The “Quaker Way of Worship” to be Discussion Topic at Newtown Quakers

Newtown Quaker Meetinghouse, 219 Court Street
Newtown Quaker Meetinghouse, 219 Court Street 

“Experiment With Light” will be featured at the adult class at the Newtown Quaker Meetinghouse, 219 Court Street, on Sunday, February 28 at 9:45 a.m. Meeting for Worship in the manner of Friends will begin at 11 a.m. The public is invited.

Traditional Quakers have no paid clergy, based on their belief that God is accessible to everyone. There are no prescribed rituals or symbols, and worship begins in silence. After settling into silent worship, anyone may feel moved to speak.

“Experiment With Light” is a meditative and centering practice based upon Rex Ambler’s book, Light to Live By, which describes Quaker meditative habits and translates them into a highly accessible process of clearness and understanding. The meditation is available online and one can follow the prompts at home.

Some of the questions to be discussed include:

How do we quiet our brains enough to hear the still, small voice within us? . 

How might we deepen our experience of meeting for worship? 

Do we have life experiences to work through? Decisions to get clear about?

The discussion will be led by members of the Committee on Worship and Ministry of Newtown Quaker Meeting.

Newtown Friends Meeting, co-founded by the Quaker artist and minister, Edward Hicks, in 1815, holds services every First Day (Sunday). During the school year, First Day classes for children and adults are at 9:45 a.m. and Meeting for Worship is at 11:00 a.m. Professional childcare is provided. All meetings are open to the public and visitors are warmly welcomed.

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