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Multnomah Friends Meeting

COVID-19 Announcement

In consultation with Worship & Ministry and Care & Counsel, it has been decided that we will immediately discontinue all in-person gatherings of our faith community at 4312 SE Stark Street until further notice. This includes meetings for worship, First Day school, SMAD, meeting for worship for business, committee meetings, book groups, Parents Night Out, and all scheduled presentations. Click here for full details

Meeting for Worship will be held every Sunday at 10 am, until further notice, using Zoom. Click this link at 9:55 am. Meeting ID: 846 590 610. Please mute your audio unless you have a message to give. Early Worship and Meeting for Worship for Business will be held at the same link. Dialing in by phone?

Midweek Worship Group Meeting for Worship will be held Wednesdays at noon using Zoom. Click this link at 11:55 am.  Meeting ID: 119 841 403.

If all this digital activity is leaving you feeling a bit bewildered, check out A Quaker's Guide to Online Worship and Meetings.

Who we are....

Multnomah Friends Meeting, a Quaker spiritual community, welcomes all. We are a member of the Community of Welcoming Congregations.

Like all Quakers, we call ourselves Friends; we are formally known as the Religious Society of Friends.

We value our radical diversity.  Our core belief is that the Divine Spirit is accessible to all. Most Friends are Christians, but many are not. We come to Friends from many faith traditions. Most of us began our spiritual journeys in some other tradition or no tradition at all.

We call our gathering place a Meetinghouse.  Striving for simplicity, our place of worship is plain. We sit together in a circle or rectangle.  Recognizing that the Divine Spirit is accessible to all, we gather without reliance on formal creeds, sacraments, or clergy. Our worship is grounded in silence.  All present are free to speak out of the silence if they are genuinely moved to do so. Spoken ministry should be for the others gathered as well as for the speaker.

The community gathers in a monthly Meeting for Worship for Business to consider together what actions we might take.  We do this recognizing that the Divine Spirit is present to guide us to decisions which are appropriate for this community at this time.

Individually we each strive to live in the Light of the Spirit which leads us to lives based in simplicity, peace, integrity, community, and equality. These are our testimonies and we find that in trying to live up to them, our lives are changed.

Meeting Times

Notice: All in-person gatherings at the Meetinghouse are discontinued until further notice. Full details.

Online Early Worship: Sunday 8:15-9:30. Click Link to enter at 8:10 am.

Online Meeting for Worship: Sunday 10 - 11 am. Click Link to enter at 9:55 am.

Online Meeting for Business: 3rd Sundays at 12:15 pm. Click Link to enter at 12:10 pm.

Online Bible Study: Monday 7 - 8 am. Click Link to enter at 6:55 am.

Online Midweek Meeting for Worship: Wednesdays 12 - 12:30 pm. Click Link to enter at 11:55 am.

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What's New

[MMM Welcoming / Inclusivity Minute initially approved at Meeting for Worship for Business 2015 April revised and approved at Meeting for Worship for Business on June 19, 2016]

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The Multnomah Monthly Meeting adopted a Sanctuary Pledge at the October Meeting for Business.  See the text attached below.

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We, Quakers of Multnomah Friends Meeting in Portland, Oregon, United States, support the new United Nations General Assembly’s Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty.

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Marty Crouch, a beloved member of Multnomah Meeting, died at home at 1:25 PM on Monday, September 11. Details about a future Memorial Service for Marty will be forthcoming and announced in the Weekly Bulletin and, time permitting, the Newsletter.

The worship service for Eddy and Marty, planned for their home on Wednesday evening, September 13, will be held as planned. This will be an opportunity to be present with Eddy in the early days following Marty's death.

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Kenyan peace activist and social change agent Getry Agizah will make two presentations in June at the Multnomah Friends Meetinghouse, 4312 SE Stark in Portland.

On Sunday, June 11 at Noon “Overcoming Election Polarization: Lessons from Kenya”

On Friday, June 16 at 7 PM “Healing and Rebuilding our Communities: A Kenyan Perspective”

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Worship with us!

(503) 232-2822
Multnomah Friends Meeting
Multnomah Friends Meeting
4312 SE Stark Street
Portland, OR 97215
United States
Meeting Times: 

Notice: All in-person gatherings at the Meetinghouse are discontinued until further notice. Full details.

Online Early Worship: Sunday 8:15-9:30. Click Link to enter at 8:10 am.

Online Meeting for Worship: Sunday 10 - 11 am. Click Link to enter at 9:55 am.

Online Meeting for Business: 3rd Sundays at 12:15 pm. Click Link to enter at 12:10 pm.

Online Bible Study: Monday 7 - 8 am. Click Link to enter at 6:55 am.

Online Midweek Meeting for Worship: Wednesdays 12 - 12:30 pm. Click Link to enter at 11:55 am.

Parking and Transportation Information

Other Local meetings and worship groups

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