MEETING FOR WORSHIP at Phoenix Quaker Meeting is unprogrammed. There is no pastor or leader, save the spirit of God that is in us and among us. Our worship together is primarily silent, but includes brief spoken ministry when a worshipper is so moved. Friends gather to wait together in quiet anticipation of experiencing God’s presence. There is a living silence which has great power. A religious experience and a humble sense that it must be shared may lead to a spoken message offered in the spirit of worship. Meeting for Worship is a time for one’s spiritual life to be deepened. We welcome all who desire to worship with us.
Meeting for Worship generally lasts for one hour and ends with a handshake started by the person who has been appointed to be “Greeter” that day. Following an invitation for visitors to introduce themselves, we invite worshipers to share sorrows or joys from their week followed by announcements.
First Day School (Sunday School) for children ages 6 and above, is held during on Sundays during worship from September through May. First Day School is a time to explore the values, history, and practices of the Quaker tradition and a spiritual life, for the children and their teachers.
Between September and May, Early Child Care, for ages 5 and under, will be available three Sundays a month for families who are attending the worship service.