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 Cynthia Gonzalez, Winter 2019

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.

What Do Quakers Believe? (Click to see video.)

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

 

 


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Spring of 2015

Upcoming Events

Bri Workuff, Charity Humm and Jennifer Wilder joined organizations accompanying asylum-seekers in Tijuana and San Diego. Patuxent Friends helped these ladies connect with the clerk of La Jolla Meeting who generously hosted them during their stay. In three 45-minutge segments, the share first-person stories:

Part 1: February 11, 7-7:45 PM: Journeys to seek asylum and logistics of requesting asylum. Rev. Jennifer Wilder

Part 2: February 18, 7 - 7:45 PM: Crininalization of asylum-seekers in the U.S system. Charity Humm

Part 3: February 25, 7 - 7:45 PM: Asylum seekers in the U.S. - detainment, drop-offs and needs for local help. Bri Workuff

Join via computer or phone: Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/8210356879 or dial 1-877-853-5257 and then enter meeting ID: 821 035 6879.