Description This Quaker Meeting House in Greenfield Park, NY, USA was erected in about 1818. it is the oldest public building in the town of Wawarsing, Ulster County NY. The first settler came to Greenfield in about 1790. Within a year several families had moved there from the vicinity of Westchester County and were followed by others within a few more years. They belonged to the 'Society of Friends'and were known as 'Friends' or 'Quakers'. As the early Quakers died and their descendants moved away from Greenfield, before 1900 weekly services were replaced by one annual service, then abandoned entirely. In 1966 ownership was transferred to the town of Wawarsing who restored it to its present condition.Quakers, or Friends, are members of a family of religious movements which collectively are known as the Religious Society of Friends. Friends' central doctrine is the priesthood of all believers, a doctrine derived from a verse in the New Testament, 1 Peter 2:9. Most Quakers view themselves as a Christian denomination. They include those with evangelical, holiness, liberal, and traditional conservative Quaker understandings of Christianity. In today's world, around 89% of Friends worldwide worship in churches that have programmed worship-that is, worship with singing unto God and a prepared message from the Bible, often coordinated by a pastor. Around 11% of Friends-- practice waiting worship (also known as unprogrammed worship or 'silent worship')that is worship where the order of service is not planned in advance, which is predominantly silent, and which may include unprepared vocal ministry from anyone present, so long as it is credible to those assembled that the speaker is moved to speak by God. Some meetings of both styles have Recorded Ministers in their meetings. Recorded Ministers are Friends who have been recognised for their gift of vocal ministry.The first Quakers, known as the Valiant Sixty, lived in mid-17th century England. The movement arose from the Legatine-Ar
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