Welcome to Our Community of Seekers
The Santa Rosa Quaker Meeting — a spirit-led gathering we invite you to come explore
(see schedule below for times and location)
On the part of each one who approaches Quaker worship … there should be the intention to give all of oneself to the adventure of the exploration of the inner life. This means that we must try to be open in love, sympathy and understanding to our own needs and inner richness. In the same spirit we should be willing to receive similar gifts from others.–George Gorman, The Amazing Fact of Quaker Worship, 2008.
Life in these times throws us challenges like never before, where peace, equality, inward searching and integrity are signposts on a journey, and doorways to meaningful lives.
For Friends — Quakers as we are better known — successful encounters with each other and the wider world ask that we take strength from an “inner light,” the Divine as sought by individuals of diverse backgrounds and honored by seekers in a gathered community.
Beyond that we reject dogma and embrace these basic tenets: authenticity in word and action as antidote to self deception; peace within, across the larger community and in the world at large, as corrective to violence and oppression; simplicity as the right ordering of our lives where the seeds of truth, love and honesty bear nourishment for the spirit; and equality, born of a conviction that there is that of God in everyone…rich, poor, native born, immigrant, and across all ethnicities.
Redwood Forest Friends Meeting is an Open and Affirming unprogrammed Quaker Meeting. Everyone is welcome. All of the buildings are wheelchair accessible.
1647 Guerneville Rd. Santa Rosa, CA 95403 707-578-3327
We acknowledge that our Meeting House and the homes of many of our members and attenders, are on unceded land of the Coast Miwok, Pomo, and Wappo Peoples, who have lived here for millennia. We are grateful for their spiritual and physical presence.
(Please check calendar page for changes to January 2023 schedule) Please join us for Meeting for Worship beginning at 10am
First Sunday: In Person and on Zoom
Second Sunday: On Zoom
Third Sunday: In Person and on Zoom
Fourth Sunday: On Zoom
Fifth Sunday: In Person and On Zoom
Childcare is available when we meet in person.
Click on the Zoom Link
We ask that everyone over the age of two be masked and socially distanced for any indoor activity. Masks are optional outdoors, but social distancing is still recommended with people outside of your family grouping. Recognizing that we have older and immunocompromised people in our community, we ask that you put your mask on if requested. The Social Building is only for our Resident Friends at this time.