Lots of Happenings at Valley Friends Meeting
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Last Sunday was Fathers Day, and that was the subject of our forum. It was well attended, emotional at times, painful, funny, and surprising. We had a Father's Day Breakfast that was yummy indeed.
The Earth Quaker Action Team (EQAT) continues their good work, with participation by our clerk, Mark Brier, and Susan Becker:
On Thursday, June 7, at 6 pm, 5 members of EQAT gathered for an action at Worcester Township Community Hall. PECO has been holding hearings at various locations in the region to justify a 82 million dollar rate increase. The group including meeting representatives, Marc Brier and Susan Becker held signs and engaged PECO customers entering the hearing and asked them which version of PECO they wanted to see, the dirty energy PECO of the present or the green energy jobs of the future. Members also went inside and testified at the hearing as to how little PECO has done for the region in the area of green energy and helping communities hit by joblessness, high energy bills and unhealthy conditions brought on by fossil fuels, especially in some of Philadelphia's poorer neighborhoods.
Valley Friends Meeting
1121 Old Eagle School Road
Wayne, PA 19087
Clerk: Marc Brier
Valley Friends Meeting is a member of Haverford Quarterly Meeting, which is part of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, and is affiliated with Friends General Conference (FGC).
We worship in the traditional manner of Quakers in this plain, unadorned room. With no prearranged service we settle into silent worship, center our thoughts, and expectantly wait to enter into direct personal communion with God as we experience the power in this gathered group.
Silent prayer and meditation are helpful aids. As we enter into worship we center both mind and body. Recalling a remembered prayer, a meaningful quotation, or a Biblical verse can often lead us to the Divine Spirit. Each of us is seeking God's presence in ourselves and the gathered Meeting. You are invited to join us.
Worship may lead to new discovery or revelation which gives us fresh insight. At times we may be moved to share this gift with other worshipers and speak. As the silence continues we may feel closer to God and one another. At times the entire worship will be silent yet we still are bound together in the Unspoken Word.
The Meeting for Worship is concluded when two people on the facing bench, at the front of the room, shake hands. This gesture of loving communion spreads through the group. Following Meeting for Worship there is an opportunity for visitors to introduce themselves. At this time we share general announcements. We invite you to join with us in Divine Worship. You are welcome to join in our activities and to bring your children to our First Day School.
Last updated: 2018-19-06