Moorestown Friends Meetings is part of the Religious Society of Friends (Quaker)
Friends meetings are spiritual communities of people who gather for worship, business and friendship. These meetings are the center of Quaker community life and also the foundation of the structure of the Religious Society of Friends. Moorestown Friends Meeting holds meetings for worship weekly and supports the spiritual, social, educational and material needs of its members. A significant part of the meeting community are regular attenders. Through active engagement in their meeting, Friends find both a caring and safe environment and the challenge of spiritual growth. A Friends meeting offers members a place to test leadings and convictions based on a shared appreciation of individual and corporate spiritual direction. A commitment to undertake action, often expressed in a “minute of concern,” can result when Friends labor together to discern God’s way toward witness in the world.
At monthly meetings for business, 2nd Sunday, the meeting attends to its entire range of activities and committee work. On occasion, and with reasonable notice, the clerk may schedule an extra “called” meeting for business. Meetings for business provide opportunities for members to share information and worship together as well as make decisions.
The relationship of the individual and the meeting includes the expectation that everyone will participate directly in the life of the meeting community. Active involvement typically includes regular attendance at meetings for worship and for business, service on committees, financial support, and other contributions to the ongoing work and life of the meeting. Active involvement ensures that one knows others and is known by them. Active involvement contributes to an individual’s spiritual growth in community.