The Friends of Swarthmore
Meeting warmly welcomes all!
Worship is every Sunday,
10:00 to (approximately) 11:15
a.m. Please join us for
Fellowship which follows.
Address and Directions:
Address and Phone: Swarthmore Meeting, 12
Whittier Place, Swarthmore PA 19081, 610-328-8699
Friends Meeting is on the campus of Swarthmore College. Please see the map links
the following web address for a GoogleŽ map to the Swarthmore Meetinghouse http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&ie=UTF8om=1&q=12+Whittier+Place%2C+Swarthmore+PA+19081
the following website for
a campus map of Swarthmore College and SEPTA Swarthmore R-3 rail road station www.swarthmore.edu/campusmap/
Follow Route 320 South as it veers right at the first traffic
light. Two blocks later, just after the crest of the
hill, turn right on Elm Avenue. This is the
North Entrance to Swarthmore College Campus. There is a sign noting the Swarthmore Friends
Meetinghouse at the corner. In two more blocks turn
left on Whittier Place through the stone gates.
Shortly, you will see the Meetinghouse on your left
set back on a circle drive. Parking is available along
the circle drive and at two campus parking lots off Whittier Place.
to use for GPS systems: 12 Whittier Place, Swarthmore, PA.
Visitors can park in the circle around the
Meetinghouse. Also, on weekends people can park in Hicks Parking lot or
other close-by lots on campus, even though the signage says that it is for
Religious Education and
Every Sunday during the school year we have Religious
Education (which we call First Day School) for all ages. On the first Sunday
of the month, we have a popular program entitled "Faith
and Play." During the summer, childcare is provided.
... is silent and unprogrammed, and subject to the
guidance of the Holy Spirit.
...A period of time, perhaps twenty minutes, is used
to center into an inward stillness.
...Spoken messages come from the spiritual depth of
one's life and from the leading of the Holy Spirit.
...To be absorbed, each message needs to be followed
with a period of silence which allows for deepening.
...When the vocal and silent ministry speak to the
condition of those present and is developed and deepened in the Truth, a
profound sense of spiritual community occurs that freshens and delights.
This is what we call a "gathered Meeting."
...Meeting for Worship ends after about an hour when
the head of Meeting, on the facing bench, shakes hands with those
nearby. We then greet those sitting around us in a similar manner.
* excerpted from Friends Meeting of
Washington's website: http://quakersdc.org/