Berkeley Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends
Archived Q&A and Reviews
Re: Quaker Silent Meeting with childcare?
The Berkeley Friends meeting is great and has childcare. http://www.quaker.org/berkmm/ I rarely go anymore but when I do go I love it. Sincerely, Ali
Re: Looking for a Quaker Philadelphia Yearly group
The Berkeley Friends meeting is diagonally across from Peets on Walnut St. There used to be a Strawberry Creek Friends meeting that met at the Friends Church on Sacramento & Cedar in the hall in back (whereas the service with the minister was in the sanctuary.) I suggest you call the office and ask if it still meets. I'm originally from Phila. and the Walnut street meeting house is pretty darn close to what I was used to. good luck! Peggy
Re: Radical church or synagogue
I love Quaker meeting, and an unprogrammed Quaker meeting is about as radical as it gets in many senses: no minister; no creed; unfortunately for you, no music (though our Meeting does have a singing group that meets between meetings for worship). We sit in silence and wait until one of us feels that the Spirit has moved them to speak to all of us. The Quakers have traditionally valued peace, equality, community, and simplicity. My home meeting takes place on Sundays at 11 a.m. on the corner of Walnut and Vine, diagonal from Peet's Coffee. There's another worship at 9 a.m. but there's no childcare at 9, though, of course, you could bring your daughter to worship. If you have questions, I'd be happy to hear them. Heather