Welcome in the Love and Peace of Christ Jesus!
Friends in Christ Worship Group began in 2006 when a very small group of Friends
established a waiting worship (silent) meeting in the Harrisville, Michigan, Alcona County area.
We warmly welcome visitors, newcomers, and those
interested in experiencing a silent Quaker meeting. As a group, we support the conservative, traditional values
and principles of the
Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). These include nonviolence, simplicity, honesty, and justice.
Gathering twice monthly on 1st and 3rd First Days (Sundays) at 10:00 am, we begin with a pre-meeting time of Bible study.
Silent worship, also called unprogrammed meeting for worship, begins at 10:30 am.
Our worship is called
"unprogrammed" because there is no set format or "order of worship". Refreshments and fellowship follow at rise of meeting
(end of the meeting).
In traditional Quaker meetings such as ours, worship is a silent time of waiting expectantly to be led by
the ever-present Spirit of God through Christ. Ours is a free gospel ministry, with no clergy.
We listen for the voice of our Lord within to strengthen, guide, and forgive. Any attender may be
led by God's Spirit to briefly speak, pray or sing a hymn during meeting. When Friends are moved to speak, they rise
and speak to the gathered group as led by the Spirit. Anyone in attendance may speak if led to do so.
We only ask that all be led by the Spirit as to whether a particular message is for the individual alone
at that moment, or is indeed for the ears of the entire group of Friends.
Children in attendance stay with the adults during worship.
We testify that Jesus Christ - Son of God, our Saviour and Lord, the Word of God, comes as Living Water offered
freely to us, that we need not thirst again in this otherwise parched world.
We value and use the Bible. The translations used vary between individuals but include the King James,
New International Version and others.
Worship ends with the shaking of hands, followed by community announcements, social time and refreshments.
Dress is casual but we encourage modesty. Some Quakers adopt the plain dress attire of more traditional
Friends as part of their personal Christian ministry and witness but there is no required or expected
"dress code" at any Friends meetings.
We welcome all visitors to share our Christ-centered, unprogrammed meetings for worship.
Please call ahead to be sure meeting will be held that day. 989-464-1918.
During 12th through 5th months, (Dec - April), we hold
a monthly study group on 7th day afternoons starting at 3pm (1st Sat of the month) on various topics. This year the subject is evolution and we will enjoy the
creation based ministry of Ken Ham via DVD's and discussion afterward. Dish-to-pass dinner to follow.
Public welcome, please call in advance.
Thank you for your visit and may God bless your day!
On the Nature of Meeting for Worship
More on Friends Practices
The Hope that is In Us
Vocabulary & Terms peculiar to Friends or "Quakers"
"For where two or three are gathered together in my name,
there am I in the midst of them."