Source: The Register-Guard
On July 12, 2003 The Register-Guard printed an editorial by Helen Park stating that "the Friends Meeting... is distinct from the Friends Church... We have no pastor or prescribed order of service. We worship in silence, with occasional ministry that can come from anyone present. We believe that everyone has direct access to Divine inspiration and communion... The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) has no official creed, and everyone is welcome to worship with us Buddhists, Sufis, Jews, Pagans and all varieties of Christians join us in the depths of the Silence."