WHO WE ARE
WHO ARE THE QUAKERS?
We offer this information to acquaint you with some of the characteristics
of the people called Friends or Quakers; in particular the members of Storrs
Friends Meeting. While there are no dogmas in Quakerism, there are three elements
of our religious society, interwoven as one piece throughout our
history: First is the faith and practise by which we live, second is our method
of worship and third is our mission of service through which we express ourselves
Friends look for that of God in every person, and believe through experience
in direct communication with the Divine Light. Ours is among the most mystical
seek the spiritual comfort and guidance found in a place beyond words.
We strive to live our faith by applying our beliefs to the actions we take.
We are known as one of the "peace churches", holding reverence for
all life. Throughout our history we have been activists on social justice issues
including many matters of social equality, economic justice, and stewardship
of the Earth.
As constant seekers and ministers to one another, we strive to discern God's
will in our lives.
Are you wondering
Do you only know Quakers as people with funny hats on an oatmeal box?
Well, come to
Storrs Friends Meeting
and meet us for real,
and see who we really are!
- Rachel Adams,
a Junior Friend, November 2010
Rachel Adams, right, with her family
- left to right, Chris Corcoran, Abigail Adams, and Aaron
For more information about Quakers in general or Storrs Friends
Meeting in particular:
- Come to worship with us.
- Telephone us at 860-487-1847
- Visit with us during the fellowship time
after each Sunday’s
worship. For directions to the Meetinghouse, see
Where to Find Us.
Further information about us can be found on the other pages
on this website and at the links to various Quaker web sties
listed at Our Connections.