Why I Am a Quaker

Is being a Quaker worth it? We asked 8 longtime Friends what keeps them coming to Meeting every Sunday.

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6 thoughts on “Why I Am a Quaker

  1. I am a born again Christian, my parents are pastors and children of pastors so I was raised in the traditions and practices of my families denomination.
    It was Quaker worship practices and Meeting management that brought me to the Friends.
    I have always felt a “one-on-one” with God and Christ but have also always had a problem with preachers, creeds, rituals and all the other junk that has burdened those that wish only to worship quietly with others.

  2. If I lived in a community where The was a Quaker church I would definitely try it out. The nearest one I know of is a three hour drive away though. I feel I am missing something important because of this.

  3. Because this is a community,—a supportive community; one that does not give me answers, but encourages me to seek answers. Answers may change, but the joy of seeking them with others never does.

  4. Meditation helps unify our being, while community supports our lives. Wyoming has 5 active Unprogrammed Meetings.

    Our groups focus on helping people. We are not evangelicals, but we welcome seekers.

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