Panorama of Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village barns

Shaker Daily Life

Daily Schedule

We all rise as duty dictates.

7:30am - The Great Bell on the Dwelling House rings to summon all to breakfast.

8:00 - Morning Prayers. We read (responsively) two Psalms, followed by Bible readings, prayer, silent prayer and ending with the singing of a Shaker song.

8:30 - Work begins.

11:30 - Mid-day Prayers

12:00pm - Dinner. This is the main meal of the day.

1:00 - Work begins.

5:30 - Supper.

Prayer Meeting is held on Wednesday at 5:00 p.m., followed by a class on Shaker Studies.

Sunday Meeting is held at 10:00am. During the summer months Meeting is held in the Meeting House. The remainder of the year we meet in the Chapel in the Dwelling House. This is the only service open to the general public.