Meeting for Worship

Quaker values are the heart of everything we do at Frankford Friends School. In keeping with Quaker practice, our community meets weekly to worship together with their fellow teachers and students.

Meeting begins in silence, so that we may settle, practice reflection and make room for the Inner Light to guide us. Learning to be centered in silence provides an opportunity to shift our focus from doing and thinking, to being.

During worship, a community member may feel moved to speak, to raise an idea, or share an inspiration. Following a spoken message, all return to silence to reflect on that message and to greet it with compassion and non-judgmental awareness. The meeting ends when the elders initiate a handshake. Our fourth and eighth graders serve as the elders of our lower school and middle school meetings.

Parents and community members are welcome to join us for worship. Please contact Liz Torres at etorres@frankfordfriends.org for additional information.

Mindfulness & Reflection

In addition to its spiritual benefits, the mindful and reflective nature of Meeting for Worship improves attention, helps us regulate our emotions, and reduces stress in students and classrooms. Quakers have long known the benefits of reflection and sitting in silence in order to access what George Fox called “the still, small voice.” Making space for these mindful moments allows students and teachers to take a break from the bustle of the classroom and to bring attention to the present moment.

Mindfulness & Reflection

In addition to its spiritual benefits, the mindful and reflective nature of Meeting for Worship improves attention, helps us regulate our emotions, and reduces stress in students and classrooms. Quakers have long known the benefits of reflection and sitting in silence in order to access what George Fox called “the still, small voice.” Making space for these mindful moments allows students and teachers to take a break from the bustle of the classroom and to bring attention to the present moment.