A Quaker Meeting in Camas, WA
We are a centered and pastoral Quaker meeting in Camas Washington that seeks to live out our faith by loving God and loving our neighbors. We meet every Sunday morning at 10:45am for worship in song, prayer, discussion and silence. Wess Daniels is the pastor of our meeting. We have a nursery for small children, and we follow Godly Play curriculum for our children’s program that goes from pre-K to 5th grade. We invite older kids to participate in our regular worship, and practice ‘listening for God’ with our meeting. We work to be a welcoming community for all people. One that loves without judgement. Here are some of the things we say about ourselves. You may visit us or contact us for more information.
More About Us:
We are, as our name suggests, “Friends of Jesus (John 15:14-15).” We are a community committed to following the way of Jesus who we understand to be our present teacher and guide. We also takes very seriously our Quaker tradition and its practices. We see living the way of Christ as being connected to and flowing out of our faith tradition, it is what shapes us and gives us the resources to grow deeper in our faith. Quaker practices help us be the kind of community able to listen and follow Jesus in a chaotic world.
We believe in participatory worship. We believe that God moves within, speaks to, calls and loves all people regardless of age, gender or race. So we try to make space for each person to live into their questions, encounter Jesus in their own way and in their own timing, and to contribute to our collective voice. This is also why we also have a time of “silent” or waiting worship. It gives us time to practice listening for and to God. We are each ministers, Christ is at the head of our church.
We also recognize that each person’s spiritual life is a journey filled with many questions, thus faith is less about being right and having everything figured out and more about learning and living out faith with fear and trembling. We try and be a non-anxious presence in our world where this can be worked out.
If you are led we invite you to join us for worship.
To love God and love people.
To bring people to Christ,
To develop an ever-deepening
Relationship with Him, and
To meet the needs of others.
God would have Friends in the NWYM model, encourage, teach and facilitate the growth of deep spiritual communion with the Spirit of Christ in people of all ages.
As this spiritual communion transforms our hearts into the image of Christ, His compassion will be expressed to the lost, wounded and disenfranchised of the world.
To grow up into Christlikeness and to live out that Christlikeness in the world.