Meeting for Worship

What to Expect at a Meeting
When you come into the meetinghouse before worship you may find some Friends already sitting in silence. There is generally a “centering” that occurs at the beginning of Meetings when Friends seek to clear their minds of distractions and come to a receptive state. We listen and wait for a direct experience of the Divine. Some may be moved to share their experience by standing and speaking. About 15 minutes before the end of worship, the children enter the room to join us in worship. The meeting ends when friends shake hands and greet each other. Following worship, Friends share joys and sorrows, welcome new people, share announcements and enjoy a time of fellowship.

When We Speak
Out of the silence, some will feel their thoughts and feelings gathering around a specific idea, thought, or experience. Sometimes these thoughts and feelings coalesce into a message. That message is most often meant only for the individual worshipper. But sometimes that message is meant to be shared. It is up to the individual to discern the difference. Friends describe being “pushed” or “nudged” from their seat when they need to share a message. Individuals who are moved to share a message will stand and speak from their own experience. Messages do not need to be poetic or eloquent or long, and are often powerful in their simplicity. A period of silence between speakers is customary, and helps all to reflect on the message that was given.

In-Person Meeting

COVID-19 and the Meetinghouse
The Health Committee continues to monitor & update COVID precautionary measures to protect our most vulnerable members.

As of March 2023:
Masks are now optional in the Meeting House. Please stay home if you are sick or if you have been exposed to Covid. If you have recovered from an illness but are still coughing, please wear a mask. Remember that we are a community that cares for each other in the best ways that we can and choose your actions accordingly.

Blended Meeting (Zoom)

LIVE Zoom to Mountain View Friends Meeting for BLENDED Meeting with Friends
*9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. worship – please sign in or call in 15 minutes early. Use this Zoom Link Or Dial-in: (669) 900-9128 Meeting ID: 720 689 917, Password: 547913  (If you are asked for a personal ID just stay on the line)

Westside In-Person and Blended Meeting for Worship
*10 a.m. worship – Westside In-Person Meeting
Meets at Lakewood United Methodist Church
1390 Brentwood Street, Lakewood 80214
(A few blocks west of Wadsworth on W 14th Ave.) The church’s website is: 
Enter on the south side, or the accessible entrance on the west side.

Or Join ONLINE using this ZOOM link.

First Day School

Check announcements for upcoming First Day School/Experiences. Children of all ages are always welcome in Meeting for Worship; they are not required to attend First Day School/Experiences. 

Nursery: Infants – age 4

For babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, we provide a safe and loving environment in which our youngest children can play and grow. The children enjoy toys, books, and simple art activities, and a healthy snack is offered. A paid staff person provides stability and a second adult is always present.

Childcare Policies and Information for Parents