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Name:Santa Cruz Religious Society of Friends
Alternate Name(s):Quakers
Address:225 Rooney Street
Santa Cruz, CA  95065-1339
Driving Directions
Primary Phone:831-216-8153
Secondary Phone:831-336-8333
Days/Hours of Operation/Phone:See Meeting Hours
Description:We are a religious organization with roots in seventeenth century England, with well-known pacifist and social justice traditions. As non-programed worshipers, we seek God's peace, inspiration and guidance together in silent worship, without a professional clergy.
No longer are we the dour Quakers of the past, we are fun-loving and playful in our fellowship with each other, regular attenders and visitors. We have a vibrant children's program which teaches our testimonies of peace, simplicity, and stewardship of the earth and all its creatures.

We are also committed to social activism as a congregation and as individuals. We strive to act from our deep, spiritual "leadings" and not from the cause "du jour". Our founders urged their followers to walk in the Light and strive to "live in a way that takes away the occasion of war".

ELIGIBILITY: Anyone is welcome to participate in a Religious Society of Friends (Quaker) meeting and in the work of its committees.
Facilities:The building is conveniently located next to Highway 1, with the south-bound exit just 80 feet from the driveway. There are three rooms available for use by local groups, with a request for a donation in return to help us cover our costs. The big room, or worship hall, measures approximately 31 x 43 feet, with another 15 feet of stage area and a high A-frame ceiling. There are six large east and west-facing windows for natural lighting and air, plus two doors leading directly outside. Artificial lighting is available from standard tube florescents from the sides, compact florescent from above center and incandescents from the stage. This room contains 65 padded chairs, with 30 more available from a hallway closet and 40 un-padded folding chairs. In addition to a professionally-tuned Pleyel (Paris) grand piano, users have access to a 12 x 12 ft. white screen at the back of the stage, a public address system with one microphone and one direct-in option as well as an assisted system for hearing impaired users who are using a "T-loop" hearing aide. The floor is mixed carpet and linoleum, thus suitable for only limited forms of dance.
For inquiries call Bronwyn at 831-234-1376
Meetings:Every Sunday for unprogrammed (mostly silent) worship starting at 10:20 AM at 225 Rooney Street, Santa Cruz. Those who arrive after 10:30 will be directed to wait with others in the community room until 10:45, at which time all may enter the worship room.
Languages other than English:None
Accommodations for Disabled:Parking & Wheelchair Access
Public Transportation:See website for information
Eligibility:Open to those who share an interest
Areas Served:Santa Cruz County
Physical Location:Santa Cruz
Funding Source:Donations
Subject Headings
 Community Action/Social Advocacy Groups
Facilities/Community Centers
Human Rights Groups
Private Nonprofits
Religion/Spirituality Related Support Groups
Religious Groups
This record last modified March 2, 2015