Friends Meeting of Rolla (Preparative)
A Friends Meeting for Worship was started in Rolla about 40 years ago.
We meet each week at the house at 603 E. 10th St.

Visitors are welcome.

Meeting Location & Time
603 E. 10th St, Rolla, MO 65401 (Map)
10:30 AM
Contact: 573-263-2676

We are part of Illinois Yearly Meeting that meets annually in McNabb, IL (ilym.org)
Illinois Yearly Meeting is affiliated with Friends General Conference in Philadelphia (fgcquaker.org)
The Friends Meeting of Rolla is under the care of the St Louis Friends Meeting (stlouisfriends.org).

The Religious Society of Friends is a group that practices a form of spirituality which emphasizes the personal experience of God in one’s life over any specific doctrine or belief. While it has its roots in Christianity, it is open to the Light where it may be found. Quakers understand the necessity of first listening to God before working in the world. They affirm the equality of all people before God, regardless of race, station in life, or gender, and this belief leads them into a range of social concerns.*

What to expect? Friends believe that if they wait silently upon God there will be times when God will speak to them in the heart. The silent Meeting of Friends is therefore the communion with God during which Friends lay themselves open to the leading of the Spirit. Sometimes Friends feel led to share a message with fellow worshippers, speaking out of the silence; but for an unprogrammed meeting like ours, there is no pastor or sermon. You will experience the peculiar energy of a group gathered in silent worship.*

For online information about Quakers see Quaker Resources on the Web: quakerinfo.com/quaker.shtml

Additional Links
Quaker Books of Friends General Conference
Pendle Hill Bookstore
The Religious Society of Friends

* - paraphrases from Ted Hoare’s Religious Society of Friends, Australian Yearly Meeting.