Worship is at the center of our life together in our Meeting community. Entering in to the hush of divine stillness at the heart of a gathered meeting for worship, we—as individuals and as one body—come into that wordless place where we know that we are fully loved without condition.
Come share your experience and hear from others about their experience of Quaker worship. What do you do in the silent waiting worship? How do you listen beyond words? How do you know when to or when not to offer a spoken message?
Singing (beginning around 6:50pm) leading into worship time
What was your religious upbringing?
What brought you to Friends?
What is your favorite Quaker saying?
What do you do in the silent waiting worship?
Short presentations from Gail, Ray, and Jonathan
Whole group discussion
Exercise: Holding one another in care and prayer
Reflect on the three questions in the introduction above
Reflections & Closing
Web-based written materials
- Friends Meeting at Cambridge web page on worship with several Quaker Speak videos
- Quaker Meeting for Worship, Douglas Steere, circa 1960
- Article with several links on “unprogrammed” worship at the Quaker Information Center
An impression of Worship from Friends General Conference
A British Quaker View of Worship
Silent Waiting worship from a “Conservative” Quaker