Friends General Conference

Together we nurture the spiritual vitality of Friends

Redwood Forest Friends Meeting

The Santa Rosa Quaker Meeting -- a spirit-led gathering we invite you to come explore

Life in 2020 throws us challenges like never before, where peace, equality, inward searching and integrity are signposts on a journey, and doorways to meaningful lives.

For Friends -- Quakers as we are better known -- successful encounters with each other and the wider world ask that we take strength from an "inner light," the Divine as sought by individuals of diverse backgrounds and honored by seekers in a gathered community.

Beyond that we reject dogma and embrace these basic tenets: authenticity in word and action as antidote to self deception; peace within, across the larger community and in the world at large, as corrective to violence and oppression; simplicity as the right ordering of our lives where the seeds of truth, love and honesty bear nourishment for the spirit; and equality, born of a conviction that there is that of God in everyone...rich, poor, native born, immigrant, and across and all ethnicities.

Meeting Times

Sunday Schedule:

10:00 AM: MEETING FOR WORSHIP
                  We welcome new seekers to our Meetings for Worship, currently held via Zoom!
                  To obtain the Zoom link or to join by phone, please contact [email protected]
                  Our Children’s Program is in hiatus while we are sheltering-in-place.  Children are welcome                   
to attend programs offered on Zoom by other Friends Meetings. For info, please contact  [email protected]
 
11:00 AM: Announcements
12:00 Noon: 2nd Sundays, Meeting for Reflection
                      Other Sundays, 2nd Hour activities will be scheduled as individual conveners are led

What's New

Here are the minutes for the Meeting for Business held on April 11, 2021

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An Online Bimonthly Worship Group on Braiding Sweetgrass, By Robin Wall Kimmerer
Pacific Yearly Meeting
Sponsored by Unity with Nature, Indigenous Concerns Subcommittee [of Ministry Committee], and
the Youth Programs Coordinating Committee of PacYM

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In our March Meeting for Business, we considered   a number of items that needed more seasoning and more work.
 
First, was the report by the ad hoc Nominating Committee, and second was a very incomplete attempt at composing a minute that explained our restructuring.  We realized that this was going to need more careful crafting, so the Coordinating Group along with the ad hoc Nominating Committee joined together to write a minute that would be brought to our next Meeting for Business.
 
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Ben Lomond Quaker Center Worship Opportunities

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WAY WILL OPEN — 2021 FRIENDS GENERAL CONFERENCE GATHERING

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Here is the April Newsletter with 3 attachments: Clearness Committee for Thistle West; Meeting for Discernment; and Coordinating Group report.

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Worship with us!

707-578-3327
Redwood Forest Friends Meeting House
Fully Accessible Campus
1647 Guerneville Rd.
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
United States
Meeting Times: 

Sunday Schedule:

10:00 AM: MEETING FOR WORSHIP
                  We welcome new seekers to our Meetings for Worship, currently held via Zoom!
                  To obtain the Zoom link or to join by phone, please contact [email protected]
                  Our Children’s Program is in hiatus while we are sheltering-in-place.  Children are welcome                   
to attend programs offered on Zoom by other Friends Meetings. For info, please contact  [email protected]
 
11:00 AM: Announcements
12:00 Noon: 2nd Sundays, Meeting for Reflection
                      Other Sundays, 2nd Hour activities will be scheduled as individual conveners are led
Other Quaker Sunday Worship
Ben Lomond Quaker Center Worship

Online Daily 7:30-8am PST or PDT

Friends House Worship Group

10 am, Friends House Library

684 Benicia Dr, Santa Rosa

Apple Seed Friends Meeting

10 am, Many Rivers Books and Tea

130 S Main St Sebastopol

Lake County Worship Group

11:30 am at a member’s home.

Call Barbara and Edwin Christwitz, (707) 995-0940

Ukiah Worship Group

10:30 am, Plow-shares Peace & Justice Center

1346 S. State St, Ukiah.

Call 468-8478 for information and directions.