Friends General Conference

Together we nurture the spiritual vitality of Friends

North Columbus Friends Meeting

Meeting for Worship is held on Sundays from 10:30am to 11:30am. 

Attend via Zoom:

Visit https://zoom.us/j/ 81828032335?pwd= OXk4NlpZMGxIYU9kbmFPSkV5dXBmZz09 to attend via Zoom. If you don’t have access to the internet, you can join by phone by calling 1-929-205-6099. Use Meeting ID 818 2803 2335 and passcode 604741 when prompted.

  • If you are new to Zoom, please consider arriving a few minutes prior to 10:30am for assistance.
  • Attenders will be muted upon entry to the Meeting.
  • If you have a message to share, please unmute yourself using your Zoom controls. There is an unmute button visible on the bottom left-hand corner of the screen (phone users can press *6 to unmute/mute).
  • Our Zoom calls are captioned with Zoom's automated captioning service.

To minimize distractions on Zoom, please consider the following recommendations:

  • Make sure you are in the center of the screen, adequately lit, and your camera is in a stable position
  • Dress as you would for an in-person Meeting for Worship
  • Minimize multitasking (e.g., responding to notifications, phone calls, etc)

Attend in person: 

  • Following the Franklin County guidelines, we encourage a mask-friendly culture, one where attenders may choose to mask at any time.  People with symptoms, a positive test, or exposure to someone with COVID-19 should wear a mask. Friends and attenders who are eligible to be vaccinated but have not been vaccinated wear masks when gathering in person.
  • We encourage Friends to leave a seat between yourself and the next person. Before sitting next to someone, please check with the other person first. We also encourage Friends to voice their needs in terms of practicing social distancing.
  • The Meeting Room will be split between on-camera and off-camera sections (labeled)
  • Friends in-person will be using a wired microphone to give messages. We will have a microphone near the Zooming computer that will be used to give in-person messages
  • At the moment, we will not have singing, hot water/snacks or childcare. The decisions to return to these activities will be made by the community in the future.

Contact NorthColumbusFriends@gmail.com with questions or concerns.

- Ministry & Nurture Committee 


We are...

North Columbus Friends Meeting is a welcoming and inclusive Meeting of people seeking a personal and gathered experience of what has been called by a variety of names, such as God, the Inner Light, Truth, or the Transcendent. While Quakerism has its roots in Christianity, we understand that Truth may be spoken by people with a wide variety of backgrounds. We welcome those voices and invite people to share their inward experience of the Divine, whatever that may be.

We practice expectant waiting for the still, small voice within one another and ourselves. We strive to live in ways that reflect our inner experience of that wisdom. Often this coincides with common Quaker testimonies, such as equality, integrity, peace, community, simplicity, and stewardship of the natural world.

We publicly identify our Meeting as a place of refuge for our neighbors who might feel under threat. As Friends, we are committed to oppose discrimination and oppression in all forms. We strive to be inclusive of all people -- especially those who have historically been marginalized in our society.

We are open to participating in any ecumenical, interfaith and community events that promote unity, connection, dialogue and mutual respect; and oppose hate and division.

We invite you to join us on Sundays for Meeting for Worship at 10:30am to 11:30am. Welcome!

Meeting Times

Meeting for Worship takes place every Sunday at 10:30 AM. Childcare for those attending in person is currently on hold. 

Those interested in learning more are invited to attend Seeking Quakers, which meets the 1st Wednesdays of the month [except during the summer]. See the Events page for more information.

On Street Parking
Parking Lot (gravel) Behind Meeting House
Close to COTA lines on High and Indianola

Get Directions

North Columbus Friends Meeting is affiliated with Lake Erie Yearly Meeting.

What's New

Registration will open on July 1st for Lake Erie Yearly Meeting Annual Sessions (July 27-31)

https://leym.org/annual-meeting-info/ 

 

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Theme: To Be Decided
Date: May 5-7, 2023
Spend the day or weekend with the North Columbus Quaker Meeting at Lake Hope park. We have the cabin booked for the wekkend. We'll have programming during the day and prepare meals together. 
Please save the date. Look for more details in February/March.
If you have any questions, please email outreachinreach@gmail.com
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Fall Retreat, Oct 23rd. Morning: 9-11am and afternoon: 1-3pm
This fall, North Columbus Friends Meeting will have 2 sessions for the retreat following the theme, "Spiritual Companions."
 
Morning, online: Learning about what spiritual companions are, how the partnership works, and information about getting started.
 
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Interested in learning about Quakers and Quakerism but not sure where to start? 
 
Each month we’ll have discussions and activities for everyone regardless of past experience or knowledge. There’s always something to learn even if you've attended Meeting weekly or are only interested in Quakerism from an academic viewpoint. 
Our first of seven sessions is on the History of Quakerism. Notebook paper will be provided but you can bring your own journal if you'd like.
 
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Join in our quarterly potluck starting at noon on September 26th, 2021. Plates, utensils, cups, and water will be provided.
Safety:
Please wash your hands or use hand sanitizer before you get into line for the food.
We will have dining space outside in the front and back. The windows will also be opened.
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  • To arrange and host events for those in the 18-35ish age group who are interested in engaging with the North Columbus Friends Meeting (NCFM) community 

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Worship with us!

North Columbus Friends Meeting
1954 Indianola Ave
Columbus, OH 43201
United States
Meeting Times: 

Meeting for Worship takes place every Sunday at 10:30 AM. Childcare for those attending in person is currently on hold. 

Those interested in learning more are invited to attend Seeking Quakers, which meets the 1st Wednesdays of the month [except during the summer]. See the Events page for more information.

On Street Parking
Parking Lot (gravel) Behind Meeting House
Close to COTA lines on High and Indianola

Get Directions

North Columbus Friends Meeting is affiliated with Lake Erie Yearly Meeting.

Donate

Make a contribution to North Columbus Friends Meeting. Advices for making a recurring donation:
(1) set the date as the 20
th of the month to minimize the amount of time before NCFM receives the funds;
(2) to make a change to a recurring donation, contact Mimi Blackwell   
 mblackwell@friendsfiduciary.org.

Join Our Mailing List

Members and attenders may sign up to receive NCFM newsletters, minutes and other announcements. Submit your subscription request here. 

Accessibility

There is a sidewalk ramp from the gravel parking lot to the side entrance. There are several stairs at that entrance. The restrooms are not accessible and are without handrails and the main floor restroom does not have a large open space for mobility devices. If you have questions or concerns about the accessibility, please email outreachinreach@gmail.com.

Vision Statement

Our Meeting matters and is worth cherishing. Worshiping together is exciting, simple, true, and real.

We envision our Meeting as a vibrant community inspiring, encouraging, and holding one another in all aspects of our lives.

We continue to learn how to live in community, one that is welcoming, safe, and equally accessible in all ways.

Our values are grounded in Quaker faith and practice which enable us to discern and follow leadings in our personal lives and with regard to the wider world.

We hope that when people discover us, they will feel invited in and that all will be enriched.