The first step to peace is to stand still in the Light. — George Fox

La Jolla Friends Meeting
(The Religious Society of Friends)

7380 Eads Ave.
La Jolla, California 92037
(858) 456-1020

Meeting for Worship: Sunday, 10:00 A.M.
First Day School: Sunday, 10:00 A.M.
Fellowship: Sunday, 11:15 A.M.


Chuck Orr, Clerk of La Jolla Friends Meeting
Meeting for Worship begins when the first person settles into silence. All are expected to gather in the meetinghouse by 10:00 a.m. on First Day morning (Sunday). Our worship is "unprogrammed," meaning that we gather in expectant silence without liturgy. Quakers believe that each person has the capacity to directly experience the Divine without an intermediary. This practice began over three hundred fifty years ago in England and nearly that long ago in the American colonies.

During gathered worship the silence may be broken when a Friend rises and is moved to speak from direct spiritual experience. Silence returns as those present reflect on the content of the message. Sometimes other messages follow the first. It is possible—and quite acceptable—for a meeting to pass entirely in silence. Friends’ messages from the spirit are often moving. But it is in the silence that the meeting gathers and Friends finds connection with one another and with the light that is to be found within each of us.

Friends seek the light or that of God in every person, not just in meeting. We strive to keep that expectation before us in all of our dealings with others. Attending Meeting for Worship is how we prepare ourselves for the work that is required of us during the rest of the week.

Please consider joining us.

Interesting TED Talk

Willard Wells
Came across this TED Talk and thought it should be shared with our community.

Upcoming Events / events

(for the next 2 weeks)

October 27Blanket Making from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
October 29Nature Images: Contemplative Practices to Quiet the Mind and Open the Heart from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
November 4
- November 6
Quarterly Fall Gathering in Temescal Gateway Park
November 6Monthly Queries Discussion at 9:00 AM
November 7Gracious Aging at 1:00 PM