"And so I find it well to come
For deeper rest to this still room,
For here the habit of the soul
Feels less the outer world's control"
~ John Greenlief Whittier, Quaker poet
Nestled on five wooded acres in Indian Hill, the place where we worship is designed to reflect Quaker values. In keeping with our testament of simplicity, our worship room is unadorned, with large clear windows to let in plenty of natural light. Reflecting our testament of equality, there is no pulpit, just a simple lectern. Many of our benches face one another in recognition that there is that of God in each person within our faith community, and we are all called to minister to one another.
Our testimony of peace means that we try to live in harmony not only with one another, but also with the natural world. To be as environmentally friendly as possible, we encourage recycling, and have a compost bin for kitchen scraps. We recently switched all of the light bulbs in the meetinghouse to LEDs, and we are investigating the possibility of using solar or geothermal energy for our electrical and heating needs. In this way, we try to be good stewards of the Earth.
Photo by Eric Hatch