Whidbey Island Friends Meeting
The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)

Meeting for Worship - Sundays at 4:00 PM
at
Unitarian Universalist  Congregation
20103 Hwy 525 Freeland, WA 98249

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or further information contact Tom Ewell, Clerk 
whidbeyquakers@gmail.com

Mailing Address:   PO Box 691, Langley WA 98260


Special Event:  If War is not the Answer, What IS?
Jan 10, 2015
 

Calendars:      Public   /    Members

All Are Welcome

     We welcome visits and inquiries about Friends or Quakers—the two terms are interchangeable—on Whidbey Island.

    Some Friend's terminology, which may be somewhat confusing to visitors, dates from our origins in 17th century Britain, when George Fox rejected the authority of religious clergy and sought a direct relationship with God.

     Quakers have a long tradition, which we seek to emulate, of concern and involvement in peace and social justice issues.

    Friends testimonies on integrity, simplicity, equality and peace express our fundamental belief in the wisdom and presence of an Inner Light.


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meeting

Quaker Worship is Based on Silence

Friends meet in silence and in community. We believe that “There is that of God in everyone,” and that it is within the ability of every person to have a direct relationship with the divine. Thus, our Meetings for Worship are held in expectant silence, free of any prearranged form. Our shared experience of worship deepens our listening for guidance from the divine source.

At times, Meeting attenders may be moved or led to speak. Hearing another out of this silence allows us to attune closely to the speaker and can provide insight for our own seeking. When more than one person is led to speak, it is traditional to leave a time of silence between speakers.

 Meeting for Worship lasts about one hour concluding with a joining of hands around the circle and an opportunity for introductions and sharing.

You are invited to visit and join us in any of our activities.



Links to Quaker websites



Our History:
A small group of us began meeting in the Quakerly manner in 1991.  We became active in witnessing against the Gulf War and under the  care of Port  Townsend Monthly Meeting, formed Whidbey Island Worship Group.   In 2012 we became Whidbey Island Friends Monthly Meeting .

Regular Meetings :
- Meetings for Business  are the 3rd Sunday of every month,  after Meeting for Worship.  
          - Our Children’s program is irregular.   Call for information; children join worship at 4:45 p.m.

Called Meetings, events and schedule changes,  are posted on our Calendar.  ( Links at the top of this page).