North Pacific Yearly Meeting

of the Religious Society of Friends (QUAKERS)

Worship Groups

Worship Groups

Worship Groups meet daily to help us know one another on a deeper level,

as we reflect on the theme for the Annual Session

This year we anticipate having enough Junior Friends and Young Adult Friends in attendance for all our groups to be “Intergenerational.”

The following types of Worship Groups are offered this year:

WS – Worship Sharing

Worship centered on a theme or a set of queries. The patterns of unprogrammed worship apply: each person who wishes may respond to the query but does not respond specifically to someone else’s contribution; each participant speaks only once to any query; the group returns to silent worship between contributions.

WD – Worship Discussion

Worship discussion is similar to worship-sharing, but with more speaking. Participants may respond directly to what someone else has said, and may speak more than once to a topic, with space for everyone to contribute and to return to silence between contributions.

WW – Worship Walking

Walking together in worship with periodic stops to respond to the queries from one's experience, in the manner of Worship Sharing.

WM – Worship Ministry through Song

This is worship with ministry primarily through singing, returning to silence between contributions. Participants are encouraged to bring songs that will contribute to a sense of deep worship. Friends’ hymnals will be available. Instruments (non-amplified, please) are welcome but not required.

UW – Unprogrammed Worship

Traditional unprogrammed worship in the manner of Friends.


If you would like to lead a Worship Group, check the box in the Worship Group

section of the online registration, or add a note to your paper registration.