A Journey into Quaker Spirituality
Greetings, seekers of the Light, and a warm embrace to all who find themselves drawn to the spirit of communal worship. Central Philadelphia Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends extends an open invitation to visitors, embracing the diversity that enriches our large, urban Quaker community.
Join Us For Worship — Sunday at 11am
1501 Cherry St, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Who We Are
We are a vibrant and diverse Quaker meeting, united in our pursuit of spiritual connection and understanding. Whether you are a seasoned Quaker or exploring Quakerism for the first time, your presence is a cherished addition to our community.
How We Worship
Our worship, a sacred hour that unfolds every Sunday at 11 am, is a journey into the depths of the Divine. We begin in silence, creating a space for deep contemplation and centered reflection. This silent communion with the Divine allows us to wait expectantly, opening ourselves to the gentle guidance of the Spirit.
In the quiet of worship, some may be moved to share messages inspired by the Spirit. These spoken messages, borne out of a profound connection with the Light within, contribute to the collective spiritual experience of our community.
The conclusion of our worship is marked by a simple yet profound gesture—a handshake and a heartfelt "Good morning." Following this, we gather to share the joys and sorrows of our lives, inviting visitors to introduce themselves and become a part of our extended spiritual family.
At the heart of Quaker spirituality is the profound practice of turning toward the Light within each of us. Whether you recognize it as the Light of Christ, God within, or the Spirit, this direct communion with the Divine is described as "sinking down in the Seed."
This intimate connection serves as a guiding force, bringing healing, forgiveness, inspiration, and leading to a life of service for Love and Truth. It is a journey of transformation that shapes our understanding of the world and our role in it.
As you explore the depths of Quaker spirituality with us, may you find solace, inspiration, and a sense of purpose. Our meeting is a haven for those seeking a fulfilling life grounded in the Light. We look forward to welcoming you into our community, where the spirit of unity and worship permeates every aspect of our shared journey. Join us on Sundays at 11 am as we embark on this sacred exploration together.