Quakers believe that there is that of God in everyone. From this we derive our Testimony of Equality. In keeping with our testimony, we welcome everyone to worship with us, regardless of race, class, creed, age, sex, or sexual orientation.
We invite you to join us in worship in the simplicity of the quiet Quaker Meeting. We find that a healing and creative power can be found in silent group worship. The Meeting is unprogrammed; that is, there is no formal service and no clergy. We meet in silence to be open as a group and as individuals to the “leading of the spirit.” Anyone is free to speak or pray aloud, if moved by the spirit. We seek to answer that of God in all we meet.
While the Religious Society of Friends grew from Christian roots, Quakers are open to the idea that spiritual leadings may come from other religious and philosophical traditions. There is no creed. As a result, Friends are a diverse group with a membership from a variety of backgrounds and beliefs.
Important note about changes of time and place where we meet. We now only meet on the first and third Sundays of the month, from eleven AM to noon, at the Niagara Artists Centre on 354 St. Paul Street in downtown St. Catharines. Parking is available on the street. The meeting on the first Sunday of the month is followed by a potluck lunch of finger food and informal conversation. We often go to a nearby cafe for lunch after meeting on the third Sunday of the month.
Interested people are always welcome in our meetings, and anyone may arrive without prior arrangement.
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