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.

What's New

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10/15/2017 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

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10/08/2017 - 11:30am

We will have a community cleaning day after worship this coming First Day, October 8, 2017.  Bring your brown bag lunch and cleaning supplies so we can work together to spruce up the Meetinghouse.  Come worship and stay after--so that lots of hand

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10/01/2017 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

The program for this upcoming First Day (October 1, 2017) is Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business.  Several important items to consider--so please try to attend.

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09/24/2017 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

Our program this coming First Day will be presented by a representative of the international Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.  Come and learn about the issues they are facing.

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09/17/2017 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

Query for 9th Month: CIVIC RESPONSIBILITY

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09/10/2017 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

Deborah Shounce will share her insights into the challenges and realities of Alzheimer's And Dementia.

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Worship with us!

(816) 398-1934
Penn Valley Friends Meeting
4405 Gillham Road
Kansas City, MO 64110
United States
Meeting Times: 
Meeting for Worship: 10am-11am, First Days (Sunday)
Fellowship: 11am-11:30am
After Meeting Program: 11:30-12:30