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.
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.
For more information about Meeting for Worship, click here to see a list of videos
on many topics around Quakerism (history, principles, beliefs).