Friends General Conference

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Eastside Friends Meeting



Meeting for Worship is on Sunday mornings, 10:00 a.m. and childcare is provided.

We are members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in the "unprogrammed" tradition. We worship in silence, knowing that the Spirit of God is among us. Anyone present may sense a divine leading to share a brief message for others to reflect on. We are a congregation that is welcoming and affirming to all. We are devoted to peace and caring for our neighbors (all of them -- no exceptions).

Join us at the meetinghouse in our cherished woods, or if you would prefer to meet with us on Zoom, we'd love to welcome you online! Our meetings are hybrid; a camera in the worship room brings our online Friends into the gathering. Contact us at efmemail [at] gmail [dot] com for details on how to join online.

In keeping with direction from local health authorities, mask wearing is optional at EFM.  

Following Meeting for Worship is a social half-hour, then a Second Hour for business meetings, potlucks, adult education, or discussion. 

Children in Meeting for Worship: Children of all ages are very welcome in meeting for worship! Typically, children enter worship with their families for the first 10-15 minutes, then go upstairs or outside with the designated Children’s Meeting teacher of the day. Teenagers, you have a choice: you are welcome to remain in the Worship Room or to leave with Children’s Meeting, whichever makes sense to you today. Children’s Meeting kids typically come back into the Worship Room at the end of introductions and announcements time.

Upcoming Events


June 11, 2023: Second hour is Meeting for Worship with attention to Business.


June 18, 2023: Happy Father's Day, no second hour today.


June 25, 2023: Second hour is a shared meal, please plan to attend, there's always plenty of food.


First Sundays:  EFM Bible Study group meets at 9:15.  The current topic is the Gospel of Mark.  Anyone is welcome to join in the discussion.  If you want to join bible study via zoom, let us know at efmemail [at] gmail [dot] com, and we'll send you a link!

What's New

Here's the May news from AFSC west


We meet virtually on the second and fourth Sunday evenings of each month, 7:00-8:30 PM.We use the regular Eastside Friends Meeting Zoom link.Quaker Basics is a discussion group for anyone curious about the Religious Society of F


We are affiliated with several other organizations within the Religious Society of Friends.

Pacific Northwest Quarterly Meeting (Washington State)

Quaker Voice on Washington Public Policy (Washington State)


Eastside Friends Meeting house stands on ancestral land of the Sammamish People, who were closely related to the First People of Seattle, the Duwamish.


From I-90 eastbound, toward Spokane from Seattle and Mercer Is.:

Take Exit 11-A for 150th Ave SE (the first exit east of I-405 ).


Like many things, Quakerism has its own language. We use some words in very specific ways, and it can get confusing. It's all the more complicated because not all Friends agree on what the terms mean!


Worship with us!

425 641 3500 (voicemail only)
4160 158th Ave SE
Bellevue, WA 98006
United States
Driving Directions

From I-90, take the 150th Ave SE exit and go south.

Turn left at Newport Way, then right on 158th Ave.

Follow the road all the way to the top of the hill.

Full driving instructions available here.

Zoom Directions

We meet at 10am on Sundays. Attending online? Please ask the clerks for the link using efmemail [at] gmail [dot] com.

Our meeting for worship continues until 11am. After a short break, we usually resume for "second hour" -- discussion, education, fellowship, and (of course) committee meetings.