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Penn Valley Friends

Welcome!

We’d love to have you join us for worship. The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) is not a closed community but a group of seekers like you.
Penn Valley Friends Meeting is an “unprogrammed Meeting.” The Quaker worshipping community has traditionally been called a Meeting for Worship. The worship is “unprogrammed” because there is no order of service and we have no pastor or minister. These are practices that follow from the convictions of those who founded the Religious Society of Friends in the seventeenth century.
What to Expect in Worship:
As an unprogrammed meeting of Quakers, Friends worship in silence. As 10 am approaches, conversation dies down and Friends settle into silence. As we gather in silence, we wait expectantly for the leading of the Spirit. Speaking in Meeting is unprogrammed.  Anyone who feels led by the Inner Light to express a message shares that inspiration. Friends believe that every person can have a direct experience of the Divine without human intermediaries.
Sometimes the time for worship may pass completely in contemplative silence. At other times, several people may speak for a few minutes.
During the last ten minutes of worship, Friends (including you) are encouraged to share joys, sorrows, and concerns in a spirit of worship.
We break meeting by shaking hands and greeting those around us. Then a Friend will lead us through introductions and announcements. We go around the room, sharing our names and any announcements we have. If it is your first time at meeting, we’d love to hear you say a few words about who you are.

Meeting Times

Currently Penn Valley Friends a meeting via Zoom.  If you wish to join us, please send an email (under contact) and we will give you the information.  Blessings to all!

Meeting for Worship: 10am-11am, First Days (Sunday)
Fellowship: 11am-11:30am
After Meeting Program: 11:30-12:30

What's New

Penn Valley is currently conducting its worship meetings on line via Zoom.  Due to the pandemic, it is not clear when we might safely return to face-to-face meeting.  Take good care, Friends!

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2020 Committees for Penn Valley Friends

Clerk: Angelika Shafer

Recording Clerk: Jon Shafer

Treasurer: Shirley Scritchfield

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About Us

Penn Valley Religious Society of Friends is an unprogrammed meeting of Quakers.

Everyone Welcome!

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Penn Valley Friends is a Monthly Meeting that belongs to the Annual Meeting of Iowa Yearly Meeting-Conservative https://www.iymc.org/.  As such we follow the Faith and Practice for that organizati

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Worship with us!

(816) 398-1934 - Voice Mail
Penn Valley Friends Meeting
4405 Gilham Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64110
United States
Meeting Times: 

Currently Penn Valley Friends a meeting via Zoom.  If you wish to join us, please send an email (under contact) and we will give you the information.  Blessings to all!

Meeting for Worship: 10am-11am, First Days (Sunday)
Fellowship: 11am-11:30am
After Meeting Program: 11:30-12:30