WELCOME! Quakers believe that there is that of God in every person. In this spirit, we welcome all people regardless of age, race, differing abilities, gender identity, and sexual orientation.
Ann Arbor Friends Meeting is an unprogrammed Meeting affiliated with Friends General Conference. Our Meetings for Worship are held in expectant silence, without a program or pastor. Each worshiper seeks to listen to the spirit of God within. If that spirit brings to any of us a message that seems clearly to speak to the condition of others, we may rise to give that message as vocal ministry. Visitors are welcome at Meeting for Worship.
We meet for worship every Sunday mornings in the Meetinghouse of Ann Arbor Friends Meeting, 1420 Hill Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. On the 1st, 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month the meeting times are 9:00 a.m. (‘first’/’early’ meeting) and 11:00 a.m. (‘second’ meeting). The ‘first’ meeting usually has a smaller attendance and tends to have little vocal ministry. The ‘second’ meeting has larger attendance and often has more vocal ministry.
On 3rd Sundays, Business Meeting (Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business) is held at 9:00 a.m. The ‘second’ meeting time is unchanged at 11:00 a.m. on 3rd Sundays. During months when there is a 5th Sunday, the ‘first’ and ‘second’ meetings are combined and held at 10:00 a.m. Child care is provided for this meeting as well.
Children are invited to join their families in Meeting for Worship. Children attending the 11:00 a.m. Meeting for Worship may choose to join other children and volunteer adult leaders for the various activities of First Day School (Sunday School), which begins at about 11:00 a.m. (10:00 a.m. on fifth Sundays).
We refer to the end of Meeting for Worship as ‘rise of meeting’. Fellowship with refreshments and informal socializing takes place in the Fellowship Room (or in the open backyard in good weather) after the rise of meeting on the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 5th Sundays. On 4th Sundays, there is an informal Potluck after the rise of ‘second’ meeting, to which all are invited.
… Laura Lein, Clerk | Ben Kuipers, Assistant Clerk | Peggy Daub, Recording Clerk