Some Basic Things to Know About Canton Friends:
We met for our very first meeting for worship on the fourth First-day of First Month...that is, January, 2004!
We meet the second and fourth First-day (Sunday) at 10:00 a.m. at:
360 East Marietta Street
Canton, GA, 30114
We meet for worship in the manner of Friends, waiting in expectant silence to hear the voice of God both individually and, especially during our First-day meetings together, as a group.
When Friends are moved to speak, they rise and speak to the gathered group as led by the Spirit. Anyone in attendance may speak if led to do so. We only ask that all be led by the Spirit as to whether a particular message is for the individual alone at that moment, or is indeed for the ears of the entire group of Friends. Spanish interpretation is available.
We believe that everyone has the Light of God available to them (John 1:9). Therefore, we share in responsibility and insight. In addition to the “vocal ministry” mentioned above, someone may also feel especially led to share a scripture verse, or even a song, but our meeting for worship is not planned or programmed in advance. Worship ends with the shaking of hands, followed by announcements and social time.
We stress and attempt to live our lives according to these basic principles, or as we call them “testimonies”: Simplicity, Peace, Integrity, Community, and Equality. These testimonies are not, however, simply another set of outward "principles" that guide us in living out our faith; we believe that they are instead reflections of an true, sincere, and constant inner change that the Light of Christ brings to our hearts. Therefore simplicity, peace, integrity, community, and equality are all testimonies that arise in daily circumstances from our changed hearts, that is, faith from the inside out!
Dress is casual.
We are under the care of Atlanta Friends Meeting in Decatur, GA.
Quakers have traditionally been involved earnestly in social service programs and causes, and community improvement projects. It is our hope to become a useful and integral part of our communities here in Cherokee County, all Metro Atlanta, and beyond! For more info call Roy at 770-479-6248 or email: