offered respite from chaos during the day in their meeting house, located at 363 High Street, Dayton. People were invited to stop by the meeting house for tea or joinin our Silent Peace Vigil at our booth at the Autumn Celebration.

FREE. Everyone welcome.


Join Us for Quaking Saturday


Peace and Doves imageSinging for Peace, Saturday, November 11, 2017, 7-8:30 PM

Everyone welcome. The Quakers/Valley Friends Meeting will host “Singing for Peace, Songs of Peace and Light,” an evening for one and all to sing songs around the campfire and pray for peace. Join us at 363 High Street, Dayton, around the campfire behind the meeting house. Light refreshments provided. Help us lift our voices for peace. FREE.


Intergenerational Games Night
Intergenerational Games Night!

Intergenerational Games Night, Saturday, October 14, 2017, 7-8:30 PM

Everyone welcome. Family games night at the Quakers/Valley Friends Meeting, 363 High Street, Dayton. Light refreshments provided. Come join us. FREE.


Annual Candle Lighting Ceremony 2016

Annual Candle Lighting Ceremony 2016 | Valley Friends Meeting. Photo courtesy of Gustavo Rezende/
Annual Candle Lighting Ceremony 2016 | Valley Friends Meeting. Photo courtesy of Gustavo Rezende/

Light a Candle for Peace & Love

Annual Candle Lighting Ceremony December 18

Valley Friends Meeting (Quakers) will hold its annual Candle Lighting Ceremony on Sunday, December 18, 2016, at its Meetinghouse in Dayton, Virginia, from 5 p.m. until about 7:00 p.m.

All are welcome to attend and light a candle for peace and love or in memory of a loved one. Light refreshments will be served following the ceremony.

To participate, bring an unscented candle and holder, a seasonal memory, poem or song and finger foods to share.