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April 9, 2017
Meeting for Worship with a Concern for Business
|April 12-16, 2017||
2017 Gathering & Annual Sessions, United Methodist Life Enrichment Center, Fruitland Park, Florida (click here for details)
— Peterson Toscano will lead the Walton Retreat and present the Walton Lecture, "Discerning our collective calling: love, hope, & climate justice"
Everyone is welcome to attend our Meeting for Worship, held every First Day/ Sunday at 10:30am.
Our Meeting for Worship begins as the first person enters silently, sits down, and turns her or his mind toward Spirit/God. We quietly center ourselves to the stillness of the Meeting; tuning out the sounds of the world outside and turning our attention to the inner voice. Don't worry if you find your mind juggling lively thoughts. Find peace in the stillness surrounding you.
Our children sit silently with us for the first 15 minutes, after which they are excused for silent study or First Day School.
Our Meeting for Worship is unprogrammed. There are no prepared sermons, songs, or prayers. We sit in quiet waiting, listening for our own leadings of the Spirit. If a leading comes, we speak the message into the silence. There is no commenting or discussion following each message. Instead, we return to silence; humbly digesting the spoken message
Silent worship ends (the "rise of meeting") when the Clerk greets Friends. We welcome each other, share announcements, coffee and social time.
See "The Quaker Way" for more about why we worship as we do.
Friends hold monthly Meeting for Worship with a Concern for Business on the second First-day of every month at 11:30am
Friends gather for Monthly Potluck & Discussion on the third First-day of every month at 11:30am.