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West Knoxville Friends Meeting

In response to the current public health crisis formal Meeting for Worship is suspending until further notice.

The West Knoxville Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends is a Quaker presence in East Tennesse. We invite you to join us in quiet worship at 10:30 on Sunday mornings. According to the traditional practice of Friends, worship begins in reverent silence. There is no ritual, and we have no minister, but we are united in a conscious effort to know God, to understand divine purposes, and to bring ourselves into harmony with Spirit in our daily lives.

Every First Day (Sunday) we have our Meeting for Worship from 10:30-11:30am. First Day School (Sunday School) for children is held at the same time. 

2nd, 3rd and 4th Sundays at 9:15 a.m. there is an informal Quaker Theology Discussion Group.

Most Sundays we also have “Second Hour” programs that start at approximately 12:15, and end at 1:15 to 1:30 or so. Second Hour topics vary each week:

Third Sunday of the month: Potluck Lunch! Everyone is welcome, there is always enough food.

Second, fourth, and fifth Sunday topics for Second Hour tend to be informational and educational.  See the schedule below for Second Hour topics and other events.

Knox Mindfulness Meditation meets every Sunday from 4:00-5:30. Their website is knoxmindful.org

Meeting Times

Meeting for Worship Sundays
10:30-11:30am.

First Day School for children
Sundays 10:30-11:30am.

Life of the Meeting Worship Sharing
1st Sunday of the month at 10:00am.

Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business
1st Sunday of the month at 12:15pm.

Potluck Lunch!
3rd Sunday of the month after Meeting for Worship

Knox Mindfulness Meditation
Sundays 4:00-5:30

What's New

Peace & Social Concerns Committee report for Feb. Meeting for Business
Public

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A minute in support of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons was approved at Meeting for Business, West Knoxville Friends Meeting, on 2 Dec.

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An overview of the involvements in nuclear disarmament advocacy by Quakers and other faith groups with links to original sources.

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A report to West Knoxville Friends Meeting from the Peace & Social Concerns Committee and FCNL Letter-Writing (Advocacy) Group -- July 29, 2018

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We invite everyone to Meet for Silent Worship this Thursday, 25 April, 7pm to 8pm

4th United Pres. Church, 1323 N Broadway, 37917

Come in the rear ground floor door.

Public

Worship with us!

865.694.0036
1517 Meeting House Road
Knoxville, TN 37931
United States
Meeting Times: 

Meeting for Worship Sundays
10:30-11:30am.

First Day School for children
Sundays 10:30-11:30am.

Life of the Meeting Worship Sharing
1st Sunday of the month at 10:00am.

Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business
1st Sunday of the month at 12:15pm.

Potluck Lunch!
3rd Sunday of the month after Meeting for Worship

Knox Mindfulness Meditation
Sundays 4:00-5:30

Calendar of Events

2020

All events at the Meetinghouse are postponed until after the health crisis

Events will be held virtually

May

17 May   10:30 Meeting for Worship;

24 May 8:50 (approx) study: Me and White Supremacy; 10:30 Meeting for Worship;

Future

(2nd hour : 'What happened at the Tomb')

(2nd hour--potluck and worship sharing on 'Anger')

(2nd hour--Alternatives to Eldering)

 

14 - 16 Aug SAYF Retreat

Announcements

2/3/19

Inside House Committee still looking for suggestions for Licensed Electrician, send names to Carol Nickle.

Save the date SAYMA Annual Yearly Meeting June 13-16 – theme Seek the Light - Act Boldly (attachment 8). The

location is Warren Wilson College, Swannanoa, North Carolina.

Family Promise Needs Millie has provided a list of items Family Promise has a continuous need for: New

Pillows, one kitchen trash can (13-gallon), kitchen trash bags (13-gallon), sponges, bleach, clorox wipes

diapers sizes 1, 2, & 3, toilet paper, paper towels, and laundry detergent.

Zero-Waste Facility. The Inside House and Grounds committee is exploring how to become a zero-waste facility.

If you have ideas, provide them to the committee.