Agate Passage Friends Meeting

Bainbridge Island & Kitsap County

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Agate Passage Friends Meeting is a silent Quaker Meeting centered on Bainbridge Island across Puget Sound from Seattle, Washington.  

Agate Passage Friends began in 1967 and originally met in homes in the North Kitsap region. Since 1995 the group has met on Bainbridge Island.  It is dedicated to sustaining traditional Quaker values and practices, and the Meeting  includes those of many spiritual paths united in the Quaker belief that "there is that of God" in every one.

The Meeting welcomes visitors warmly to share with us in seeking the richness of receptive silence. The silent hour is a time of waiting, of setting aside our usual patterns of thought, our analyzing, and our worrying. We wait patiently, but with unwavering attention, for a new kind of consciousness. Quakers have traditionally called this the Light

The Light may come as a new insight with regard to oneself or may lead people to feel that they have spiritual insights that would help the Meeting. Any individual may try to express these ideas briefly and clearly. After 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. While vocal ministry is of great value, some of our richest spiritual experiences come in completely silent Meetings.

Out of sitting still in the Light have come 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.

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.

Meetings for Worship are held weekly on Sunday at 10 a.m. at Seabold Community Center on Bainbridge Island.  A fellowship period follows our silent meeting from 11 AM 'til Noon. Please see our Meeting Schedule

Meeting Clerk: Craig Jacobrown (360) 297-4160

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