We are a small Quaker worship community in the metro area of Minneapolis-St Paul in Minnesota. You are most welcome to look over this website to learn more about us. We hope you’ll be able to join us in our worship in the future.
UPDATE for EARLY 2018: We worship about twice a month, generally on the 2nd and 4th First Days (Sundays), beginning at 1:30 pm. Please plan to be with us for at least 90 minutes so we might have some fellowship after worship.
WORSHIP TIME: We generally worship on the 2nd Sunday and the 4th Sunday of the month (2nd and 4th First Days) at this time because of our size. When we have open waiting worship, intergenerational worship, and Meeting for Worship with attention to Business, we may start earlier. Most First Days (Sundays), please plan to be with us until 3:30 so we might have some fellowship after the hour-long worship closes. On those days when we have Meeting for Worship with attention to Business, we generally meet for 2 hours.
From time to time we have an intergenerational worship where all the adults and youth are together. Our next scheduled intergenerational worship (for adults and children together) is not yet scheduled, but often our regular worship time is shortened by agreement when younger members are with us.
Irregularly, we plan on having a worship session that addresses the business of Laughing Waters Friends. Our next meeting for worship with attention to business is not currently scheduled.
For last minute changes in time or location of worship, such as in the case of bad weather, we do our best to update this page. (see “Notes,” below). We also sometimes have time-sensitive items on the Timely News page.
On the second Sunday (aka First Day) of the month, we generally meet for worship at the farm home of one of our member families, in Dundas, MN, about an hour south of Minneapolis.
On the fourth Sunday (First Day) of the month, we generally hold worship in Minneapolis-St Paul, For the remainder of the school year we will plan on worshiping at Saint James Episcopal Church on Minnehaha Parkway and 33rd Ave. in Minneapolis. The exact address is 3225 E Minnehaha Pkwy; parking is on the street. Use the entrance on 33rd Ave, next to the play area. We worship in the lower level of the education wing (this is a change from the past couple years when we have worshiped in the chapel). If you arrive and no one is there to let you in, there will be a cell phone noted on the door so one of us can come let you in.
During school vacations, we often worship at the Nat and Ingrid Case’s house. Both home locations have dogs and cats. To confirm that we are holding worship or another gathering, or to get driving directions to our location, please send an email to (laughingwatersfriends AT gmail DOT com).
FIRST DAY SCHOOL (Religious Education) for children; CHILDCARE: We have an experienced paid adult who has been trained in youth ministry and in the Bible-based Godly Play curriculum that we often use for First Day School. We also provide childcare for the youngest children among us. For more information, and to be put in contact with someone from the First Day School Committee, please email us (laughingwatersfriends AT gmail DOT com). PLEASE NOTE: this child care program is on hiatus while we figure out how the needs of our youth can best be met. If you have particular concerns or needs, please be in touch with us.
AFFILIATION: Laughing Waters Friends is formally affiliated with Iowa Yearly Meeting (Conservative) as a preparative meeting. The use of the word “Conservative” among Friends has nothing to do with political views or social issues. If you have questions about what this means, please contact us or speak to us on a First Day (Sunday). You can email us (laughingwaters.friends AT gmail DOT com) to get more information.
Click on the link for Timely News for details and to learn about any upcoming changes to our schedule.
Last updated: 8 First Month 2017 liz