Query for October 24, 2021

How do we avoid being drawn into violent reactions against those who are destructive of human dignity? Do we reach out to violator as well as violated with courage and love?

Due to the Covid upsurge, Lower Columbia Worship Group has resumed meeting via Zoom only. If you wish to join us, please contact us for login information.

The Lower Columbia Worship Group is an un-programmed meeting of the Religious Society of Friends. Our small, but growing worship group began in the 2008. We meet for silent worship Sundays at 11:00 am at  Ilwaco Community Center in Ilwaco, Washington.

We invite all. We are a member of The Community of Welcoming Congregations. If Quaker meeting is new to you, know that you are welcome to gather with us and share the Spirit that is accessible to all.

We typically come from Christian backgrounds, but we also come to Quakerism from agnostic or non-theist perspectives. Others enrich our  worship with their knowledge of and commitment to other traditions, such as Jewish and Buddhist beliefs. Our mutual commitment is honoring our Quaker history of spiritual seeking and “right action”–behaving in a way that is consistent with our shared values of simplicity, equality, peace, integrity, community and stewardship.

In all things, both with one another and with the world, we seek to be guided by a spirit of compassion and love.


Lower Columbia Worship Group is under the care of Olympia Friends Meeting, located in Olympia, Washington. Olympia Meeting, which, in turn, is part of North Pacific Yearly Meeting that is comprised of Friends meetings and worship groups in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming.