The full and proper name of the Shaker Church is the United Society of Believers in

Christ’s Second Appearing. They are a Christian Millennialist group. Their worship

services consist of singing, dancing, and personal testimonies. There are no ministers in

a Shaker service, and there is no central podium or pulpit. The Meetinghouse is the

center of the Shakers’ spiritual world, although worship is not limited to the confines of

that building.

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