The following information is provided for the benefit of those who might like to attend a Meeting for Worship at Abington Monthly Meeting. All are invited and all are welcome.
Indoor Meeting for Worship
11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
First Day School
Most Sundays, September – May
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. All ages.
First Day School consists of talks and activities that provide a Quaker perspective on the issues and challenges of everyday life. We hold separate classes for adults, high schoolers, middle schoolers, and elementary school children.
Outdoor Meeting for Worship
Every Sunday, June-August
9:30 AM – 10:15 AM
In addition to our normal indoor Meeting for Worship, we hold optional outdoor Meetings behind the Meeting House during the summer.
Childcare for children up to age six is available on the second floor of the Meeting House, at the end of the building and to your left.
Members and attenders park on the right side of the driveway leading up to the Meeting House (accessible from Greenwood Avenue) or in the parking lot on the west side of the Meeting House (accessible from Meetinghouse Road).
As you enter the Meetinghouse, which is what we call our place of worship, the room where the Meeting gathers will be the first door on your right. The John Barnes Room, which is where we meet for adult classes, special events, or business, will be the first door on your left.
Because Quakers worship in silence, please lower your voice when approaching the Meeting House before Meeting for Worship. Likewise, please silence your cellphone.
There is no pastor or minister. Instead, attenders rise and speak when the Spirit moves them, generally keep their comments brief and of a spiritual, heartfelt nature, and allow ample time for others to reflect on what has been said before rising to speak. Statements often have a common thread; however, this is not a requirement.