A Quaker Meeting in Camas, WA
About “Open” or Silent Worship
Though we are a “pastoral” Quaker meeting we also worship in silence, or what we most often call “Open” worship. If you’d like to understand more about why we do this and how it is practiced you can read this document.
The Faith and Practice of the Northwest Yearly Meeting.
The Northwest Yearly Meeting is the Quaker denominational head of which we are a part. You can find what we believe and practice in the document called “Faith and Practice.”
Sermons (Podcast Instructions Below)
We have a number of ways in which messages are given during our meetings for worship. Usually Wess, our released minister, preaches but often there are guests and members of our local meeting who offer the morning message. We strive to be a fully participative community where everyone (young and old, male and female) have a voice. The “message” portion of worship ranges from someone offering a sermon, to someone asking questions and the congregation having a discussion about it. What you see one Sunday may or may not reflect what will happen the next Sunday! We try and keep things interactive, meaningful, Spirit-centered, and flexible.
There are many ways we learn together as a community.
One of those ways is through our dialogues with the biblical text. We do this not simply on Sunday mornings but throughout the week, that’s why these texts are posted here on this blog. It’s an invitation to reflect on what the Holy Spirit maybe saying through these stories to us and it also gives us a chance to prepare collectively for our Sunday morning meeting for worship.
You can also listen to the Sunday morning sermons online through iTunes’ podcast service (follow this link to go directly to the podcast). Here’s how:
If the link above doesn’t work you can
There are other opportunities to learn as well. Here is what is happening right now:
See Education page for more details.