What to expect at Meeting

About Quakers

If you arrive before the 10:30 am start of the Meeting for Worship, those who are present will introduce themselves to you and answer any inquires you have. If your arrival is after the 10:30 start of the Meeting for Worship just enter and quietly take any seat available.

The Meeting for Worship is held in silence, or silent expectation that the spirit of God will speak to us. The silence can however be broken by anyone who feels led to speak.  What an individual says should be worshipful.  As such, what is said stands on its own and is not open for criticism or discussion.

The Worship lasts one hour at which time an appointed member of the meeting will shake hands with someone close by to indicate that the Meeting for Worship is over.

While the formal Meeting for Worship is over, it is our practice to use the following half an hour as a time to share and make introductions and announcements.  Most Sundays we take some time to reflect on and discuss our weekly quote submission (affectionately called a QQ, a Quintessential Quaker).  You are welcome to stay and participate.

On the first Sunday of the month, instead of discussion we set aside some time for singing followed by refreshments and a time to visit.

On the third Sunday we bring potluck for a noon meal and afterwards, in the early afternoon we have our monthly business meeting.  Everyone is welcome to the potluck even if you haven’t brought food.

You can find videos about Quaker worship here https://quakerspeak.com/basics/.

We look forward to welcoming you. Please join us one Sunday or feel free to contact Dereck or George if you’d like to chat before you come.

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