Friends Meeting at Cambridge is a “Monthly Meeting”, so called because we meet in worship monthly at 5 Longfellow Park to consider the business of the Meeting. We have several hundred resident and non-resident members and quite a few active attenders, who come often but have not requested membership. At meeting for worship on Sunday morning we may have from 5 to 20 visitors – Friends from other meetings and newcomers. Our average attendance Sunday morning is about 150; Sunday evening and Wednesday meetings for worship are much smaller gatherings. The average attendance at First Day School varies from 10 to 20 children.
Worship Under the Care of FMC
Friends Meeting at Cambridge has two additional meetings for worship under its care.
- South Shore Preparative Meeting
155 Washington Street, Pembroke, meets Sundays at 10:00 am. Contact Joanne Hefferman (781-337-9337). This worshipping group is called a preparative meeting, because it is preparing to become a Monthly Meeting.
- Worship Group at Brookhaven
1010 Waltham Street, Lexington, meets Sundays at 10:30 am. Contact Andrew Linn (781-863-0954)
- Friends Meeting at Cambridge formed and continues to support the Cambridge Friends School at 5 Cadbury Road, Cambridge, an independent school, grades preK – 8, established to foster Quaker values. Meeting for worship is held Tuesdays from 8:30 to 9:00 am.
- Friends Meeting at Cambridge is associated with the Material Assistance Program of the AFSC, because it hosts the program in the basement of the Meeting House at 5 Longfellow Park.