Orange County Friends Meeting
Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)

Costa Mesa, California

Faith and practice

This is a brief guide to Quaker discipline in the experience of Pacific Yearly Meeting and Orange County Friends Meeting.

"Dearly beloved Friends, these things we do not lay upon you as a rule or form to walk by, but that all, with the measure of light which is pure and holy, may be guided: and so in the light walking and abiding, these may be fulfilled in the Spirit, not from the letter, for the letter killeth, but the Spirit giveth live."

The Quaker way emphasizes experience over religious belief or doctrine. This section of our website describes the beliefs of Friends and the structures and processes of Orange County Friends meeting and the other meetings of Pacific Yearly Meeting. It also explains the spiritual foundation of our processes, and of our way of worship.