Worship Sharing: Listening Each Other Into Wholeness
In addition to Meeting for Worship, in which most community members sit in silence and a few may rise to share vocal ministry, Friends use something called Worship Sharing to deepen our connections to each other and our spiritual lives. In Worship Sharing, we sit in silence, too, but over a given hour or so, each member of the community will speak once, generally. A query, reading, or other prompt opens our time together, and then we settle into silence. We do not respond directly to each other's words, we do not debate, and we do not question: we just listen deeply to each other. We pause in silence before the next person speaks. Friends have found that this approach to spiritual deepening knits us together and nourishes us on our spiritual journeys.