This Sunday’s Service – Proceed as the way opens: A Quaker-inspired service

May 28 Service at 10:30 AM

Jennifer Revill, Service Leader

Quakers (“Friends”) traditionally base their worship services on expectant waiting. They take the Psalmist’s advice literally: “Be still and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10). Meeting in unadorned rooms to avoid distraction, there is no minister leading the service; and with no prearranged prayers, readings, sermons, or hymns, the service becomes a container for Spirit to become present to each, and for each to respond in his or her own way. This may be a private revelation, or an inspiration to stand and speak to the assembled group. In our service, we will respectfully observe some of the traditional Quaker practices while staying true to our Unitarian Universalist church traditions. What happens when these two streams are blended? Come, sit quietly, and find out.