Your First Time At Meeting
"Here each person is welcome to share in a group worship experience based on waiting in
The worship begins when you sit down. There is no announcement. As we sit quietly in mind and body we are able to take the opportunity to turn inward toward the Inner Light in an effort to discover that of God which is in us all. If new to the silence, you may find it disturbing and yourself distracted by roving thoughts. Our practice is not to worry about such distractions, but to return again and again to the still center of our being.
We strive to create the kind of silence out of which a helpful message and spirit may come. As the spirit moves us, we speak with Divine Leading, subsiding the moment inspiration subsides. We maintain silence for at least a few minutes after vocal ministry to allow time for a message to reach a quiet center. When there is no speaking we welcome the shower of peace and power that comes over the whole Meeting. Worship continues until the designated person breaks the silence by a handshake.
This group worship is the core of the Friends Meeting. It is the source of our life and our social services."