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Our Worship

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Our Meetinghouse

Our worship together is a search for a direct experience of the Divine Light at our center, as individuals and as a faith community. It is hard to communicate in words this spiritual experience, and the resulting wisdom of the heart. Perhaps the following quote and poem will communicate some of this presence of the Inward Light.

"A Friends meeting, however silent, is a witness that worship is something other and deeper than words, and that it is to the unseen and eternal things that we desire to give the first place in our lives."
- Caroline E. Stephen, 1908

The Meeting

And so I find it well to come
For deeper rest to this still room,
For here the habit of the soul
Feels less the outer world’s control;
The strength of mutual purpose pleads
More earnestly for our common needs;
And from the silence multiplied
By these still forms on either side,
The world that time and sense have known
Falls off and leaves us God alone.

John Greenleaf Whittier