Agate Passage Friends Meeting

Bainbridge Island,

Meeting for Worship

We welcome you warmly to share with us in seeking the riches of receptive silence.

The silent hour is a time of waiting, of setting aside our usual partners of thought, our analyzing, and our worrying. we wait patiently, but with unwavering action, for a new kind of consciousness. Quakers have traditional called this the Light.

The Light may come as a new insight with regard to oneself or may lead people to feel they have spiritual insights that would help the Meeting. Each individual may try to express these ideas briefly and clearly. After such vocal ministry, the group should have ample time to sink back  into silent waiting before the silence again is broken, if at all, during the rest of the Meeting.

There is also the ministry of listening, of hearing behind the words that are spoken, of holding those words up to the Light, to know that of God in the speaker. Wile Vocal ministry is of great value, some our richest spiritual experiences come in completely silent Meetings.

Out of sitting still in the Light have come the Quaker Testimonies for Peace, Simplicity, Equality, and Community. Through these Testimonies, Quakers have become actively involved in social concerns, such as prison reform, human rights, education and peace.

At the end of the worship hour, someone will close Meeting. The group will rise and hold hands around in a circle. Join us.

Should you care to stay after Meeting for fellowship, we will be glad to have the chance to get to know you and try to answer any questions you may have.

To turn all we possess into the channel of universal love becomes the business of our lives.  -- John Woolman

Meeting Contacts

Clerk of the Meeting: Craig Jacobrown
Recording Clerk: Norm Keegel
Ministry and Counsel: Karla Zimmerman
Web site: Bob Royce

Telephone: 1-877-235-4712

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