Patuxent Friends Monthly Meeting was established in 1980 upon a strong current of Quaker Universalism. We, who are called Quakers or Friends, are members of the Religious Society of Friends. We believe God is present in every person. We have no formal creed, no ritual, dogma, nor liturgy. Instead, we gather in a circle of communal silence, creating a space where we listen attentively and expectantly for Divine guidance, both individually and corporately.
We strive to respond in love, rather than react in fear; we seek peace both inward and outward in our daily lives; we are led to implement our concerns for the equal rights of all. Many of us have been drawn to the Religious Society of Friends because of its dual commitment to Spiritual awareness and social action. We support each other on our continuing journey toward a more perfect understanding of the light of the Spirit shared by all.
We invite you to share this spiritual journey with us.
Please join us for worship at 10:00 a.m. on Sundays.
Your children are also welcome either at Meeting for Worship or First Day School.
Picture by Hugh Conway, taken February 7, 2010
Patuxent Friends Meeting sponsors the Community Mediation Centers of St. Mary's and Calvert Counties, which assist Southern Maryland residents, organizations and businesses by providing alternative dispute resolution services. The Centers provide an opportunity to manage conflicts differently. With the help of trained volunteer mediators, participants can discuss issues and talk about their concerns. In mediation, the participants—not the mediator—control the decisions and the outcome.
Other local organizations supported by Patuxent Friends include: Calvert Interfaith Council, Project ECHO homeless shelter , Patuxent Voices, Chesapeake Cares Food Pantry, Solomons Volunteer Rescue Squad and Fire Department, and Friends House at Sandy Spring .
National Organizations supported included: Right Sharing of World Resources, Friends Journal, Quaker Life magazine,
Friends General Conference, Friends United Meeting, American Friends Service Committee, Friends Committee for National Legislation, and the Interfaith Working Group for religious diversity and social issues.
For more information on Quakerism and Quaker organizations (American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL), etc.) go to www.quaker.org.
Picture by Hugh Conway, Spring 2010
Some Friends say there is
That of God in everyone,
Which must include me.
Peter Rabenold, 1997
Fracking in Maryland and Pre-Trial Judicial Reform: Public Information and Advocacy Training Sessions
Whether to continue the moratorium on fracking in Maryland, and whether to institute reforms to pretrial incarceration of persons unable to find money for bail, will be considered by the Maryland legislature during the upcoming 2017 session. Both of these are urgent issues for Marylanders.
A series of free, public information-sharing events will open discussion regarding these two important issues:
- In Charles County… January 5th, 7:00 to 9:00 pm, in Room BI104, College of Southern Maryland, LaPlata Campus
- In St. Mary's County… January 11th, 7:00 to 9:00 pm,in the auditorium of College of Southern Maryland, Leonardtown Campus
- In Calvert County… January 19th, 7:00 to 9:00 pm, in Room 119, College of Southern Maryland, Prince Frederick Campus
At each event, two 50-minute presentations/discussions will cover the issues of fracking and judicial reform -- Maryland Alliance for Judicial Reform will present on and discuss the pretrial reforms, and Chesapeake Climate Action Network will present on fracking in Maryland. They will be followed by a 20-minute presentation on effective means of advocacy with Maryland legislators.
Don't miss this opportunity to learn about the issues and to learn how to have a voice in them!
This event is s ponsored by:
Calvert Interfaith Council
Chesapeake Climate Action Network
Maryland Alliance for Judicial Reform
Patuxent Friends (Quaker) Meeting
Shattered Families: The Collapse of America's Mental Health System
The showing of this film will take place onTuesday, January 24, 2017, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Calvert Library in Prince Frederick. A discussion will follow the film. This subject is too important to be ignored. Please join us!
Calvert Library events are accessible to individuals with disabilities. For special needs, please contact them 2 weeks prior to the event at 410-535-0291.
This event is sponsored by:
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Chesapeake
Patuxent Friends Meeting
The Community Mediation Center of Calvert
Supporting children in Nioro, Senegal.
Spring of 2015