New to Meeting for Worship? 


If you've never attended a Meeting for Worship, we hope you will come worship with us.   

Many have found help in viewing the "introductory" videos (below) to answer questions that might arise in expectation of a Quaker Meeting for Worship.   



Most Quaker meetings, at least in this part of country, are so-called "unprogrammed" meetings.
This means that our meetings for worship are not led by a minister, but are largely conducted in silence.  Typically, a Clerk or other Member of the Meeting will close worship with a simple "Good morning friends" but otherwise the meeting may be completely silent. 

Members and attenders are always invited to speak out of the silence with a message about their spiritual journey, although messages are not responded to directly .

ripples

A message has been described as a pebble tossed into a pond.  The resulting ripples are received by others in the meeting and may contribute to their own spiritual journeys. 



Videos for Newcomers


 

Glossary of Common Terms
https://youtu.be/QnmvTa8HPpg quaker-glossary-terms-FB3
9 Core Quaker Beliefs    https://youtu.be/3H08cyXVYDw 9-core-quaker-beliefs-TITLE
The Difference Between Quaker Meeting and other Services     https://youtu.be/sfK3z481jvE difference-between-quaker-meet
What Attracts Newcomers to Quakerism     https://youtu.be/eQeWrvhRIVI what-attracts-newcomers-quaker
What Do Quakers Believe     https://youtu.be/YyTP512bEQk what-do-quakers-believe-FB3
Leaving Quakerism Better Than We Found It    https://youtu.be/5azFBqyEthQ leaving-quakerism-better-FB3





 

Susan Vorwerk, 10/15/2019