We encourage new attenders to participate in the activities at Abington Meeting for a period of time to get to know us and to become familiar with the work of Friends in our community.

In order to join in full membership with Abington Friends Meeting, an active attender would write a letter to the clerk of Meeting stating the intent to become a member. This letter is read at our Monthly Meeting for Worship to Attend to Business, and the letter is then passed to our Care of Members Committee for discussion and discernment.  The committee may set up a meeting for clearness with the potential member and a few Friends from this committee, after which the committee would bring a recommendation for membership to the next Meeting for Business, if appropriate.  If a recommendation for membership is made, the Meeting would have an opportunity to get to know the potential member prior to approving the recommendation at the following Meeting for Business.

Below is a Power Point slideshow on Membership in Meeting. If you would like additional information, please contact our clerk of Meeting, George Schaefer at

Quakers and Membership