Trenton Meeting of Friends

Welcome to Trenton Meeting of Friends of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)! 

We meet for Worship each First Day (Sunday) at 10am.

Although we continue to use Zoom to allow that option for those who need or choose it, more and more Friends have started coming to the Meetinghouse to worship.  Some gather outside near the Peace Pole.  Some come inside, always maintaining appropriate COVID precautions.  The Zoom link for our Quaker Worship is emailed to our mailing list and to those not on our mailing list who have requested it. You can make that request by emailing [email protected].

We worship together for about an hour in what is mostly silence.  Although not much is being said, there is much going on as we center together in prayer.  Sometimes out of that silence, people rise to speak, sharing messages that come from the holy part of them. We find the honesty and truth revealed in this way to be helpful and inspiring, sometimes leading to callings and actions.  Trenton's Quakers are active, making contributions to our community and our world.

Among the historical testimonies that express central values of Quakers are the presence of God in each person, a direct and individual communion with God, and between all human beings a working towards peace, equality, simplicity, integrity, care of the environment and care for each other.  In these times, many people feel these leadings!

 

Meeting Times

Meeting for Worship: Every Sunday, 10am

Meeting for Worship for Business: Second Sunday, 9am, continued after worship if necessary

Social Sunday after Meeting for Worship:  Third Sunday

Peace and Social Concerns Committee after Meeting for Worship:  Fourth Sunday

Community Yoga: First Saturday of each month at 9 am (paused uding pandemic)

What's New

On the third Saturday of each month, come to the Meetinghouse for:

THE MINDFUL COMMUNITY

A monthly practice for leaders and community members.

Learn and practice mindfulness meditation,

share resources and stories,

and get the help you need.

10:30 am, 142 E Hanover Street, Trenton

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Black Lives Matter NJ organized a Back to School Community Festival this past Saturday at the Trenton Friends Meetinghouse and grounds.  It was an extremely successful event, drawing together other service organizations and faith groups, with health screenings by Capital Health doctors, vaccinations (COVID and childhood vaccines) by the Trenton Health Team, abundant food, 300 filled backpacks, produce and MUCH fun for all ages.
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In March last year's campers at Safe Haven's summer camp expressed why they wanted the camp to be open this year.  As the summer progressed, the end of camp approached and the children wanted another week.  Trenton Meeting was able to provide funds to help that extra week happen.  Honored to be given this opportunity.  Thank you David Cox and Bryan Caver and everyone at The Safe Haven on Old Rose Street.

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You owe it to yourself to watch and rewatch the video of Nikki's Keynote for PYM 2021 Annual Session.  Entitled "Can I get an AMEN?  Rooting Justice and Uprooting Injustice; What Is Required of Us as Friends."

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The following letter was approved by Meeting to be sent to the New Jersey US Senators Booker and Menendez at the Thrid Month Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business:

Dear Senator xxx,

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Worship with us!

609-278-4551
Trenton Meeting of Friends
142 East Hanover Street
Trenton, NJ 08608-1704
United States
Meeting Times: 

Meeting for Worship: Every Sunday, 10am

Meeting for Worship for Business: Second Sunday, 9am, continued after worship if necessary

Social Sunday after Meeting for Worship:  Third Sunday

Peace and Social Concerns Committee after Meeting for Worship:  Fourth Sunday

Community Yoga: First Saturday of each month at 9 am (paused uding pandemic)

Meeting Email address
Donations

Support for the meeting is greatly appreciated.  You can send check or money order to

Trenton Meeting of Friends

PO Box 8

Trenton, NJ  08601

or on line using PayPal for credit card donations.

https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=LWUQ4MGQVX6BN

Child Care and First Day School

We have First Day School on the Second and Fourth Weeks of the month from September through June. It occurs during the hour of Worship.  First Day School teachers Graham Apgar and Aine Mickey provide a Quaker centered active time for children from pre-K to middle school.  Each week is tailored to the ages and interested of the children attending.

On the other weeks and during the summer, child care is available in the First Day School room.  All care (First Day School and child care) is provided by fully background checked adults, although teen age volunteers might be involved under the guidance of adults.