Sunday Meeting for Worship
Because of Coronavirus-19 epidemic, we have added a virtual Sunday Meeting for Worship that you may learn about by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday Meeting for Worship
8:30 – 9:45 AM. Walking Meeting for Worship at Willamette Park
10:00 – 11:00 AM Worship via Zoom
10:00 – 11:00 AM. Worship in Meeting House
11:30 – 12:30 PM Second Hour (Adult Religious Exploration, Meeting for Business, Potluck)
(No 2nd Hours during the summer)
Wednesday Evening Meeting for Worship at the Meeting House
7:00 -7:45 PM
Meeting For Business is usually scheduled on the second Sunday
Sundays from 10:00 – 12:30pm
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How We Worship
As in other unprogrammed Meetings, the Corvallis Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) gathers for worship in silence. When you join us, you will find people sitting quietly. Occasionally someone may speak briefly, after which the Meeting settles back into silence. No designated minister speaks or prays at an appointed time.
What happens in the silence? Some Friends meditate. Some consider a phrase, or an image. Others simply wait expectantly. Some try to relax as fully as possible. Some consider a particular problem they or someone else is currently experiencing. Do whatever works best to open yourself to God’s presence in our midst. If you feel led, speak to us. However, directly responding to messages of others is discouraged. After someone has spoken, wait a few minutes before speaking yourself. After an hour of worship, a designated member closes the Meeting by shaking hands with another.
Corvallis Friends Meeting Statement on Racism
Members of the Corvallis Friends Meeting acknowledge that our Meetinghouse is located within the traditional homelands of the Chepenefa band of the Kalapuya-speaking Nation whose people were forcibly removed to reservations in Western Oregon, where they live today as part of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde and the Confederated Tribes of Siletz.
We also acknowledge the African Diaspora that came about primarily through the kidnapping and enslavement of Black people to build the prosperity of this nation without liberty, monetary compensation or just treatment. We recognize that Oregon was admitted to the USA as the only anti-slavery state with exclusion laws to discourage most Black people from settling here. As members of the Religious Society of Friends (also known as Quakers) we believe that Black Lives Matter.
In addition, we recognize the many contributions of Latinx and other People of Color to our nation’s culture, democracy and economy. Each person, regardless of appearance or economic status, deserves respect, to be treated fairly, paid living wages, and appreciated for their unique gifts and talents.
To the best of our ability, we are called to “…walk cheerfully over the world, answering that of God in everyone,” (George Fox, letter to Friends in Barbados, 1656) as we commit to justice, respect and equity for Indigenous, Black, and all People of Color.
We look forward to taking actions based both on our own vision of opportunities for greater justice, and in response to specific calls for action from the communities that have suffered throughout the history of our nation.
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