San Jose Friends Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (also known as Quakers) welcomes all to join us for worship and community as we come together to deepen our spiritual lives.
Quakers are members of the Religious Society of Friends, a faith that emerged as a new Christian denomination in England during a period of religious turmoil in the mid-1600’s and continues to be practiced today.
We believe there is “that of God” in every person, and in the essential oneness and equality of all persons, regardless of skin color, national origin, ethnicity, gender or gender preference.
Like early Friends, San Jose Friends Meeting is an Unprogrammed Meeting for Worship and has neither clergy, liturgy, nor “steepled” church. We follow the original form of Quaker worship by gathering in silence and expectant waiting, without prearranged singing, Bible reading, prayers, or sermon. We integrate into our service and spiritual lives the traditional testimonies of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality, and harmony with nature.