Our Worship...

... is silent and unprogrammed, and subject to the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

A period of time is used to center into an inward stillness. Spirit-led listening is perhaps the most important task of the worshipper.

Spoken messages come from the spiritual depth of one's life and from the leading of the Holy Spirit.

To be absorbed, each message needs to be followed with a period of silence which allows for deepening.

When the vocal and silent ministry speak to the condition of those present and is developed and deepened in the Truth, a profound sense of spiritual community occurs that freshens and delights.  This is what we call a "gathered Meeting."

Meeting for Worship end after about an hour when the head of Meeting, on the facing bench, shakes hands with those nearby.  We then greet those sitting around us in a similar manner.

All Are Welcome at Meeting for Worship

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The Friends Meeting of Washington invites its neighbors to an open house on Sunday, October 26, from 3:00 to 5:00 PM, primarily to share their plans for major renovations and structural improvements in 2015. Everyone is welcome.

There are three major parts of this construction plan:

  • A. An elevator located to provide access to nearly all parts of the campus.
  • B. A two-level glass enclosed hallway connecting our three buildings into a unit.
  • C. Major regrading of the back garden, leveling one part to be even with the Assembly Room while building up the other part to be even with Quaker House Living Room.

You can read more about the plan in this brochure on the Meeting's website: http://quakersdc.org/sites/default/files/Welcome%20Home.pdf.



7:30 a.m. Capitol Hill Worship Group.  William Penn House, 515 East Capitol St, SE.

9:00 a.m. Meeting House Parlor, 2111 Florida Ave NW

10:30 a.m. Meeting House Meeting Room, 2111 Florida Ave NW

10:30 a.m. Quaker House Living Room, with special welcome to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals (though all are welcome), 2121 Decatur Place NW

6:00 p.m.  Meeting House Decatur Place Room, 2111 Florida Ave NW

Every Day

7:30 a.m.  Capitol Hill Worship Group.  William Penn House, 515 East Capitol St, SE.


7:00 p.m.  Meeting House Parlor, FMW  2111 Florida Ave NW except June 12 and June 19, 2013

Monthly Meeting for Worship with Concern for Business

Noon   Second Sunday from September through June and on the third Sunday in July, no meeting in August, FMW  2111 Florida Ave NW

A Welcome Brochure listing the many worship, study, and service opportunities is available by clicking here.