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... to the website of the Religious Society of Friends in San Antonio. We hold un-programmed Meetings for Worship each Sunday at 10:00 am at our Meetinghouse at 7052 N.Vandiver St. the corner of Eisenhauer Rd., on the northeast side of San Antonio, TX. We invite you to join us!

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Attending an Unprogrammed Quaker Meeting

Our meeting for worship is unprogrammed, so we gather in prayerful silence with neither clergy nor liturgy. The faith of Friends rests on the belief that each of us has that of God within with which we can connect if we become attentive enough. Stillness is an integral part of the meeting for worship as all of us try to center ourselves into the gathering silence and to be open to the living word of God. Listening together, we experience ourselves and each other as spirit-filled and spirit-led.

Anyone who feel that God calls her or him to share the Light may rise and speak during meeting for worship. The forms of vocal ministry may vary: a query, a poem, or a spoken message being most common. Afterwards, the silence should resume. Speaking in meeting is not an occasion for dialogue or debate, and, normally, a person does not speak more than once during the meeting. We try to enter each meeting for worship resolving neither to speak nor not to speak, but to await the inspiration that grows out of the silence.

Meeting ends when the clerk "breaks meeting" by shaking hands with and welcoming the neighbors sitting nearest. Others shake hands with those nearby. Our meeting has an additional short period where we share joys and concerns, greet visitors and ask them to introduce themselves, and make announcements. We invite you to join us! Quaker Events

Worship is followed by a short break for coffee, juice, and cookies. We share a potluck meal on the first Sunday of the month, to which all are welcome.  A discussion hour begins at 11:30 a.m. on the second and fourth Sundays of the month (see the scheduled topics on the right). Business Meeting takes place on the third Sunday.

Children are welcome in our meeting for worship and First Day School classes.. We provide child care for those children who do not stay in the meeting for worship the entire time. Children are encouraged to attend the first 15 minutes of the Meeting for Worship. First Day School class begins after that at 10:15.

If you would like more information, please leave a message at 210-945-8456. We will get back to you.