Multnomah Friends Meeting
Who we are....
Multnomah Friends meeting, a Quaker spiritual community, welcomes all.
Like all Quakers, we call ourselves “Friends”; we are formally known as the “Religious Society of Friends.”
We value our “radical diversity.” Our core belief is that the Divine Spirit is accessible to all. Most Friends are Christians, but many are not. We come to Friends from many faith traditions. Most of us began our spiritual journeys in some other tradition or no tradition at all.
We call our gathering place a Meetinghouse. Striving for simplicity, our place of worship is plain. We sit together in a circle or rectangle. Recognizing that the Divine Spirit is accessible to all, we gather without reliance on formal creeds, sacraments or clergy. Our worship is grounded in silence. All present are free to speak “out of the silence” if they are genuinely moved to do so. Spoken ministry should be for the others gathered as well as for the speaker.
The community gathers in a monthly Meeting for Worship for Business to consider together what actions we might take. We do this recognizing that the Divine Spirit is present to guide us to decisions which are appropriate for this community at this time.
Individually we each strive to live in the “Light of the Spirit” which leads us to lives based in simplicity, peace, integrity, community and equality. These are our testimonies and we find that in trying to live up to them, our lives are changed.
Filmmaker Tom Weidlinger made a film in 1972 that records some of the experience of a Quaker Meeting for Worship, a Quaker marriage, and statements by several members of the Multnomah Friends Meeting. He has recently edited the film and
You are invited to participate in a Portland Interfaith Prayer Assembly. The five-week, six-service prayer vigil will kick off on Sept. 25, 2016.
Here are a few reasons to take part:
1. Americans are divided among many different lines — politics, neighborhoods, school
districts, race, socio-economic status.
2. We have a tendency to surround ourselves with people who are like us — furthering
3. Houses of worship can be the place where people come together. But we need God’s
Please join us as Carol shares stories from her lifelong work for peace and justice across our planet. See attached flier.
See attached document for reference to our policy.
An ad hoc committee has been formed to study concepts for remodeling the old stairway and entryway that is accessed from the doors on the west side of the building. The remodel committee met on April 27. To read the report about the outcome of this meeting as presented at the May 15 Meeting for Worship for Business, follow this link.
From: NPYM Outreach and Visitation Committee, ELee Hadley, clerk
After some years of work, O&V proudly presents Knitting Us Together outlining the program, and On Why We Need Traveling Elders in support. This is modeled after the well-loved (but now laid down) Brinton Visitor Program shared by our three western unprogrammed Yearly Meetings. We offer these to you in anticipation of sharing the program at NPYM Annual Session in Spokane this summer.
See the attached documents for details.
As you know, we have already completed our work on the “Practice” section of the NPYM book of Faith and Practice. We distributed hard copies of it to monthly meetings and worship groups some time ago. It is available on the NPYM website and we encourage you to continue to use it for guidance in such things as new memberships or marriages. Let us know how they work for your group.
Worship with us!
Early Worship: Sunday 8:15-9:30
Sunday Morning Adult Discussion: Sunday 8:15 - 9:45 am
Regular Meeting: Sunday 10:00 - 11:15 am
First Day (Sunday) School & Day Care: Sunday 10:15 - 11:15 am
Social Hour: 11:15 - 12 Noon
Business Meeting: 3rd Sunday of the month, 12:15 pm
Bible Study: Monday 7 - 8 am
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