Friends General Conference

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Norristown Friends Meeting

It is difficult to write a description of Friends beliefs that would be acceptable to all the Quakers in the world today. Quakers all share common roots in a Christian movement that arose in England in the middle of the 17th Century. Today, it is generally true that Friends still adhere to certain essential principles:

  • a belief in the possibility of direct, unmediated communion with the Divine (historically expressed by George Fox in the statement, "Christ is come to teach his people himself"); and
     
  • a commitment to living lives that outwardly attest to this inward experience.

See: http://www.quakerinfo.org/quakerism/beliefs

Meeting Times

Meeting for Worship
Each First day from 10-11 am

2nd first day after meeting for worship we have a potluck lunch ,  Greeting and Eating at Meeting.

3rd First day following meeting for worship we atttend to our Monthly meeting's for worship for business.

At Norristown Friends meeting.

All are welcome!

What's New

This summer we have two worship options.  Some are meeting outside on the lawn, where there's plenty of room for social distancing.  Others are meeting virtually on Zoom.  If you are interested in participating in the Zoom sessions, please email Kelly Green at [email protected] to receive an invite.  Both meetings are from 10-11 am on Sunday.

Public

Some of you may have been lucky enough to see the play The Agitators at Theatre Horizon this spring (https://theatrehorizon.org/shows/theagitators.php ). This two-person play tells the story of the long relationship between Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass. For decades Anthony, Douglas and others worked both to abolish slavery and to gain the right for women to vote.

Public

Out of concern for the health of everyone in our community, Norristown Friends Meeting has decided NOT to hold Meeting for Worship for several weeks, starting Sunday March 15th. 

We hope that we can keep each other in our thoughts and prayers, knowing that we'll come together again in person once the situation is under control.

Public

Philadelphia Yearly Meeting has asked each Meeting to take a 'self portrait' of our community.

Public

People may enjoy reading about a 4 unit building that was the result of the work of Dorrie Merriam and Marguerite Sheehan from Mount Toby Monthly Meeting in Massachusetts. 

Here is a short article from the New England Yearly Meeting website:

https://neym.org/news/2019/11/welcome-home-ministry

Public

N'ann and Eric were excited to see a narrative we wrote appear in the November issue of Friends Journal.  A link is attached.

The story should remind us of the many good things that local Friends have done to address affordable housing needs.

Thanks to the staff at Friends Journal for helping to tell our story.

Public

Worship with us!

610 279-3765
20 E. Jacoby Street
Norristown, PA 19401
United States
Upper Providence Meetinghouse
807 Black Rock Rd
Oaks, PA 19426
United States
Mailing address for NMM or UPMH:
Box 823
Norristown, PA 19404-0823
United States
Meeting Times: 

Meeting for Worship
Each First day from 10-11 am

2nd first day after meeting for worship we have a potluck lunch ,  Greeting and Eating at Meeting.

3rd First day following meeting for worship we atttend to our Monthly meeting's for worship for business.

At Norristown Friends meeting.

All are welcome!

Query

2. Meeting for Business

  • Is our meeting for business held in the spirit of a meeting for worship in which we seek divine guidance?
  • Are we careful to keep in the spirit of worship each of the concerns that emerge, whether of nurture, of Spirit, of social concerns, of property, or of finance?
  • Are Meeting decisions directed by prayerful consideration of all aspects of an issue and are difficult problems considered carefully with patient search for truth, unhurried by the pressures of time?
  • How do we respond if we notice the meeting has lost an understanding of the presence of God?
  • Do we recognize that we speak through our inaction as well as our action?
  • Do I regularly attend meeting for business and in a spirit of love and unity? If unable to attend, how do I attend to my responsibility?
  • Do I consider prayerfully the many concerns that are lifted up on any issue, acknowledging that the search for truth in unity involves what God requires, being open to personal transformation as the community arrives at the sense of the meeting?