Sunday, September 3, 10:30 am –
Guided by the Light –
Adriane Matheson-Smith, homilist, with
Johnathan Savard, worship associate –
This service explores the beliefs, worship styles, and history of the Religious Society of Friends, also known as Quakers. We will learn about the belief in the divine Light within all and allowing that light to guide one’s actions.
Adriane Matheson-Smith will share some of her experiences growing up in a Quaker family before guiding the congregation through a short worship in the traditional Quaker style. A Quaker service is conducted in silence with no leadership; all those feeling compelled to speak are welcome to do so.
Adriane Matheson-Smith was born in Brunei (formally Brunei Darussalam) while her parents were teaching abroad, and came to Canada when she was seven months old. She was raised in a Quaker family in Barrie, Ont., and was taught to appreciate a variety of beliefs.
Adriane studied geological engineering at Queen’s University, then moved to Thunder Bay, Ont., where she was introduced to Unitarian Universalist values and principles at the Lakehead Unitarian Fellowship. She and her husband Johnathan moved to Victoria in 2020, where she works for Elections BC, and they joined the First Unitarian Church of Victoria in 2022.