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
This is a handout from a presentation to Junior Friends about the issues of war, militarism, and Conscientious Objection. I have a web
Minute of Support for Standing Rock Sioux
Multnomah Friends Meeting (Quakers) in Portland, Oregon thanks the Standing Rock Sioux for bringing together tribes and peoples from across the country and around the world to protect water. We know that water is life and that water, like spirit, connects all living things.
We join our voices with those who oppose the Dakota Access Pipeline because expanding fossil fuel use will accelerate climate change and further damage our planet.
Here is the Fall-Winter 2016 edition of Peace Ways by the Friends Peace Teams.
See the attached flier for details about the Transgender Day of Remembrance.
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
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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