Column: About Fort Lauderdale Friends Meeting (Quakers)

All are welcome to join us in worship each Sunday from 11 AM to Noon. Shortly before 11 AM, we gather in quiet waiting, to begin worship.

Quakers (a.k.a. the Religious Society of Friends, or “Friends”), have long supported LBGTQ equality. Friends were among the first to perform same-gender marriage ceremonies.

The Fort Lauderdale Friends Meeting meets in a room called the Reception Center, at the Sanctuary Church: 1400 North Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale FL 33304. To get to the Reception Center, follow the covered walkway leading from the right of the main church building. On the sidewalk, under the covered walkway, will be a sign reading “Quaker Meeting” and an arrow pointing toward our meeting room.

How We Worship:

There is no outward signal for the beginning of our worship. Our worship begins as we gather together quietly.

As we settle into worship, we let go of all outward and distracting thoughts; and we move into a quiet, waiting attitude of spirit. 

Listening, rather than speaking, is our primary activity during worship. We open ourselves to experience the Divine Presence within us and among us, and we listen for guidance and direction in our lives. Quakers cherish time spent in silent communion.

Occasionally, someone may be led to communicate a vocal message, a prayer, a song, or a story with spiritual content. Anyone present may experience a call to such a ministry.

After about an hour, the Meeting for worship closes with the joining of hands. At this time, we greet each other, introduce ourselves, and share announcements.

Quakers believe that within each one of us, a portion of the “Divine Light” or the “Divine Spirit”, resides. We strive to nurture that divine presence within ourselves, and within every person. 

Quakers have established several regional, and national organizations to help us work in the world. Examples of National organizations are: Quaker United Nations Organization, Friends Committee on National Legislation, Right Sharing of World Resources, Friends World Committee on Consultation, and Quaker Earthcare Witness. 

Additionally, regional Quaker organizations mirror the above list. For example, some of the environmental initiatives by Quakers in the Southeast have gained national attention.

Finding Quakers in South Florida:

Quakers in Fort Lauderdale:

Fort Lauderdale Friends Meeting

Meeting for Worship: Sundays at 11 AM

Location: in the Reception Center at:

Sanctuary Church (Second Presbyterian Church)

1400 N Federal Hwy. (U.S. 1) 

Fort Lauderdale FL 33304 

Web Site: https://www.fgcquaker.org/connect/quaker-finder/fort-lauderdale-friends-meeting

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Phone: 954-682-1433

Quakers in Miami:

Miami Monthly Meeting

Meeting for Worship: Sundays at 10:30 AM 

Early Worship: 8:45- 9:25 AM

Address:

Miami Meetinghouse

1185 Sunset Road

Coral Gables, FL 33143

Web Site: 

https://www.fgcquaker.org/cloud/miami-friends-meeting

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Quakers in Palm Beach:

Meeting for Worship: Sundays at 10:30 AM

Address:

Friends (Quaker) Meeting

823 North A Street

Lake Worth, FL 33460-2424

Web Site:

www.palmbeachquakers.org

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Phone: 561-313-6838


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