Meeting Times and Location
MEETING for WORSHIP 10am
Beginning January 14, 2018,
Agate Passage Friends will meet every Sunday
at Village Green in Kingston at 10am.
On the first Sunday of the month at 9am,
we will continue to have poetry readings
before the rise of Meeting.
On third Sundays, Meeting for Worship for Business
will be held
following Meeting for Worship.
26159 Dulay Rd NE, Kingston, WA 98346
*** IMPORTANT NOTE for VILLAGE GREEN ACCESS ***
W. Kingston Rd. is closed for construction
thru March 31, 2018
Access from Rte 104 is clearly marked
by many helpful DETOUR signs!
Mailing Address: PO Box 1821, Poulsbo, WA 98370
For more information, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: January 7, 2018: We met for the last time at Seabold Hall
to honor our time in this lovely hall for the past 20 years. ________________________________________________________________
LINKS to OTHER QUAKER ORGANIZATIONS
A Quaker Voice in Olympia
(Formerly Friends Committee
on Washington Public Policy)
Friends Committee on National Legislation
QUAKER EARTHCARE WITNESS
The official publication of Quakers in Pacific,
North Pacific and Intermountain Yearly Meetings
Agate Passage Friends is a member of the
NORTH PACIFIC YEARLY MEETING
SI A LA VIDA
This organization in Nicaragua has been supported by
some Agate Passage Friends.
The project was founded in 1994 as a residential program for homeless street kids.
This was a new phenomenon as the meager social safety net for kids began
to unravel in the early 1990s.
In response, the late Jonathan Roise, a Seattle Quaker, and Mercedes Guido,
a Nicaraguan activist, began offering first-aid and friendship
to the street kids.
Ometepe is an island in southwest Nicaragua’s vast Lake Nicaragua. Ometepe Coffee is sold locally.
Si a la Vida is still active today.
About Agate Passage Friends
Agate Passage Friends is a Quaker Meeting serving North Kitsap and Bainbridge Island located across Puget Sound from Seattle, WA. This is an unprogrammed Meeting dedicated to sustaining traditional Quaker values and practices, and rely on the Quaker belief "There is that of God" in everyone.
Quakers share common roots with the Age of Enlightenment that arose in England in the 17th Century. Founder George Fox, believed in the possibility of direct, unmediated communion with the Divine and a commitment to living lives that outwardly attest to this inward experience.
The silent hour of worship is a time of setting aside our usual patterns of thought, analyzing, and worry. During silent worship, we await guidance and renewal in the richness of receptive silence. We sit patiently awaiting inspiration, should it come, and to increase our sense of inner peace.
Inspiration may come as a new insight with regard to oneself or may lead us to spiritual insights that would help the Meeting, our family, neighbors or social concerns of the larger community. Individuals who feel moved to do so may express these ideas briefly and clearly aloud. After speaking, the group continues in silent worship before the silence again is broken, if at all, during the rest of the Meeting.
There is also the ministry of listening, of hearing what is behind the words that are spoken, of holding those words up to the Light, to know "that of God" in the speaker. While vocal ministry is of great value, some of our richest spiritual experiences come in completely silent Meetings.
Out of sitting silently in the Light have come Quaker Testimonies for Peace, Simplicity, Equality, and Community.
Through these Testimonies, Quakers have become actively involved in many social concerns based on nonviolence and human rights, such as environmental and educational issues, working for peace in international relations, and prison reform. Friends are well known for their significant work in assisting slaves as they fled North before and during the Civil War, and encouraging alternatives to war.
All are welcome!
Attenders are invited to stay after Meeting for fellowship so we have a chance to get to know each other and answer questions for newcomers.
For more information about Quaker practice
See: Silent Worship and Quaker Values
QUAKERS IN NORTH KITSAP: A BRIEF HISTORY
In the late 1970s, a Worship Group soon named Agate Passage Friends, gathered in Indianola
and met weekly in different homes. Our Meeting name represents unity of our Members and Attenders, then and now, who live on both sides of the Agate Passage bridge. Some of our worshippers previously attended University Friends or other Meetings.
In 1995, Agate Passage Friends began to hold regular Meetings for Worship
at Seabold Hall and became a Monthly Meeting in 2004.
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