Welcome to Sadsbury Friends Meeting!

We are an historic peace church who practice the Quaker faith. Silent gatherings for worship are open to all comers. Those present are invited to worship and to follow the leadings of the Spirit. When truly moved, anyone may minister.

Meeting for Worship is a time when Friends (with a capital "F") come together for reflection, thanksgiving, praise of God, prayer and/or search for direction. It may be silent, expectant waiting, or it may include the sharing of one's message.

Each experience of worship is different. There is no right way to prepare for spiritual communion, no set practice to follow. One may find thoughtful reflection and prayer helpful in stilling the mind and body and opening one's self to the Spirit. Direct communication with God may come as a leading or fresh insights not necessarily meant to be shared.

At other times, vocal ministry may come in the form of prayer, praise of God, song, teaching, or witnessing. Fellow worshipers are called upon to listen with openness. However, a completely silent Meeting for Worship can be profoundly nurturing.

Worship is ended with the shaking of hands.

Second Annual Contemplative Christmas Eve Service

Sadsbury Meeting House, 4-5pm. All are welcome.

 

sadsburymeetingwinter640x475Come experience an hour set aside for quiet reflection on the heart of Christmas. While a warm fire snaps in the hearth, let the subtle light of flickering candles, live violin music and special readings deepen your connection to the gift, light and hope of Christmas.

During the service, as the light outside dims, we will be lighting candles within. If you wish, please bring a candle and candle holder from your home that will be used in a lighting ceremony during the service.

We would love to have you join us as we all step away from the hurried pace of the holiday season. Let this afternoon hour quiet you and draw you to the heart and meaning of Christmas in one of the oldest houses of worship in Lancaster County, Sadsbury Friends Meeting, 1089 Simmontown Road (1/2 mile East of Rte 41), Gap, PA. This special Christmas Eve service (Saturday, December 24) is from 4-5 pm. Stay afterwards for refreshments, hot chocolate, hot mulled cider and fellowship.

If you have any questions please feel free to Contact Sadsbury Friends Meeting at info@sadsburyfriendsmeeting.org or call 484-985-0454.

1089 Simmontown Road (1/2 mile east of Rte 41), Gap, PA 17527     610-593-7004     info@sadsburyfriendsmeeting.org
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