Quakerism and Meeting for Worship
At Frankford Friends, our community meets weekly to worship together. We practice reflection to make room for the Inner Light to guide us. Parents are welcome to join us in our weekly worship.
Students begin their worship in silence. During worship, a community member may feel moved to speak or raise a current issue. Following a spoken message, all return to the silence to reflect on that message. Meeting for worship ends with a handshake.
Friends value and pursue actions that reflect the spiritual practices of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality, and stewardship. They seek out nonviolent solutions to conflicts and differences and to help others through doing service, promoting social and economic justice, showing kindness in their daily lives, and supporting each other’s relationships with the Inner Light.
What Do Quakers Believe?
- Quakers believe that every member of our community can grow and change in order to reach her/his/their potential by listening to the Inner Light (divinity) within all of us.
- Quakers search for truth, valuing the challenge of different perspectives.
- Quakers resolve conflicts through respecting and listening to each other.
- Quakers value, welcome, and embrace diversity in cultures, background, and religions in our communities.
- Quakers act courageously in alignment with our core values and strive to be socially responsible.
- Quakers help all of our students to develop inner resources for self-discipline and achievement.
- Quakers understand that truth is continuously revealed and accessible to the seeker. Students learn through discussion, inquiry, reflection, and action, emphasizing critical thinking skills and cooperation, not competition.
- Quakers strive to bring our most engaged, most compassionate, most collaborative self to school every day.