Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
Dubois Rd., Annapolis, MD 21401, USA
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Meeting for Worship every Sunday at 11am
Meeting for Worship with
Attention to Business every first Sunday of every month at 9 am
Welcome to the web page of
the Annapolis Friends Meeting, We are a spiritual fellowship where all people of
the widest diverse personal, spiritual and social backgrounds are always welcome. Our meeting house is wheelchair accessible and has a hearing assistance system. We are located on Dubois Road
which is a left off of North Bestgate (just past the large St. John Neumann Catholic Church) all the way at the end on the left.
Our Sunday Meeting for Worship is from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm. First Day School (Sunday School) and childcare are
provided for the children and youth during this time. Our
monthly Meeting for Worship with a Concern for Business
is from 9:00 am – 10:45 am on the first Sunday ("First Day" of the week in
Quaker parlance) of each month.
Following business meeting is the usual 11:00 Meeting for Worship.
Potluck Luncheon now occurs on the FOURTH First Day (again, Sunday)
after Meeting for Worship. ALL are invited
to join in the potluck luncheon. Meal contributions are welcome, of
course, but are NOT required as prerequisite to attendance. All that is
required, at a minimum -- bring your hunger and fellowship! We love to
meet and greet.
Calendars of Events (both in-house and rental events) are detailed
on those pages accessible to the left.
warmly welcome you to join us in worship.
In the historic practice of the Religious Society of Friends, we sit
quietly together in expectant silence to know the presence of the
Divine Spirit and to wait for that “still small
voice” of the living God to lead each and every one of us. There is no prearranged
program or outward sacrament, nor any "pastor" or clergy to lead us. We all share in the ministry of silence,
sometimes punctuated by a simple spoken ministry by anyone moved to do so.
core belief is that God
endows each human being with a measure of the Divine Spirit, or Inward
Light. As we grow in awareness of this Light and submit ourselves to
its leadings, we are enabled to live in conformity to the will of God.
We have no formal creed but embrace the testimonies which Friends have
practiced since our beginnings over 350 years ago, namely: simplicity,
peace, integrity, community, equality, and stewardship of the earth.
organizations, and interfaith
Friends Meeting acts locally and thinks globally on the great concerns
of our time such as: world peace, alternatives to violence, racial
justice, homelessness, LGBTQ rights, and protection of the environment.
We welcome you to join us!
We also wish to remind our community of the decision undertaken
by Annapolis Friends Meeting in September 2015 to commit ourselves to the citizens action
campaign as described in the following. Although we have had to
replace this banner three times now due to anonymous vandalism (and we are
just one of various faith communities in the Annapolis area supporting
this movement and experiencing repeated vandalism), we view this as
a challenge to our conviction in this matter. We believe we have no
recourse, and will continue to display this banner, and hope that those
who have contrary ideas rather feel moved to attend a meeting with us, or any of the
various other area faith congregations also committed to this dialog. We wish to know why there are
those who feel somehow threatened by this statement of support for those
particularly subject to institutional injustice in our nation.
If you wish to participate and learn more about
the continuing Quaker struggle with racism in
our lives and in the larger institutions in our world, please join with us. We want to hear all innermost
spiritually led convictions from the light that
each of you brings to the meeting.
Please send any comments about the website to
Wes Jordan (Clerk of Meeting and Web Manager)
Annapolis Friends Meeting is a a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization.