What is the origin of the term Quaker? There are two possible origins. One is that it is a reference to the "quaking" or trembling some experienced during silent worship when they felt the power of being in God's presence and felt moved to speak. The second is that George Fox to the magistrate who was questioning him on charges of blasphemy (in 1650) that he should "Tremble at the word of the Lord". The magistrate, Justice Bennett then coined the name "Quakers" for those who were followers of George Continue Reading
Reading Group - All are welcome The Quaker Reading Group currently meets at the home of Sanjiv Kamath. We meet each Thursday evening from 7pm to 9 pm. We generally read and discuss Quaker literature such as Pendle Hill pamphlets; Friends Journal; Western Friend. Everyone is welcome to attend. If you plan to join us, please call for directions and to make sure that the meeting is not canceled for any reason. Sanjiv Kamath, SB Area Code + 682-7666 Library The Santa Barbara Meeting has an extensive library of books Continue Reading
This beautiful bird house is just one of many made by our students. They hang in the small garden behind the Meetinghouse.Every week children and young people enjoy varied classes on a host of subjects including art, crafts, music, drama, history and social justice. Often there are guest presentations by Meeting members, and others, who contribute their particular talents and inspiration. Last year FDS performed a play called "The Trial of William Penn" for Meeting. Please check our Calendar to see the fun things we have planned.