If you have never attended a Meeting for Worship in an unprogrammed Meeting such as Germantown, you will not encounter pre-arranged, prayers, hymns, sermons or offerings. We gather in silence, in the Quaker belief that every human can be enabled to know God’s will directly, free of any ritual. The Inward Light, “that of God in everyone,” can be a source of grace and illumination, strengthening us in our lives and our relations with others.
Meeting for Worship lasts about an hour, and concludes when a designated person on the front bench shakes hands with his or her neighbor; all present then shake hands with their neighbors. After announcements, everyone is invited to stay for light refreshments and a social time.
Child Care is provided for young children up to age 5 from 10:15 a.m. onward so that you may take them there before you enter Meeting. Click here for more information about childcare.
School (Sunday School) – This is
offered for Children 5 and up. Children sit with their families in
Meeting for the first 20 minutes; then leave with their teachers for
their first-day group. Newcomers are welcome to accompany their
children, and then return to Meeting for Worship. Click here for more information about First Day School.