Today some members of the Religious Society of Friends came to visit and tell us about their spiritual and secular experience as a church. Their beliefs come out of the Christian tradition. George Fox, in England in 1650 broke with the Christian church in several fundamental ways. They believe in equality of persons, genders, races and just about everything else you can imagine. Everyone is united in the belief that each human can experience the light within... that God is within every person. So there is light within every person and that no one has the complete truth.
The Society of Friends have been known through history for wearing plain clothes and for being against wars. Their services are abundant with quiet contemplative thought. There is a noted lack of ritual. Leadership passes around the congregation freely.
We learned a lot more about being a member of the Society (also known as Quakers.)
Come join us some Sunday and listen in yourself.