Ministry Among Pagan Friends (Quakers) and Quaker Pagans
are as many answers to this question as there are folks who identify as
Pagan Quakers or Quaker Pagans. While I don't speak for all of us,
here is what I think of when I use the words "Quaker Pagan" or "Pagan
I don't know very much about Quaker practices, testimonies, or worship, or about Pagan practices or worship. How can I find out more?
...is to go to an unprogrammed Quaker Meeting. If there's one close to you, you can find it at QuakerFinder.org.
...is to talk to folks you know
who are Pagan. A good way to start the conversation is to tell them
you've been reading some things at this web site, ask them if they'd be
willing to talk, and then ask them what excites them about their
religion, or how being a Pagan meets their spiritual needs.
In the month of September, you can also attend a Pagan Pride Day event in your area, where you are likely to find information about a number of different Pagan traditions in your community. Folks who are presenting or tabling at a Pagan Pride event will be willing to answer questions, and may also have printed information you can take with you.
No! Everyone is welcome, and there is a special welcome for:
If Quaker worship, testimonies, and practices appeal to you, and if you experience the Divine most easily when you’re outside, or as the Divine Feminine, or in any of the other ways outlined above, then you are especially welcome.
These are usually unprogrammed
Meetings for Worship: we settle into silent worship and “expectant
waiting” on the Goddess. Sometimes someone will be led, or we as a
group will be led, to invoke the directions, to invoke the Goddess
explicitly, or to cast a circle; oftentimes, not. Sometimes we have worship-sharing
on a particular topic or query.
Some Friends (Quakers)
do wear "funny hats" as part of a leading to
wear what we call "plain
Some Pagans, especially Witches, like to wear "funny hats" -- especially black, pointy ones -- for fun on special occasions.
During sunny weather, I tend to wear a sun hat to prevent
sunburn, and during cold weather, I wear a rainbow crocheted hat that I
made, or a good wool hat, to prevent frostbite or hypothermia. As a
Quaker Witch, I tend towards the practical. However, several people in
my life tell me regularly that these hats are funny.
Nope. Not at all. Not one bit.
My ministry among Pagan Friends and Friendly Pagans includes:
Wherever you are, you are invited to join Friends and Pagans who are gathered for Full Moon (or Dark of the Moon) Meeting for Worship or Worship-Sharing.Please see the Events & Schedule page for the next date(s).
welcome to worship at the same time (GMT), or between 7:00 and 8:00 pm your
local time, or another time the same day or evening which works for
If you'd like to worship in
virtual community with us, please let Stasa know. You can of course also worship on your own.
If you'd like to host a local, in-person gathering -- Full Moon (or Dark of the Moon) Meeting for Worship/Worship-Sharing -- on this same evening, please let me know. You can also simply invite Friends and friends to worship with you. I will update this space with information on local hosts as that information becomes available.
more discussion, please see this
post on Stasa's blog.
For more information about how to help a get-together be accessible to folks with chemical sensitivities, please click here.
PLEASE NOTE: If you've never been to Meeting for Worship before, you will want to familiarize yourself with some of the resources below beforehand.
Thanks! We look forward to seeing you!