To benefit the survivors of trauma and sexual assault aided by the
Peace Through Pieces ministry. Items sold are handmade in Burundi
and Congo by the women served by this ministry.
Saturday, December 7 -- 9 am to 3 pm
Quilts, Aprons, Potholders, Tote bags, Backpacks, Zip bags
Quilted handbags, Baskets, Table pads, and more
In addition hand made items donated by local artists
and crafts people will be sold to benefit this work.
The essence of Friendsí faith Learn About Quakerism
The essence of Friendsí faith is that God dwells within each individual and is accessible, without intermediaries, to anyone who is open to a relationship with the Divine.
This belief in the immediate presence of the Light of Christ within the soul
and its power to transform us into sons and daughters of the Divine has always been a vital message of Friends.
I'm a Quaker because...
Lorraine Watson, North Seattle Friends Church
Danny Coleman, North Seattle Friends Church
A Church Reborn
Do you have a yearning for God and
a keen sense of spirituality, yet you can't quite find a fit with traditional churches?
Do you have a relationship with God that brings you peace,
but you don't know how to be part of church-as-you-know it?
Over 350 years ago,
Friends shed the trappings of their traditional church.
They knew that the heart of Christianity
was a direct, experiential relationship with Jesus.
If a person had this relationship, they didn't need anything else.
If a person didn't have it, nothing else would satisfy.
It started a movement in which people gathered to know God together
--and waited to hear from God directly.
This began the custom of waiting in Silence for ministry to emerge
rather than depending upon clergy to do the God-work.
More than just changing worship,
it changed the way Friends conducted business together.
In fact, it changed a lot of things, leading us to beliefs of
equality among all people, peacemaking, simplicity, and social justice.
North Seattle Friends Church
is the evangelical Friends presence in Seattle.
This just might be what you have been looking for in a church. Join us for the God-adventure.
"Quakers have never had a creed as something to be repeated
or as a standard of admission to membership.
This deliberate omission is not to be understood as an indication
of the judgment that convictions are unimportant.
The deepest difficulty with a fixed creed is
that it inevitably becomes formal,
can be repeated without conviction.
Even with the best of intentions, the formula is artificial
and external, and therefore something for which the sincere Christian
dare not settle... God, Quakers believe, is real." "The People Called Quakers",
by D. Elton Trueblood, Friends United Press, 1980, page 65