Friends General Conference

Together we nurture the spiritual vitality of Friends
"Walk cheerfully over the world, answering that of God in everyone." -George Fox

Nashville Friends Meeting

Nashville Friends Meeting is a faith community called together to listen for and carry out what God/the Divine would have us do, individually and together. Grounded in the knowledge that there is "that of God" (also called the Light, the Seed, or the Christ) within every person, we seek to live in wholeness and to be faithful according to that Truth. Because of this, we strive to let our lives speak, demonstrating to each other and the world our testimonies of integrity, community, peace, equality, simplicity.

-Statement of purpose approved Fifth Day, Fifth Month, 2004.

We believe that we are all called to ministry. We do not have a pastor or paid clergy. We believe that gifts of the Spirit are given for the good of the community and strive to recognize, affirm, and encourage expression of those gifts in each of us, regardless of gender expression, racial or ethnic identity, sexual orientation, background, abilities, or history.

Meeting for Worship is held every Sunday at 10:30-11:30 except the third Sunday of each month (please arrive early, as latecomers are admitted at 10:40 only). On third Sundays our business sessions are integrated into worship, with open worship starting at 10 until a query is read at 10:40, worship centered on the query until 11, followed by worship with attention to business.

There is also a mid-week Meeting for Worship on Thursdays at 9:15 am.  We are usually finished by 10.  It is small and a nice way to start your day.

Guests are very welcome and we have informational brochures that you may pick up in the entry area if you wish, as our habit of silent worship is relatively different from that of most Christian denominations.

We have four age-groups of children receiving religious education during worship time. Your children are welcome to join us, and youth 12-18 can participate in regional retreats (see SAYF).

On the 2nd and 4th Sundays after worship, adult education topics are offered at 11:45 a.m. in a time we call 2nd Hour.

"There is a principle that is pure, placed in the human mind, which in different places and ages hath different names. It is, however, pure and proceeds from God. It is deep and inward, confined to no forms of religion nor excluded from any, where the heart stands in perfect sincerity." -John Woolman

 

Meeting Times

Worship: Sundays 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
     Except Third Sundays 10:00 a.m.*
Childcare and 1st-Day Schl. (religious ed.) available.

     Mid-week worship:  Thursdays at 9:15am

Additional information
First Sundays: 
     Potluck 11:45 a.m.
Second and fourth Sundays:      
     Adult Ed. 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.     
     See Events page for topics.
*Third Sundays: Worship 10:00 a.m.
     Query 10:40 (worship-sharing)
     Worship with attention to business 11:00

 Clarksville Worship Group

Clarksville, TN

Meeting for Worship:   First Sundays at 10:30

Contact Ruth:  630-964-4561

What's New

Christmas Eve service

There will be a programmed Meeting for Worship at 5:30PM at the Meeting House.

afterwards everyone shares coffee and snacks -

Please help with set-up

greeting

food

clean-up

Public

Dec. 8 - 2nd hour - Testimony of Simplicity 

Dec. 10 - Meeting for Healing - seasonal - the one in summer was profound - all invited - small room at the Meeting House
Dec. 22 - 2nd hour - LIGHT this is the first day of Chanakah and Winter Solstice and 'Tis the Season - Light - of universal (not just Quaker) importance 
Dec. 24 - Christmas Eve service - more info to follow
Public

We will begin the practice of singing 15 minutes prior to Meeting for Worship.  Since it is December, we will begin with Christmas carols.

If it goes well, we will continue with the practice in the new year.

Hymnals are easily accessible immediately at our seating.

Public
Adult Ed: Nov. 24
 
Thais will be sharing some interesting information from a series of talks she recently attended through Vanderbilt's Lifelong Learning institute.  Rabbi Rami Shapiro taught on the topic of The 6 Most Misunderstood Texts in the Bible & I will share highlights from those lessons.
ex.: only Adam was bannished from the Garden
Public
Adult ed: Nov. 10
Adult Ed will continue to have the topics of the Testimonies on 2nd Sundays.  This next week will be EQUALITY.
That covers a lot of areas , in the past and very relevant today.  John Potter will facilitate.
Public

Worship with us!

(615) 329-2640
Nashville Friends Meeting
530 26th Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37209
United States
Meeting Times: 

Worship: Sundays 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
     Except Third Sundays 10:00 a.m.*
Childcare and 1st-Day Schl. (religious ed.) available.

     Mid-week worship:  Thursdays at 9:15am

Additional information
First Sundays: 
     Potluck 11:45 a.m.
Second and fourth Sundays:      
     Adult Ed. 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.     
     See Events page for topics.
*Third Sundays: Worship 10:00 a.m.
     Query 10:40 (worship-sharing)
     Worship with attention to business 11:00

 Clarksville Worship Group

Clarksville, TN

Meeting for Worship:   First Sundays at 10:30

Contact Ruth:  630-964-4561