Trenton Meeting of Friends

Welcome to Trenton Meeting of Friends of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)! 

We meet for Worship each First Day (Sunday) at 10am.

In this time of continued pandemic, we worship together using Zoom on our computers or telephones each week for now. Some Friends have started coming to the Meetinghouse to worship.  Some gather outside near the Peace Pole.  Some come inside, always maintaining social distancing and wearing masks.  The Zoom link for our Quaker Worship is emailed to our mailing list and to those not on our mailing list who have requested it. You can make that request by emailing [email protected].

We worship together for about an hour in what is mostly silence.  Although not much is being said, there is much going on as we center together in prayer.  Sometimes out of that silence, people rise to speak, sharing messages that come from the holy part of them. We find the honesty and truth revealed in this way to be helpful and inspiring, sometimes leading to callings and actions.  Trenton's Quakers are active making contributions to our community and our world.

Among the historical testimonies that express central values of Quakers are the presence of God in each person, a direct and individual communion with God, and between all human beings a working towards peace, equality, simplicity, care of the environment and care for each other.  In these times, many people feel these leadings!

 

Meeting Times

Meeting for Worship: Every Sunday, 10am

Meeting for Worship for Business: Second Sunday, 9am, continued after worship if necessary

Social Sunday after Meeting for Worship:  Third Sunday

Peace and Social Concerns Committee after Meeting for Worship:  Fourth Sunday

Community Yoga: First Saturday of each month at 9 am

What's New

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The following letter was approved by Meeting to be sent to the New Jersey US Senators Booker and Menendez at the Thrid Month Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business:

Dear Senator xxx,

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George Clymer and his Quaker Connection

 

George Clymer, signer of both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, is buried in our Meeting’s yard.  As told to me, the Meeting’s handed-down verbal story states that he was not a Quaker, but was visiting his son in Trenton in the winter when he died.  Although he lived in Morrisville, he had to be buried in Trenton because the Delaware River could be crossed then only by ferry.  This story is in error.

 

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Trenton Meeting of Friends has considered and approved support for "A Quaker Statement On Migration" as prepared by a number of American and international Quaker organizations as stated in the statement.  The text is here and the PDF file suitable for printing is available via the link provided below.

A Quaker Statement on Migration

December 8, 2020

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With the addition of references to our influnces from Fellowship of Friends of African Descent, Trenton Meeting has approved this Racial Justice Minute on the Ninth Day of the Eighth Month 2020:

Racial Justice Minute

Approved 9 Eighth Month 2020

 

We were appalled and sickened by the brutal killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25, 2020 by a white police officer.  The fact that this has sparked a fire of outrage all over the country and the world indicates that it is time to finally end racial injustice.

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Peace and Social Concerns Committee - Minute concerning racial justice post George Floyd's death 23 Sixth Month 2020

We were appalled and sickened by the brutal killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25, 2020 by a white police officer.  The fact that this has sparked a fire of outrage all over the country and the world indicates that it is time to finally end racial injustice.

 

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Worship with us!

609-278-4551
Trenton Meeting of Friends
142 East Hanover Street
Trenton, NJ 08608-1704
United States
Meeting Times: 

Meeting for Worship: Every Sunday, 10am

Meeting for Worship for Business: Second Sunday, 9am, continued after worship if necessary

Social Sunday after Meeting for Worship:  Third Sunday

Peace and Social Concerns Committee after Meeting for Worship:  Fourth Sunday

Community Yoga: First Saturday of each month at 9 am

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Donations

Support for the meeting is greatly appreciated.  You can send check or money order to

Trenton Meeting of Friends

PO Box 8

Trenton, NJ  08601

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