Frederick Friends Meeting
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Frederick Friends Meeting is a Quaker community brought together to know God and to answer that of God in everyone. We welcome people of all ages, races, sexual orientations, and faith backgrounds.
Take a tour of this website to learn more about us and the Religious Society of Friends (or Quakers), of which we are a part. And we invite you to join us in worship on Sunday mornings or Wednesday evenings at our meeting house in downtown Frederick.
Our life is love, and peace, and tenderness; and bearing one with another, and forgiving one another, and not laying accusations one against another; but praying one for another, and helping one another up with a tender hand.
—Isaac Penington (1667)
The church was at the center of my life as I was growing up. My family lived in the parsonage next to our church in Southern Indiana where my father was the pastor while he studied at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville. Later, when he was a pastor of churches in North Carolina, I went to church twice on Sunday and on Wednesday night. At one small church, our family even cleaned the building during the week!
Frederick Friends and guests enjoyed a wonderful time together at Catoctin Quaker Camp the weekend of April 24-26. Some people were there Friday evening through Sunday; others came and went at different times. At one meal, we had at least 35 people (including 15 children). Highlights included
Waking up to snow on Saturday morning,
Sighting a black bear,
An exercise on the retreat theme of “Tending the Spirit,”
Worships on climate change and following the lead of Jesus in one’s everyday life,
The meeting is to review and respond to the following sections in the 2013 draft of Faith And Practice: The Life of the Spirit” (Section I,2); “Meetings for Worship” (Section I,3) and “Monthly Meetings” (Section III,1).
Yarrow and Isaac First-Hartling Smith would like to introduce Robinson's Godparents Kris and Dominic Fair.
Frederick Friends Meeting follows a practice, common to many meetings, of contemplating a different set of queries each month. Queries are questions used among Quakers to uncover how our faith is being lived out, both individually and as a community.
Queries for May 2015: Equality