Our Witness & Service
Friends have been led to take an active role in community affairs, both as individuals and as representatives of the Meeting. We currently have formal affiliations with the Interfaith Partnership of Greater St. Louis, the Instead of War Coalition, the Alternatives to Military Service Network, Project Lakota (supporting efforts to improve housing on the Pine Ridge Reservation), and less formal interactions with other efforts in the St. Louis area, including Project COPE (an ex-offender assistance
program) and Citizens Emergency Response Teams. Our Social Action Committee has been involved with helping evacuees from Hurricane Katrina, and assisting with recovery work in Louisiana. Our Burundi Committee raises funds to
assist Quaker-run schools and a hospital in Burundi.
“Leave every thing which Jesus Christ does not own. Think not his pattern too plain, too coarse for you. Think not a small portion in this life too little. But let us live in his spirit, and walk as he walked: so shall we be preserved in the greatest troubles.”