Gather for worship with us! Mountain View Friends Meeting is a Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (often known as “Quakers”). We welcome people from all faiths and those of no particular faith. We are all seeking the Divine together. Our meeting practices “unprogrammed” worship. This means that we gather to wait for God’s ministry to come to us out of the silence without appointed clergy as a guide. We have no creed or dogma, but we do have testimonies which guide our actions. Those testimonies include simplicity, peace, integrity, community, and equality. Friends believe that putting our faith into action in the world is important.
What to Expect at a Meeting
When you come into the meetinghouse for 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.
COVID-19 and the Meetinghouse
The Health Committee (Sharon Jordan, Renee Roberts, Penny Thron-Weber) continues to monitor & update COVID precautionary measures to protect our most vulnerable members.
Please enter through the west doors (Columbine), sign in upon arrival for contact tracing, and social distance on the benches.
KN95 or N95 masks are required to be worn in the meeting house at all times. Please use hand sanitizers if needed.
40 max friends in the Meetinghouse at any given time. There is no advanced sign-up system so if you arrive to find 40 friends have already entered, please join us from another location via Zoom.
Outside worship is unlimited, no masks required, social distance.
Food & Beverage are allowed inside but please keep your mask on at all other times.
Please stay home if you are sick