About Us

The Pullman-Moscow Friends' Meeting meets every Sunday online for unprogrammed worship.

"Unprogrammed" means our meeting has no established minister. Rather, we follow the tradition of sitting together in silence until anyone of us feels compelled to speak (minister) for spiritual, personal or humanitarian reasons.  Sometimes this urge to minster is described as being "guided by the Spirit", or "testifying in accordance with The Light Within," or "bearing witness to that bit of God Within Everyone."  Frequently no one speaks at all--as many of us believe sitting together in respectful silence can often be as meaningful as shared verbal declarations.  Yet at other times, several people may enhance and enlighten the group with their ministrations and heartfelt expressions.

Meeting for worship for business is usually scheduled to follow meeting for worship on the second Sunday of each month, unless otherwise posted.

The Pullman-Moscow Monthly Meeting is affiliated with Pacific Northwest Quarterly Meeting (PNQM). PNQM holds a silent retreat near the end of January at Camp Huston near Cold Bar, Washington, plus two meetings at  Lazy F Camp near Ellensburg, Washington, in late April and late September.

We are also affiliated with North Pacific Yearly Meeting (NPYM), which holds its annual session in July.  

Western Friend, is the official publication of North Pacific, Pacific, and Intermountain Yearly Meetings.  It's publications are an excellent way to see what unprogrammed Quakers in the U.S. West are about.

For more specifics about what Friends believe and how Friends conduct their meetings a good source on information is the North Pacific Yearly Meeting Faith and Practice.