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Lafayette Friends Meeting

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We gather together each Sunday morning at 10am, then sit in expectant silence.  This quietness invites deeply personal experiences. Although we can worship alone, we find that when we join with others in a common seeking, we discover a deeper sense of God’s presence. We recognize that each of us has the capacity to feel God’s presence and to speak to us all from the Light that is within. Believing that there is “that of God” in every person, we do not have a preacher or pastor whose duty it is to speak to us of God. Friends (Quakers) call this traditional, unprogrammed worship. We hope you will be led by the Spirit to try this old, but still revolutionary, form of worship.

"Be patterns, be examples in all countries,
places, islands, nations, wherever you may come,
that your carriage and life may preach among all sort of people, and to them;
then you will come to wal cheerfully over the world,
answering that of God in every one." 
-- George Fox, (1624-1691)
A founder of Religious Society of Friends
"The reason I come to Meeting for Worship is for the peace, the respite -- from whatever I need a respite from -- and the Friends, and friends!"
-- Ann Pellegrino, Clerk of Lafayette Friends Meeting since 2008
"When I first began to have children ... I started looking for something more... When I walked in the front door, some of the founders were sitting there. Just sitting in the silence felt completely like home! Later I went to yearly meeting (attended by about __) and was astonished at the depth there. I so enjoyed getting to know the elders who've sat in silence, reflected on their discoveries, and lived accordingly. Now I know many deeply spiritual people, of many different faiths, but at 27 it was new to me." 
-- Karen Atcheson