Media Monthly Meeting
of the Religious Society of Friends

125 W. 3rd St, Media PA 19063-2498
Phone: 610-566-5657

Worship is held 11:00 AM every Sunday
(except 10:00 AM in July and August).

 

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Meeting for Worship

We come to meeting for worship in quiet anticipation, ready to open ourselves to experience. We meet each other with joy, for each of us has found that closeness can strengthen and deepen awareness. Each aims to center down to sweep away all self-directed thoughts, letting the mind be clear and ready. In a gathered meeting there is a vivid sense of the seamless web that ties every part of the universe to every other part and that knits us together in understanding and purpose. At the close of such a meeting, there is special meaning in reaching out to grasp the outstretched hand of a neighbor.

Participation means both disciplining ourselves and attuning ourselves to the group. Whether we are moved to speak or to keep silence, what matters, for the meeting, is that we be sensitive to the inner prompting that should be our guide. Not every message is meant to be shared, but where insights are shared there isoften an amazing coherence among these expressions and the consciousness of other individuals.

Meeting for Worship is more than a peaceful hour set apart from the tugs and pushes and noises and demands of a busy week. We may find that the habits of calm contemplation, of listening to learn God's will, or seeing that of God in everyone can saturate our whole being and bring peace and steady purpose to every part of our life.