What are our values - What is our purpose
Finding our individual and collective path to Spirit and Service, our Meeting provides a supportive and loving community to help us live our faith and our values. The S.P.I.C.E.S.acronym presents a concise description of basic Quaker tenets and beliefs. With a personal and collective commitment to Simplicity, Peace, Integrity, Community, Equality and Stewardship of the Earth our journey is open to individual leadings guided by Spirit and the collective Meeting.
We want to promote Quaker values, nurture the individual search for a spiritual life, live in loving community with all and serve for the betterment of our community.
Happening at Trenton Meeting
Following the 10 am Worship each week we share hot and cold drinks and light snacks. But for the third week of each month we have a potluck lunch. The food, the conversation and the fellowship in general is uplifting and helps us solidify our loving community connections and welcome newcomers and guests.
Children of all ages are welcome! For toddlers to middle school there is a program of fun and learning (First Day School) on the second and fourth Sundays of the month during Worship (10 to 11 am). Other weeks childcare is available, as well as a "play rug" in the Worship area for babies and small children. Older youth can sit in worship or maybe assist with the younger children.
PLEASE, email email@example.com or text 609-635-1082 in advance when you are attending with children under 13. This will allow us have proper personnel available.
Showing Our Love
There are a number of activities and outreach events at the Meetinghouse to serve and connect with our neighbors. We hold events for children and families and host Outreach by Black Lives Matter NJ on a regular basis. Choose Events from the main menu to see what is upcoming.
OUR VISION, OUR MISSION, OUR CALLING
Faith in Action
Sitting at the corner of Montgomery and Hanover Street for almost three centuries, the city of Trenton has emerged around us. Our love and dedication to our neighborhood, "Old Trenton Neighborhood", leads us to be in communication with and service to the families and individuals around us.
Seeing racial bias play out on a daily basis and called to promote Equality, our Meeting strives to support and create opportunities for Black and Brown led organizations and businesses to thrive. Hosting Black Lives Matter NJ monthly outreach events and diverting money from our investment fund into a Community Investment Fund to give grants and loans to support and sustain black and brown led organizations and businesses are two external ways we work toward Equality. Within our Meeting we listen and study and work as a diverse group to grow in our understanding of implicit bias and look to a future bringing all of us together in love and harmony.
Guided by the Peace and Stewardship of the Earth, we seek out opportunities to support and promote actions in these areas. Whether by attending protests, writing letters and emails, or providing support to organizations and causes, Trenton Meeting folks continue the work of our generations past. Our Peace and Social Concerns Committee seasons ideas and keeps the Meeting informed of ways to work toward the world or Peace, Equality and Sustainability that we seek.