About Quakers

Our meetings have no pastor, clergy or hierarchy. There is no written creed or pre-programmed worship. A spoken message or prayer or ministry may arise out of the silence from any worshiper who waits expectantly with an open heart.

Quakers believe in equality knowing there is that of God in everyone and that God’s love is infinite. We believe that peace, not violence and war, is God’s way and plan for humanity. We believe that each person has a role to play in the world around us and in the preservation of the natural world.

Embracing the diversity of our human community, the Poughkeepsie Friends Meeting welcomes all persons into the fullness of worship.

Videos about Quakers

Quaker Worship
Being a Quaker in Today’s World