Oakland Quakers

(Religious Society of Friends)

Unprogrammed worship at 5 pm in East Oakland

 

Please join our worship group,

located in the Crestmont neighborhood of East Oakland.

 

We sit in silent prayer, seeking the still center where we might sense the presence of God. There are no hymns, no sermons, no set prayers, no responsive readings. Together, we are listening for the Living Christ, the Inner Light. Everyone shares responsibility for vocal ministry; God may call anyone to be a messenger, regardless of experience, age or education.

We believe that there is that of Godin everyone. For that reason, we cannot participate in violence against other people, including war, racism, and economic injustice. We have a profound reverence for Gods Creation, and work to be careful stewards of the environment. We look for ways to practice our beliefs in our daily lives, both individually and as a faith community.

The Religious Society of Friends (Quaker) was founded in 17th century England, and we take our name from the words of Jesus in John 15:

You are my friends if you do what I command.

I no longer call you servants,

because a servant does not know his masters business.

Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I have learned from my Father I have made known to you. This is my command: Love each other.

Please note: As of March 6, 2016, we hold Meeting for Worship each Sunday evening at 5:00 pm at 296 Rishell Drive in Oakland. Upon request, we can provide a ride to Meeting either from the intersection of 35th Avenue & MacArthur (on the 54, 57, and NL bus lines) in front of Annie’s Hairstyling and Conrad’s Computer Service or from the Fruitvale BART station. Leave a message at the phone number listed below.

In addition, our worship group has the following more or less regular activity:

(a)  on the First Saturday of the most months, we gather at 6:00 PM for a potluck and a movie. Please call ahead to confirm actual date and time.

For more information about this worship group

Email:

            correspondent[at]oaklandquakers[dot]org

Or call:

Peter & Karen Lin 510/530-0479

Or mail to:

Oakland Quaker Worship Group

℅ Strawberry Creek Monthly Meeting

Post Office Box 5065

Berkeley, CA 94705

For more information on the Religious Society of Friends: www.quaker.org.