Still, Small Voice: A Monthly Gathering

for Reflection and Contemplative Sharing


Sunday, January 14TH | 10 – 11:30 AM


This program is free, open to the public, and requires no RSVP


The Church invites you to Still, Small Voice, a monthly gathering for reflection and contemplative sharing. In the style of a traditional Quaker meeting, each iteration of Still, Small Voice will center around an organizing question about creativity, community, and being human in the 21st century. The format of the meeting is unprogrammed and anchored in silence, but receptive to the insights of all participants. It is a space grounded in humanistic pluralism and is welcoming and open to all.

Facilitated by former Quaker clerk Erling Hope, held in The Church’s library, this meeting’s query will be: What was the Last Significant Thing You Changed Your Mind About?



Erling Hope is a multi-media maker of things and experience-technician. For over thirty-five years, he has been exploring the influence of objects, images, and the built environment on the human capacity for reflection and enchantment. He has also been called a “Tourist Trapped in a Local’s Body” by his teenage child. Though it was intended as a snide insult, he has adopted this appellation as a keen honor and his life’s highest calling. 


(view the events calendar here) The Church was established in 2019 by artists Eric Fischl and April Gornik. Housed in a deconsecrated 19th-century church, its doors were opened in April 2021. Our mission is to foster creativity and to honor the living history of Sag Harbor as a maker village. The East End represents an exceptional artistic legacy, spanning the practices of Indigenous art of several centuries ago, Abstract Expressionists of the mid-20th Century, and the many celebrated writers, makers, musicians, and visual artists of the recent past and current moment. Core programming includes visual art exhibitions, concerts and events, educational programming, workshops, lectures, and an artist’s residency.


The Church

48 Madison Street

Sag Harbor, NY 11963




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