Worshiping in Silence at Barnegat Friends Meeting House @BarnegatPatch

Quaker congregation meets and explains its values.

Barnegat Friends Meeting House
“Let us hold President Obama and all those with the power of decision making in the Light.”

These were the only words spoken during the meeting of the Barnegat Friends, or Quakers, yesterday morning.

They were confidently enunciated by Carolyn Shafer. Shafer was raised as an American Baptist, and not unhappy with her church, but felt immediately connected when she visited a Quaker meeting in 1979.

The Barnegat Friends Meeting House is the oldest church in Barnegat and the third oldest in Ocean County. It was built in 1767. Land for the one-room building on East Bay Avenue south of Route 9 was deeded by two men, one whom was the son of William Cranmer, an early Barnegat settler. …

Read about the whole service and what these congregants believe at Barnegat Patch.