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 and respecting 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 service we 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 Divine Guidance 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 respond directly. A person should speak only once. There may be several messages or the whole period of worship may be a living silence. The meeting ends when the 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 buffet of coffee and snacks.

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