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“Knowing that Friends will show up every week to share an hour of expectant waiting is a touchstone for me.“Susan
Please note: Due to concerns for the health and safety of our meeting attenders and the wider community, Fresh Pond Meeting for Worship will NOT meet in person on Sunday mornings until further notice.
When you join our Zoom meeting you will be met by a greeter. You are welcome to arrive as early as 9:30 am for Friendly conversation. Meeting for Worship begins at 10 am in a breakout room. The greeter will facilitate your entry into that room.
Fresh Pond Meeting is exploring how we may begin holding hybrid meetings for worship in the meeting room at Cambridge Friends School while still allowing access to the meeting via Zoom. We are experimenting with technologies to see what will work best in our environment. We recognize that there are people in our community who will never be able to join us in person. We also recognize that there are people in our community who will never be able to join us over Zoom. We are seeking ways that we can be a truly inclusive community for everyone.
See below for directions for logging into our virtual meeting for worship on Zoom.
Fresh Pond Quakers is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Meeting for Worship
Time: 9:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 687 886 882
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Sundays at 10 am. Join us! (Directions below)
What Do We Believe?
The most fundamental belief of Quakers is that every person holds within them the essence of God, and can access that essence for guidance through worship and prayer. Our practices evolve from this essential belief. Our behavior with each other and in the world show common themes of peace, simplicity, equality, and integrity – often referred to as our testimonies. All are based on our experience of the divine acting in our lives and relationships.
It is traditional Quaker practice that we “minute” statements that reflect our understanding of the Spirit at work among us, and in the world.
What is Our Meeting for Worship Like?
We worship with no pastor or professional minister. Our experience is that the Holy Spirit is present among us and will guide us. This is called unprogrammed worship in the Quaker tradition.
After Meeting for worship each week, we join together for meeting business, potlucks, religious education, and social time. You may see our schedule of those monthly events here.
We have been holding our intergenerational First Half Hour program in a separate breakout room in Zoom. The program is on hiatus over the summer but we expect it to start up again on the first Sunday in September. We cannot hold potlucks over Zoom and we have stopped holding Extended Worship on Fifth Sundays but the rest of our after meeting activities are continuing while we meet on Zoom.
Enter through the courtyard on the right side of the school, access from the parking lot. ** Cadbury Road is marked “Do Not Enter” but that is ONLY DURING WEEKDAY SCHOOL HOURS. ** You may drive up the road in front of the school to our parking lot, or park on the street!
from Mass Ave, take Upland Rd. to Corcoran playground (6 blocks counting on the right). Cut diagonally across the park to Walden St. Turn left on Walden, go to Wood St., the first street on the right (purple house with large pine tree on corner), turn right and walk one block. Cross Cadbury Rd, go along the east (right) side of the school, go inside the courtyard. 3/4 mile, 15 minutes’ walk.