Quaker Worship

When you visit our Quaker Meeting, you will find a simple setting with chairs facing the center of the room. You may sit anywhere you wish.

Friends_Meeting_Bobby_Buskirk_0Our Meeting for Worship is a time of quiet that lasts about an hour in which the daily clamor of life is stilled and we can hear God’s voice. The Meeting finishes with a shaking of hands, followed by notices covering our varied activities. Children are welcome; there is a separate class for them and there is toddler care during worship. Please ask for details.

Quaker belief is rooted in the Judeo-Christian religious tradition. Miami Friends also believe that God is not limited to that revealed in ancient or recent scriptures. The Spirit of God continues to be revealed in multiple forms and through diverse channels. God is vital and in everyone and is accessible directly. Ongoing reinterpretations of the truth are necessary to remain open to that not yet revealed.

Regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation or nationality, every person is a potential messenger and servant of God. We are called to minister to one another, sharing pastoral responsibilities.

Miami Friends meet in silence in unprogrammed group worship. Occasional spoken messages, inspired by the spirit, arise from the silence. We seek to be instruments of God’s love, expressing testimonies of peace, social justice, and non-exploitive simple living as we work toward fulfilling visions of harmony with nature, maximum good for all and unceasing spiritual development.

Everyone is welcome to attend our Meetings for Worship held each Sunday at 10:30 A.M. (with First Day School for children at the same time) and our Meeting for Learning (for Adults) at 9:30 A.M.