Eastern Hills Friends Meeting is an unprogrammed Quaker
meeting. All are welcome to join us in worship. We gather and wait in silence each
Sunday (First Day) for about one hour. Often one of us is moved to
speak, sharing a message, insight or concern. After worship, we always
take time to visit and we often have a program, discussion or other
activity. See the calendar for details.
- Contemplative worship - Our meeting is small. We start by singing about three hymns chosen by those in attendance. We then settle into contemplative worship for about an hour.
- Our principles are expressed in our Testimonies.
- The Religious Society of Friends is grounded in Christian tradition. Not all at Eastern Hills Monthly Meeting would call themselves Christ-centered. For those who are, Jesus’ role in the Meeting is perhaps best described in the words of one of our members: Jesus is welcome here, no matter what one’s relationship to him is. Our worship is not defined by theology or dogma. Christ-centered or not, we are mindful that our identity as Friends comes from Jesus’ saying, "You are my friends if you do as I have commanded you" (John 15:14). We seek to know and to live our understanding of God’s will as revealed in Jesus’ teachings and life and in our own experience of the Divine. We welcome all to our Meeting who feel that they can unite with us on such a spiritual journey. We share the observation of the Eighteenth Century American Quaker John Woolman: "I find no narrowness respecting sects and opinions, but believed that sincere, upright-hearted people in every Society who truly loved God were accepted of him."
- Business Meeting, Second Hour programs, and Other Activities
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1671 Nagel Road, Anderson Township
Access to the parking lot is off Blackthorne.