Eugene Friends Meeting

Eugene Friends Meeting

of the Religious Society of Friends ("Quakers")

Volunteers on the Ministry and Counsel Committee (formerly known as Worship-Ministry-Nurture) provide pastoral care typically provided by a paid minister and ministerial staff. Our fundamental belief about Quaker ministry is that everyone is a potential minister, both in Meeting for Worship and in caring for each other.

Worship

During the COVID-19 state of emergency we keep our community connected by offering opportunities for worship together, whether virtually or in person. Learn more.

  • On the second Sunday of each month at 12:45 p.m., we offer Worship Sharing. Queries allow us to go deeper into our interior spiritual life and to share what we learn with others.
  • We Hold in the Light (a Quaker form of prayer) those who are unable to attend worship in community for any reason.

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Ministry

Our Committee cares for the Meeting’s spiritual life. Friends believe in “continuing revelation,” that God or Spirit continues to speak to us and direct us. We offer a clearness committee as a way to aid an individual with discerning the Truth of a message, and becoming clear about next steps.

  • We convene a clearness committee upon request to help when someone is faced with an important decision or when one feels a “calling” or “leading” to take on a new challenge.
  • We convene a clearness committee for membership when a person feels called to join the Religious Society of Friends.

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Nurture

Our committee nurtures the everyday needs of individuals in our community and accompanies people through major life events.

  • Our community can call on us for help with rides, meals, and other kinds of care. During the COVID-19 state of emergency we have made a special effort to reach out to those in the Meeting about their needs.
  • We may convene a care committee for those with chronic needs.
  • We convene clearness committees for marriages under the care of the Meeting.
  • We make arrangements for memorials upon the death of a beloved member of our community.

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Updated 5/1/2021