Friends General Conference

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A programmed Quaker Meeting in Farmington NY

What to Expect When you Attend Worship

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Worship Details: 

We have two worship services on Sundays. Unprogrammed (silent) worship is from 8-9am on Sundays. The programmed worship service is from 11am to 12pm. In the summer (July and August) programmed worship is from 10-11am. Programmed worship includes hymns, a time for sharing prayer concerns, a musical offering from the choir or the hand-bell choir, a sermon, a children’s message, a scripture reading and a period of silent worship. 

Children in Worship: 

Children are welcome in worship for the whole hour and we have quiet games and toys in the front of our worship space to help keep our youngest attenders occupied. Please know that we are not bothered by the noise of our youngest members. We have many young children and we are use to the noise of children talking, playing, and singing and the sound of babies crying. There is an unstaffed nursery located downstairs in the education wing if you wish to take your child there during worship. Nursing mothers are welcome to nurse in church. If you would be more comfortable elsewhere, our nursery downstairs has comfortable places to sit.

Sunday School for pre-school through 6th grade is offered the first and third Sundays from 10-11am. The middle school and high school youth group meets every Sunday from 10-11am. Adult Bible Study is every Sunday also from 10-11am. Sunday School does not meet during the summer.

What to Expect Sunday Morning: 

Worship at Farmington Friends is relaxed and friendly. Some people in our Meeting dress up for worship and others come in ‘business casual’ or jeans.  There are front and back parking lots, both of which are accessed from Sheldon Road.  The front entrance is handicapped accessible and leads directly into the worship space.   The rear entrance leads into our education wing which is connected to our worship space by a stairway.  As you enter our worship space you will be welcomed by our greeters who will provide a bulletin to help guide you through worship. We love welcoming newcomers to our Meeting.  However, you do not have to get up during worship and introduce yourself. We ask that newcomers sign our guest book so that we can send you a welcome note.

Above all else, please know that you are welcome at Farmington Friends!