Community Friends Meeting
Located in a lovely historic home on five wooded acres in the heart of the city, Community Friends Meeting is a part of the Religious Society of Friends (Quaker) and is affiliated with Miami Quarterly Meeting, Ohio Valley Yearly Meeting, and Friends General Conference.
We are an unprogrammed meeting, which means we gather in silent worship, without planned activities or paid clergy. We come together in worship to listen for the leadings of the Inner Light, to know ourselves better as we know the Divine Spirit better, to practice the presence of God, to grow in our faith, to support each other, and to help one another do what God asks us to do. As people in the Meeting for Worship feel led by the Spirit, they may stand and deliver the message they have been given. This may take the form of vocal prayer or sharing God's guidance for us as a community. Our worship becomes richest and deepest if each person fully participates in it. This requires listening carefully for the voice of God within us and within the messages that others may offer. The responsibility of each person in the Meeting is to enter in to the silence as deeply as they are able, to hold each speaker in the Light, and to take the time after each message to let it sink in and become a part of them, seeking to understand what meaning the message has for them and for us as a whole. We leave a frame of silence around each message. Vocal ministry is not responded to directly, but only as it is taken in and stimulates something in each one and helps them come to their own leading.
Our service begins when the first person sits down in the Meeting room. Thus we encourage people to arrive promptly and to enter the Meeting Room quietly and in a spirit of worship.
We welcome all visitors. We believe there is that of God in each one of us, which leads us to be welcoming of diversity and inclusive of all people. We feel that the rich diversity of religious expression and experience in our Meeting is one of our strengths.
In preparation for our own upcoming discussions on sanctuary, the Pima Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends have a section in their newsletter about the Sanctuary Movement which is worth sharing and considering. Please find it attached in the files section below.
Attached are the Community Companion newsletters for 2017.
(Look below under the heading "Files" for the links.)
The 2016 World Peace Festival has been moved 0.3 miles to Newport on the Levee (1 Levee Way, Newport, KY 41071). Due to inclement weather expected tomorrow, the event will be held inside the mall near the ticket office for the AMC movie theater. Parking is available in the garage or on the street.
A Spiritual Friendship is an intentional relationship between two or more people committed to help one another in their spiritual journey.
Want to lend a hand? Join with Community Friends Meeting volunteers at their next workday to get the meetinghouse and grounds ready for the change of seasons - any help is welcome.
Worship with us!
- Music starts at 9:45am
- Worship starts at 10:00am
- Infant Childcare starts at 10:00am
- Religious Education (4+) starts at 10:15am
- 2nd Hour Sessions start around 11:30am