The Claremont Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) is an unprogrammed Meeting. This is reflected in the fact that we have no paid clergy as everyone is considered to be a minister. All members and attenders are responsible, as a community, for taking care of the needs of the Meeting.
Although the historical roots of Quakerism lie in the Protestantism of the 17th century, and most present-day Friends regard themselves as Christians, not all contemporary Quakers see themselves as Christian. Some regard themselves as members of a universal religion. Therefore, words such as Spirit or Divine Light are often used in place of God.