Lots of Happenings at Valley Friends Meeting
Last Sunday, March 18, we had a special forum "Student Panel on Gun Violence" conducted by 6 High School students, 1 college freshman, only 2 were members of Meeting. The other 5 volunteered to come. They did not "elder" us. They "youngered" us! And not only are they earnest and passionate, they are ORGANIZED.
See our photos page (above) or click here.
St. Mary's Franciscan Shelter is planting a garden, and Valley Friends is helping! They need gloves, hand tools, seeds, bulbs, fertilizer, SUNSCREEN and as usual cleaning supplies. Be sure to drop off your contributions in the bins in the Fellowship Room. For more information about St. Marys, click on our outreach tab above.
Plans are well underway for Valley's hosting of Quarterly Meeting on April 22. Our focus this time will be Conscientious Objection. We have arranged for a speaker from The Center on Conscience & War. For more information on CCW see our Outreach tab above. Check back here for details.
Note: The "Documents" page is being re-worked since most of the content is obsolete. If there is something you need to find, you can ask any of us.
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: 2018-03-22