Thank you for taking a closer look at what Earlham Friends Church is all about.
In 1869 Quakers came to Earlham and began meeting as a Church body and still to this day, right here in Earlham, their ancestors worship in the same meeting house.
"There is an experience of the eternal breaking into time, which transforms all of life into a miracle " ...
" Thomas Kelly, A Testament of Devotion
If you want to find out what God is saying you must listen.
Are you ready to go deeper in your faith?
We live in a world that is running on sensory overload. It seems like there’s always something else to do, another task to accomplish or spectacle to be witnessed. But what would it be like to just stop and breathe? What would we find there, in the silence?
In such a noisy society, the practice of Quaker worship is subversive. In a culture of workaholism, our faith can easily become just another project that we work on. But what if the spiritual life plays by different rules?
Quaker worship offers a doorway into a more centered, grounded, Spirit-led experience. The Quaker practice of contemplative worship is not limited to official meetings on Sunday morning. This shared experience of spiritual power can take place anytime, anywhere, with anyone who is ready to seek God’s presence with a group of like-hearted friends.
Do you desire to know God in an experiential way, to feel the Spirit’s power moving in your life? Quaker worship can help. You don’t need to be a Quaker to do Quaker worship. You don’t even need to be a person. Quaker worship is useful for people in every stage of the spiritual journey. If your heart is open to what God might show you and how God might change you, that’s more than enough to get started.
A Few Facts About Us!
We are a Quaker based, Society of Friends denomination.
We are part of a larger organization called Iowa Yearly Meeting (IAYM), which is located in Oskaloosa, Iowa.
Iowa Yearly Meeting belongs to a 3year Meeting called Friends United Meeting or FUM along with many other
IAYM is part of an even larger organization of Friends churches called the Friends United Meeting.
Added to this, our church is also in support of the mission work from the Evangelical Friends Mission (EFM) based out of Colorado.
For further information regarding what our church supports or if you desire to know more numbers and statistics about us,please visit: http://www.iaym.org.
This website, hopefully, will answer all your questions regarding Friends churches and Our purpose.
If you are still unsure about us, please feel free to stop by and ask questions.
A Word From Our Pastor...
A word from our Pastor..."Many people I talk with here in Earlham do not realize the Friends church are of a Quaker tradition. And many are curious as to who Quakers are and what they believe. I encourage you to step out of your comfort zone and have a life changing experience of being among Christians who have communed with the spirit of God with ease for many generations. We have cornered the ultimate way to speak with the living God."
Pastor Kathi Berry would love to converse with you about any such questions you may have. She does not promise to have all the answers, but is willing to join with you through your journey of discovering what Jesus Christ means for your life.
By returning to the Home Page you will be able to see the office hours and phone numbers that can help direct you to more answers.