What we're about

We are a Quaker worship group formed in December 2016. Although few in number at the start, we expect our group to grow as Friends and other like-minded folk in Franklin county discover us.

For the foreseeable future (in response to Covid-19), Tar River Friends are joining with Durham Friends (Durham County) to meet virtually via the internet in silent worship every Sunday. Meeting for Worship begins at 10:00 am. Access is through Zoom with the link available here:

https://www.durhamfriendsmeeting.com/ (scroll to bottom of page)

Virtual Meeting for Worship is also available:
- Tuesdays at 12:00 noon
- Thursdays at 7:00PM

All are welcome, regardless of religious background or experience, race, gender, sexual orientation, age, or ability.

During Meeting for Worship, we sit in silence and find our quiet center. As an unprogrammed group, there is no pastor, liturgy, sermon, or prepared music. The service is a time of prayer and meditation as we wait in the presence of God, open to whatever may be shared by those moved to speak.

For those new to Friends, information about Quakers is available at www.fgcquaker.org (http://www.fgcquaker.org/)

Also, see the TRF Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/TarRiverFriends/

To contact us, call 919.588.4659 (Let it ring; listen to the announcement) or email trf.quaker@gmail.com

Tar River Friends is a Worship Group under the care of Durham Friends Meeting (https://www.fgcquaker.org/cloud/durham-friends-meeting)

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Quaker Meeting for Worship

Tar River Friends temporary location

Welcome to Tar River Friends!

We are an unprogrammed Quaker worship group (silent worship; no pastor) recently formed in Franklin County, NC.

Due to the pandemic, we are currently holding Meeting for Worship virtually (Zoom) together with Durham Friends Meeting. Everyone is welcome to attend, regardless of religious background or belief.
- If you would like to worship with us, send an email to obtain the Zoom link: [masked]
- You can also reach us by phone at[masked] (let it ring and leave a message after the beep,)
- If you wish, you can let us know you are coming at Meetup.com/Tar-River-Friends

Our worship is based on a 350-year old practice of waiting quietly with the expectation that we may experience the presence and power of the Holy Spirit among us. We “settle in” quietly and calmly, mindful, but not distracted by movements around us. If someone feels deeply that they have an inspired message to share (i.e. it is more difficult to hold it back than to share it), she or he may speak that truth clearly for all to hear. Others, upon hearing the message, do not comment or respond but process the words in the context of their own meditation.

When the hour is over, an appointed Friend breaks the meeting, there is some sharing, introductions, and announcements.

Quaker Meeting for Worship

Tar River Friends temporary location

Welcome to Tar River Friends!

We are an unprogrammed Quaker worship group (silent worship; no pastor) recently formed in Franklin County, NC.

Due to the pandemic, we are currently holding Meeting for Worship virtually (Zoom) together with Durham Friends Meeting. Everyone is welcome to attend, regardless of religious background or belief.
- If you would like to worship with us, send an email to obtain the Zoom link: [masked]
- You can also reach us by phone at[masked] (let it ring and leave a message after the beep,)
- If you wish, you can let us know you are coming at Meetup.com/Tar-River-Friends

Our worship is based on a 350-year old practice of waiting quietly with the expectation that we may experience the presence and power of the Holy Spirit among us. We “settle in” quietly and calmly, mindful, but not distracted by movements around us. If someone feels deeply that they have an inspired message to share (i.e. it is more difficult to hold it back than to share it), she or he may speak that truth clearly for all to hear. Others, upon hearing the message, do not comment or respond but process the words in the context of their own meditation.

When the hour is over, an appointed Friend breaks the meeting, there is some sharing, introductions, and announcements.

Quaker Meeting for Worship

Tar River Friends temporary location

Welcome to Tar River Friends!

We are an unprogrammed Quaker worship group (silent worship; no pastor) recently formed in Franklin County, NC.

Due to the pandemic, we are currently holding Meeting for Worship virtually (Zoom) together with Durham Friends Meeting. Everyone is welcome to attend, regardless of religious background or belief.
- If you would like to worship with us, send an email to obtain the Zoom link: [masked]
- You can also reach us by phone at[masked] (let it ring and leave a message after the beep,)
- If you wish, you can let us know you are coming at Meetup.com/Tar-River-Friends

Our worship is based on a 350-year old practice of waiting quietly with the expectation that we may experience the presence and power of the Holy Spirit among us. We “settle in” quietly and calmly, mindful, but not distracted by movements around us. If someone feels deeply that they have an inspired message to share (i.e. it is more difficult to hold it back than to share it), she or he may speak that truth clearly for all to hear. Others, upon hearing the message, do not comment or respond but process the words in the context of their own meditation.

When the hour is over, an appointed Friend breaks the meeting, there is some sharing, introductions, and announcements.

Quaker Meeting for Worship

Tar River Friends temporary location

Welcome to Tar River Friends!

We are an unprogrammed Quaker worship group (silent worship; no pastor) recently formed in Franklin County, NC.

Due to the pandemic, we are currently holding Meeting for Worship virtually (Zoom) together with Durham Friends Meeting. Everyone is welcome to attend, regardless of religious background or belief.
- If you would like to worship with us, send an email to obtain the Zoom link: [masked]
- You can also reach us by phone at[masked] (let it ring and leave a message after the beep,)
- If you wish, you can let us know you are coming at Meetup.com/Tar-River-Friends

Our worship is based on a 350-year old practice of waiting quietly with the expectation that we may experience the presence and power of the Holy Spirit among us. We “settle in” quietly and calmly, mindful, but not distracted by movements around us. If someone feels deeply that they have an inspired message to share (i.e. it is more difficult to hold it back than to share it), she or he may speak that truth clearly for all to hear. Others, upon hearing the message, do not comment or respond but process the words in the context of their own meditation.

When the hour is over, an appointed Friend breaks the meeting, there is some sharing, introductions, and announcements.

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