Picture of Meeting House

This artist's rendition of the AFM meeting house was commissioned by Bonnie Peregoy and is the work of Joseph Harrison Snyder, website link here.  Joe is located in Washington DC.  

Annapolis Friends Meeting
of the
Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)

351 Dubois Rd., Annapolis, MD 21401, USA
info@annapolis.quaker.org
410-573-0364

AFM Quaker Holiday Market!
Saturday 12/3/16

To see more information about any of our recipient charities, please find information on their web sites by clicking on any of the four following links (doing so will take you away from the AFM web page):

Afghan Women's Fund
Centro de Ayuda
Catoctin Quaker Camp Green Bath House Project
Annapolis Lighthouse

 

 

Meeting for Worship every Sunday at 11am

Early Morning Meeting for Worship also gathers at 8 am every Second, Fourth and Fifth (when they occur) Sundays of the month

Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business every first Sunday of every month at 9 am

 

We warmly welcome you to join us.

Our core belief is that each human being is endowed with an inner light or divine spirit. Many of us define that as God, but our community also includes individuals of other faith traditions, as well as agnostics, atheists and non-theists. Annapolis Friends Meeting is a welcoming community committed to supporting your spiritual journey.

 We invite you to gather with us as we practice in the historic tradition 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.” Sometimes the silent worship is punctuated by a simple spoken message by anyone moved to do so.

 Do you value an engaged life? Quakers embrace and practice peace, simplicity, equality, integrity, community and stewardship of the earth.

 

We’re glad you’ve found us here at the home page of Annapolis Friends Meeting.  We welcome you to take the next step and join us in presence.  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. There is also an Early Morning Meeting for Worship for those who prefer to gather earlier at 8:00 am every second, fourth (and fifth, when there is one) Sunday, sometimes held outside when the weather allows.  While child care is not available during this earlier gathering, parents and children are welcome to gather with us together.

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, except in August when we do not convene during the traditional gathering of our Baltimore Yearly Meeting which takes many away from our area.  Following business meeting is the usual 11:00 Meeting for Worship.

Our Potluck Luncheon usually occurs on the FOURTH First Day (again, fourth 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 -- bring your hunger and fellowship!  We love to meet and greet.

Our Newsletters and Calendars of Events (both in-house and rental events) are detailed on those pages accessible to the left.

Through our committees, broader Quaker organizations, and interfaith alliances,  Annapolis 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.

Friends, as a new feature we are posting the minutes of the latest Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business so as to give them more timely publication, and to also allow visitors to this page a more real time schedule of upcoming AFM events and activities.  You may view these by clicking the Newsletters and Minutes item on the left.  

For those wishing a contemporary informational discussion of Quaker topics:

Clicking here will take you to the entirety of the continuing weekly series of videos QuakerSpeak recommended for long affiliated Quakers and new attenders alike

[This will take you to QuakerSpeak on YouTube and away from the AFM web page]

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.



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