Rahway and Plainfield Friends Meeting

Click for old website - contains geneological information

Directions

Map of our block

Map of surrounding area, if coming from the south

We are the Plainfield Friends, also known as Quakers. We have been in Plainfield since the 1700s, and changed as the community has changed. Today we are a continuing faith community. Our basic belief is that every person has that of God within. This shapes our faith and our social witness. We believe it is important to practice and nourish both. Thus we hold worship services, and we take action upon the world to advocate for just treatment of all.

Quakers in the twenty-first century adopt contemporary lifestyles much as other mainstream faith communities. The “Quaker” of the Quaker Oats box is a historical image that is dated by 150 years. Our spiritual community has no association with the brand or manufacturer. Today in most Quaker congregations (we call them meetings) most members and attenders are people who were not born Quaker. We offer a faith and social witness that is open to seekers.

If you want to learn more about Quakers and their beliefs a great place to start is here: http://quakerspeak.com/basics/

Meeting Times

Meeting for Worship
Sunday 10:30 AM

Sunday (First Day) School
10:30 AM

Fellowship following worship
11:30 AM

Potluck every first Sunday
11:30 AM

Meeting for Worship
 Wednesday 7:00 PM

What's New

Meeting for Worship on Wednesday nights is back.  Please join us at the Meeting House at 7PM on any Wednesday for worship and fellowship.

Public

We will still be holding regular 10:30 services on Christmas Eve and New Years Eve. All are welcome.

Public

We will be holding our yearly Christmas Breakfast this coming first day on December 17th.

Breakfast will be served at 9:00 AM with festivities and songs following.

Members are encouraged to bring baked goods if you are joining us.

Public

https://www.librarything.com/

The Meeting House has a collection of books about Quakerism and social issues. The books are cataloged on the librarything.com website.

Public

The Story of the Friends in Plainfield

Including

A History of Early Quaker Families

Public

Most of the information below is from a commerative booklet published upon the occasion of the 150th Anniversary in 1938, of the construction of the present meeting house in Plainfield, New Jersey.

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Worship with us!

(908) 757-5736
225 Watchung Avenue
Plainfield, NJ 07060
United States
Meeting Times: 

Meeting for Worship
Sunday 10:30 AM

Sunday (First Day) School
10:30 AM

Fellowship following worship
11:30 AM

Potluck every first Sunday
11:30 AM

Meeting for Worship
 Wednesday 7:00 PM