What to Expect in Worship

We meet for worship at 7pm on Wednesdays in the Atlanta Friends Meeting, 701 W Howard Ave, Decatur, GA 30030. The building is accessible for people in wheelchairs.

Children are welcome in worship with us. If you would like to know more about childcare, please contact us at churchofmarymag@gmail.com.

Wear whatever is comfortable. Most people wear t-shirts and jeans or skirts.

Enter through the main door, off Howard street, and go through the entrance hall.  Our worship is in the large room through the doors on the left.

We begin our worship with a welcome from our pastor and encourage attenders to follow along the Order of Worship posted on our Facebook page. Then we sing a couple of hymns.

After the singing, we settle into a time of centering worship, which usually lasts for 3-5 minutes. This is a time of quiet and calm. We invite people to use this for meditation, prayer, or simply to come into focus.

Out of the centering worship, the person bringing the message will read the scripture and give a prepared message. This person may be our pastor or a guest preacher. Someone will start the livestream of the message for our Facebook page. Our sermons are usually 10-15 minutes.

Then we settle into a time of open worship in the Quaker tradition, which lasts for 20-30 minutes. This is a time for us to listen for the voice of God together in silence. Anyone may feel led by the Spirit to speak, and we encourage those who feel so led to share a message.

We close open worship with a hymn and then have a time for prayer as a community, asking those present to share joys, gratitudes, and prayer requests aloud, and we close with a vocal prayer

Then we take an offering, passing a basket to support the church expenses. Everyone is invited to donate as led, but no one is required to give.

We end worship with a few brief announcements.

Finally, we hold hands in a circle and invite each other to go in peace.

If you have any questions about our worship, please contact us at churchofmarymag@gmail.com.

If you would like to know more about our church, you can read more about Our Purpose.