Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
Dubois Rd., Annapolis, MD 21401, USA
Meeting for Worship every Sunday at 11am
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.
change from previous years' tradition, the
Potluck Luncheon [that used to follow
Meeting for Worship on the first First Day (Sunday the day of Business
Meeting)] will now instead occur on the FOURTH First Day (again, Sunday)
after Meeting for Worship. As remaining tradition, 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!
For more information about Holiday Market 2015 recipient charitable
organizations, click here.
We also wish to remind our community of the recent decision undertaken
by Annapolis Friends Meeting to commit ourselves to the citizens action
campaign as described in the following. Although we have had to
replace this banner twice now due to anonymous 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 the
perpetrators rather feel moved to attend a meeting with us and engage
alternatively in constructive dialog. We wish to know why there are
those who feel somehow threatened by this statement of support for those
subject to injustice in our nation
We will be hosting a Meeting for Learning (in the style of a Worship
Sharing) on Sunday (in Quaker parlance "First Day") morning, November 29th
at 10 am to further discuss the issue of "How Racism Affects Your Life",
including the "Black Lives Matter" challenge we have taken on in our
congregation. If you wish to participate and learn more about
the continuing Quaker struggle with racism in
our lives, 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.