Dayton Friends Meeting

 

 

 

Ohio Valley Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quaker)

Who are Dayton Friends?

Dayton Friends Meeting is a loving, inclusive community of Quakers who gather together in silent worship.  We believe that there is “that of God,” the Light or Seed of the divine, in each person.  That Light grows as we attend to God’s presence and nurture one another, leading us to live with greater integrity and witness to the possibility of peace and justice in the world. Although we believe that revelation is ongoing and vary in the names we call the Divine, we look to the life of Jesus for inspiration and guidance.  We welcome all who are looking for a caring community of seekers.

 

Dayton Friends Meeting recently

moved to a new space at the:

 

United Christian Center

433 Oak Street

Dayton, OH 45410

 

Come join us!

Weekly Worship

First Day (Sunday) Meeting for Worship at 10:30am, with singing at 10:15am

First Day School for Children:  10:45am to 11:30am

 

Other Regular Activities

(All are welcome)

Meeting for Worship with a Concern for Business

First Sunday of the Month, following Worship

 

Second Hour Discussion

Second Sunday of the Month, following Worship

 

Women’s Group

Second Wednesday of the Month, 3:00pm, at member’s homes

Directions

From US-35 (east bound) - Take Keowee Street exit.  Turn right at exit on to Keowee Street and then at Wayne Avenue, turn left.  At the fourth block, turn right on Park Drive.  Take Park Drive to the second intersection and turn right on to Jay Street.  Travel straight one block where Jay becomes Bradley Lane (alley way).  Follow alley past buildings and turn right for parking for United Christian Center.  Follow signs to Dayton Friends Meeting.

 

From US 35 (west bound) - Take Keowee Street exit.  Turn left at exit on to Keowee Street and then at Wayne Avenue, turn left.  At the fourth block, turn right on Park Drive.  Take Park Drive to the second intersection and turn right on to Jay Street.  Travel straight one block where Jay becomes Bradley Lane (alley way).  Follow alley past buildings and turn right for parking for United Christian Center.  Follow signs to Dayton Friends Meeting.

First Day School

We provide First Day School programming for any youth attending Meeting.  Elementary and pre-school children join the adults for the first 15 minutes of silent worship, then go to their classroom to learn about Quaker history and testimonies, the Bible, and other topics.  Teens also join the adults for the beginning of worship, though they are welcome to remain for the entire period.

Committees and Current Clerks

Clerk of the Meeting - Terri Scarpelli

Peace and Social Concerns - Tom Applegate

First Day School - Nikki Coffey-Tousley, Barbara Robinson

Library - Barbara Robinson

Ministry and Oversight - Nikki Coffey-Tousley

Treasurer - Al Scarpelli, Carolyn Applegate

 

CONTACT

Call Nikki Coffey-Tousley at 937-253-3366

Write: c/o Barbara Robinson, 627 Kenwood Avenue, Dayton, OH 45406

Email: tss06@sbcglobal.net

Links

Ohio Valley Yearly Meeting - ovym.quaker.org

Friends General Conference - www.fgcquaker.org

Friends World Committee on Consultation - www.fwccamericas.org

American Friends Service Committee - www.afsc.org

 

Some Introductory, On-line Pamphlets on Quakerism

             Meeting the Spirit:

             www.fwccemes.org/quakers/meeting-the-spirit

             Silence Worship and Quaker Values:

             www.fgcquaker.org/resources/silent-worship-and-quaker-values

Updated April 2014

Who are Quakers?

The Quaker movement began in seventeenth century England with the ministry of George Fox.  Fox emphasized the immediacy of Christ as an Inward Teacher. Early Friends met in silent, waiting worship in which any member might be led to speak, rejecting need for ordained clergy and outward ritual. Friends also took great care to insure that their daily life reflected the truth as they had come to discern it, developing testimonies on Integrity, Peace, Simplicity and Equality.  Quakers today continue to challenge one another to live out these testimonies.  While some Friends Meetings have adopted a programmed worship service, others like Dayton Meeting continue to meet in silent worship which prepares us for service in the world.  The Ohio Valley Yearly Meeting Book of Discipline says of Quaker Worship:

 

True worship, whether vocal or silent, is offering ourselves, body, mind, and soul, for the doing of God's will. During the silent waiting, the flow of the Divine Spirit from heart to heart is often felt. "One is your teacher, and all ye are brethren" (George Fox.) Worshipers should gather in a spirit of silent prayer with a willingness to give, as well as receive, so that the full possibilities of the Meeting hour can be reached and its influence extended throughout the community from week to week.