Friends General Conference

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Eastside Friends Meeting

Please join us in Meeting for Worship every Sunday at 10:00 AM, in person or on Zoom.

December 11, 2022: after Meeting for Worship and a time for fellowship, we will have Meeting for Worship with attention to business, to discuss and make decisions about our meeting's business.

December 18, 2022: Meeting for Worship will be our special candlelight meeting.  This is an excellent meeting for folks joining us for the first time!  There will be time for fellowship and snacks after meeting.  

Welcome!

We are so delighted and grateful to be able to hold in-person worship. Come and join us at the meetinghouse in our cherished woods

To protect each other and our wider community, we do strongly recommend that everyone over the age of 5 who wishes to attend in person to be vaccinated and to wear a good-quality mask, covering nose and mouth, when not eating or drinking. We will revisit this policy in June of this year.

If you would prefer to attend on Zoom, our meetings are hybrid. A camera in the worship room brings our online Friends into the gathering.

If you are a new attender and would prefer to meet with us on Zoom, we'd love to welcome you online! Contact clerk Sue Burrus for details at efmemail [at] gmail [dot] com. (Please give 24 hours for the clerks to see your message and respond.)

We also ask that all attenders, new or otherwise, have patience as we work out the details of meeting in person again. We are striving for flexibility with grace.

No matter how you join us...

Meeting for Worship is on Sunday mornings, 10:00 a.m. Childcare 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).

In particular, we have been giving attention to the history of our beloved land, and to the native peoples who loved it first. See the "About Us" tab for our Land Acknowledgment.

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

Upcoming Events

What's New

Introductory meeting Wednesday, March 9, 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. (on Zoom)

Newish to Quakers and still finding things out?

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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)

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

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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 ).

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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!

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"Faith and Practice is the the name given to a reference book published independently by each Quaker yearly meeting.

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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.