Easton Friends Meeting
Welcome to Quaker Worship
Quaker worship is not an emptiness crying out to be filled, but a contemplative openness to the Spirit of God.
Quaker worship is based on our experience that we can listen to and re-spond to the Divine and real Presence of God. Because we believe in the “Inner Light” or “that of God” within each person, our worship is centered upon an unencumbered and immediate communion with God. There is no minister or program to mediate for us.
Meeting for worship is at the center of Quaker life. In the silence, we seek a stillness within, a quieting of our inner selves, creating an openness to the living word of God. Listening together, we experience ourselves and each other as spirit-filled and spirit-led in our search for Truth.
Out of the gathered silence, any worshiper may be led to speak, sharing a vocal message or prayer. Messages should arise from the promptings of the Spirit, in a process of careful discipline and discernment by the speaker.
While messages may spring from personal experience, there should be an inward sense that they arise from a deep Source beyond self. Silence should follow each message so listeners can absorb messages into their worship. may hear. We receive all messages tenderly and with openness.
Even for seasoned Friends, silent worship is not always an easy process. It takes practice. We are not concerned if we find it difficult at first to settle in to the stillness. We are patient with ourselves and unconcerned with distractions. Those who wait in the Light with open hearts are in the presence of God.
Worship ends with a shaking of hands and greetings. In Easton Meeting, we also share “afterthoughts,” or insights that may come to us during worship but do not emerge as messages.
We will hold our annual celebration of Christmas Eve on December 24. The program will include traditional carols, appropriate readings, and a time of silent reflection.
The Easton Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) will hold a series of discussions on ways to become a positive influence in today's world (from a Quaker perspective). All are welcome.
The Easton Meeting's
Annual Commemoration of
the Feather of Peace
Freddy and Jay will be performing at 1:00 p.m., Sunday, September 13, as part of Easton Day, Easton Meeting's annual celebration of the Feathers of Peace.
The Easton Meeting's Annual Commemoration of the Feather of Peace
This program is patterned after programs being offered by members of the Earthcare Working Group (called “connectors”) who have agreed to facilitate sessions on Earthcare at the monthly meetings of NYYM.
Worship with us!
Sunday at 11:00 AM