Quaker beliefs

We find that listening to and following the leadings of Spirit teaches us to value:

Simplicity- focusing on what is truly important and letting other things fall away.

Peace- seeking justice and healing for all people; taking away the causes for war in the way we live.

Integrity– acting on what we believe, speaking truthfully and having our actions match our words.

Community- supporting one another in our faith journeys and in times of joy and sorrow; sharing with and caring for each other..

Equality-treating everyone, everywhere as equally precious , recognizing that everyone has gifts to share.

Sustainability-care for the earth: valuing andrespecting all of creation. Using only our fair share of earth’s resources; working to protect the planet.

 

Quaker Meeting for Worship

More than still being around, Quakerism is a vibrant path to a sustainable future. 

In our servicewe wait in silence for the still small voice of Spirit . We believe that if we gather together in love with full attention we will receive DivineGuidance that will lead us to live our lives in such a way that we may find a way to further the changes we work for in our lives and for the world. 

During the silence , anyone-man, woman or child –may feel inspired to speak. After the person speaks their message, the silence resumes. We do not responddirectly . A personshould speak only once. There may be several messages or the whole period of worship may be a living silence. The meeting ends whenthe clerk greets his/her neighbor and shakes hands.

Introductions and announcements follow the service. When everyone who wants to has had a chance to speak, we rise and share a buffetof coffee and snacks.

Once a month there is a potluck luncheonandother days we have programs and committee meetings.