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Medford Friends Meeting

MEDFORD MEETING RESUMES IN-PERSON MEETING ON MAY 23RD

Dear Friends—A little over a year ago, I had the unenviable task of notifying our members and attenders that we were suspending all in-person gatherings at the meetinghouse, including meeting for worship.  While we have learned to use zoom to hold our meetings virtually and have loved the silver lining of having friends join us from a distance, many of us have still longed to meet in person. 

I am happy to let you know that we decided at our recent meeting for business that we will begin in-person meeting for worship again on Sunday, May 23rd at 10:00 am.  All who attend will be required to wear masks, and we will maintain social distancing and follow all other state guidelines for indoor religious gatherings.  We will also continue to schedule zoom worship for those who cannot attend in person for whatever reason.  Until further notice, we will not have coffee hour after worship, but friends are welcome to gather outdoors for socializing, weather permitting.  

Just as with virtual worship, we will be feeling our way as we move forward with hybrid meetings--in-person meetings combined with zoom.  While we rejoice in this opening to begin meeting in person,  there will no doubt be the inevitable glitches.  Let’s hold each other in love and joy as we figure this out together. I look forward to seeing you all on May 23rd.

Ruth Darlington, Clerk

Recently, Medford Friends Meeting has received a few messages from people who were distressed by the Black Lives Matter sign in front of our meetinghouse.  We placed that sign on our lawn as an expression of love for the many people who feel our society, our laws, and our institutions, have not valued them.  We welcome the opportunity to have a conversation with anyone who would like to share their feelings about this in a spirit of love and respect.  If you would like to meet with us, please contact us at 609-953-8914. 

"Medford Friends Meeting joins with people of goodwill everywhere in affirming the way of love. We denounce the normalization of hate and violence in our society. We commit to working with others to build trust and understanding in our wider community." - Medford Monthly Meeting 2018

Welcome to the website of Medford Friends Meeting.  We invite you to spend some time with us, whether it is exploring our Meeting and Quakerism on these pages, or worship with us on Sunday!  Medford is located in southern NJ, about 18 miles east of Philadelphia, PA.  (See the map to the right.)

Medford Meeting is an active, diverse community, offering opportunities for spiritual enrichment and friendship.

Meeting Times

Zoom Meeting for Worship every Sunday at 10:00 AM Contact us for Zoom link and Info.

Office Hours: 8:30am-12:00pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

What's New

Some of the items going into 200 welcome kits for the migrant workers who will soon be coming to South Jersey for blueberry harvesting. Donations came from Medford Friends Meeting, Medford Leas and Atlantic City Area Meeting.

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A few Medford Meeting members and  friends recently tried out his cute little OWL technology.  It allows for a hybrid Meeting for Worship with some participants in the Meetinghouse and some at home, all on Zoom.  

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An Invitation

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A number of years ago, Mary Ann Bacon was taking a walk in Mount. Holly, New Jersey, during her lunch hour, when she passed the John Woolman Memorial.  Being a Quaker, Mary Ann knew about John Woolman, but what particularly drew her interest was the beautiful property.  She loved nature and gardening, and so she knocked on the door and asked if she could help.  That day began her long relationship with the Memorial as a volunteer and as a board member.

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Worship with us!

609-953-8914
14 Union Street
Medford, NJ 08055
United States
Meeting Times: 

Zoom Meeting for Worship every Sunday at 10:00 AM Contact us for Zoom link and Info.

Office Hours: 8:30am-12:00pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays