Sunday Meeting for Worship: 11 A.M.
Childrens' Program: 11 A.M. (childcare year-round, program during school year)
Business Meeting: 2nd Sunday each month at 9 A.M.
Potluck Lunch: 12.15 P.M. every Sunday
The Meetinghouse is Handicapped Accessible
See Calendar for other events including:
Welcome to the Worcester Friends Meeting Website. Please use these resources to assist you in becoming more acquainted with the Religious Society of Friends, various Quaker organizations, and, of course, Worcester Friends Meeting.
If you have never attended a Quaker Meeting for Worship before, you may be interested in knowing how we worship. Worcester Friends Meeting is an unprogrammed, non-pastoral Meeting. This means that there is no set readings or hymns and that no pastor or minister leads us in worship. Our meetings are spent in silence, with the silence being broken verbally by those present when the Spirit moves them to do so. We sit in a circle together, sharing the silence for about an hour, seeking direct communion with God.
At the end of the meeting, a designated person, usually the Clerk of the Meeting, will close the meeting with everyone shaking hands. We then introduce ourselves to the group. At the rise of meeting, all are welcome to stay for a Potluck Lunch, giving all a chance to socialize, ask questions and get to know people further. We welcome you to attend a Meeting and experience worship with a wonderful, hopeful, spiritual community.
The Worcester Friends Meeting is a self-governing Quaker Meeting. Once each
month the Meeting gathers for a monthly meeting for worship with a concern for business.
The programs and responsibilities for ensuring the well-being of the Meeting are conducted by committees. Current committees include:
Ministry and Counsel *
Outreach/Peace and Social Concerns
Buildings and Grounds *
All members and attenders are welcome and encouraged to serve on committees, however only members may serve on Ministry and Counsel, and as Trustees.