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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

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

What's New

This report was submitted to Iowa Yearly Meeting-Conservative and read in session at the Annual Meetings in July, 2018.

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Who and what is Penn Valley Meeting?  Who do we wish to become--spiritually, socially, and communally?  What are our hopes and dreams for Penn Valley?  How might we work toward meeting those dreams?  Our first session was held Wednesday, April 25th, at 2 pm.  Sessions will be held on the 2nd Saturday and 4th Wednesday of every month and will continue until we are ready to move into planning and strategizing more specifically. 

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Read the whole chapter daily for a week.  Focus on the verse.  Ask yourself these questions:

  • What is the Historical context?
  • Did I see anything new here?
  • How does this scripture relate to my life?
  • Where do I agree and where do I disagree?
  • Why do I agree or disagree?

I suggest you keep a journal of your responses and reflect back later.  For more information, please contact Sharon Eiker.

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As of Thursday, September 28th, 2017.

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My name is Robert. I stopped in for meeting back in November after the election which was a hard time for me. I really enjoyed the meeting, and meant to return for another. Life catches up with you though and I just didn't make the time which I regret. Me and my wife are moving to Lawrence later this month and I am going to try and get in touch with the Oread Friends Meeting when we move. I just wanted to reach out and thank you all for being such a welcoming place. I wish I had made it out to more meetings, but am glad for the experience I had.

Take care,

Robert

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Recent Friendly Connection issues are provided below as pdf files.  Simply click upon the date you wish to view and it will open full size.  Enjoy!!

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Worship with us!

(816) 398-1934 - Voice Mail
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