Friends General Conference

Nurturing faith and Quaker practice
a Quaker meeting in Knoxville, Tennessee

West Knoxville Friends Meeting

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 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

What's New

In the April 3 Meeting for Business we decided to change the time for Meeting for Worship.  For the next two months, the time for West Knoxville Friends Meeting for Worship will change to 10:30 to 11:30am.


We gather at least once a week on Sunday mornings. Sunday is called First Day in Quaker tradition.

We rock! We are dynamic, eclectic, astonishing and infuriating. We strive for an inclusive, loving community.

Friends have no creed, but when asked about our beliefs, we often point to Quaker Testimonies.

A religious society listening to that of God within us, and honoring simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality, and continuing revelation.

Worship with us!

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

Meeting for Worship Sundays

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




 2 May  (in use 7 - 8:30)

 5 May Jim Crow Book Group

 8 May  10 singing 10:30 Meeting

 9 May  (in use 7 - 8:30)

14 May  (in use 6:30 pm - 9-30 pm)

15 May 10:30 Meeting, Potluck and Workday

16 May  (in use 7 - 8:30)

19 May  10 letter writing--offsite

22 May  10 singing, 10:30 Meeting, 2nd hour Meeting for Healing

23 May  (in use 7 - 8:30)

24 May  7 - 9  Fit for Freedom, Not for Friendship 

29 May 10:30 Meeting

30 May  (in use 7 - 8:30)


5 June 10 am Life of Meeting,10:30 Meeting,  2nd hour Meeting for Business

 6 June (in use 7 - 8:30)

9 - 12 June SAYMA

11 June  (in use 6:30 pm - 9-30 pm)

12 June 10 am Singing, 10:30 Meeting

18 June (in use 9 am - 4 pm)

19 June  10:30 Meeting, 2nd hour Potluck

20 June (in use 7 - 8:30)

26 June 10 am Singing, 10:30 Meeting, 2nd hour Peace Crane workshop

27 June (in use 7 - 8:30)


16 July (in use 8 - 4)

24 July  Meeting for Business 

19 - 21 Aug SAYF Steering Committee Retreat

28 Aug  Meeting for Business