What we're about
We are Quakers, part of the Religious Society of Friends. As Quakers, we are known for our peace testimony and our commitment to spirit-led action in the world. We believe there is that of God in every person, but have no formal theology or creed. Many of us have been drawn to Quakerism because of its dual commitment to spiritual awareness and to social action. We are affiliated with the North Pacific Yearly Meeting.
Our worship is “unprogrammed” meaning we do not have a minister or pastor to lead us. During worship, we sit quietly together, centering ourselves in the silence, listening. If a person is led by the Spirit to speak, that person may rise to share the message with everyone. We call this “vocal ministry” and we believe that each person in Meeting for Worship is able to speak truth to us. Our Meeting for Worship generally lasts about one hour. Here's a brief video that gives a little more info on Quaker Worship Meetings: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxjH4sa2RFI
Perhaps our approach to worship could be helpful and meaningful to you. We welcome you to join us for worship on Sunday at 10 AM. During a social time that follows, you are always welcome to ask questions or get more information about Mid-Columbia Friends Meeting. Occasionally, social time includes a sit-down potluck meal.
Children are welcome at Meeting for Worship. After the first 15 minutes, children may stay in the Meeting room, participate in First Day School, or childcare is provided for children of all ages.
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