Friends General Conference

Together we nurture the spiritual vitality of Friends
an unprogrammed Quaker meeting in Knoxville, Tennessee

West Knoxville Friends Meeting

We're still Meeting for Worship. 

To join us virtually, use the contact us button and ask to join.

Welcome to our virtual community of Friends.  The use of zoom as our primary meeting method has allowed us to stay connected and involve our remotely located friends. You could say, resiliency has allowed us to make our community more vibrant.

Check out the different areas of our site to see what we've been doing lately and what we believe is important. If an activity speaks to your soul, you are welcome to get involved or follow silently.  We are also open to new experiences, so make recommendations on how we can be more involved.

Things to take note of and reflect upon: 

- Understanding racial justice - our historical role and our response.  We explore this topic through discussion groups, involvement in the community, extrernal sources of information and activities, and interactions with our Yearly Meeting and Friends General Counsel. 

- Understanding the Earth - our responsibility to be stewards. We explore ways we can heal the damages humans cause and avoid future destruction including advocating for reduced materialism, recycling, awareness of our role in climate change, and advocating against the use of nuclear weapons.

- Caring for humanity - seeing that of God in everyone. We use our spiritual practices of silent worship and worship sharing to reflect on how to navigate our differences and embrace others. We take actions to help those in our community and beyond who need support.  

About us

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 according to the traditional practice of Friends.  As an unprogrammed meeting, 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.

See our meeting times, calendar & events, or announcements sections to get involved.

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

Quiet Witness for Peace                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Wednesdays, 3:30 - 4:30 pm,
Womens Suffrage Monument,
Market Square, downtown Knoxville

Knox Mindfulness Meditation
Sundays 4:00-5:30

What's New

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As a spiritual community without designated ministers, we are called on to minister to each other.  The role of Ministry and Nurture is to nurture the spiritual life of the Quaker community, to care for meeting for worship, to encourage Friends to

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To "listen" another's soul into a condition of disclosure and discovery may be almost the greatest service that any human being ever performs for another.... - Douglas Steere

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TedTalk Introduction: 3 Lessons of Revolutionary Love in a Time of Rage | Valarie Kaur

What's the antidote to rising nationalism, polarization and hate? In this inspiring, poetic talk from 2018, Valarie Kaur asks us to reclaim love as a revolutionary act. As she journeys from the birthing room to tragic sites of bloodshed, Kaur shows us how the choice to love can be a force for justice.

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The second first day of each month beginning September 13 we will meet as a group for discussion on The Power of Now. Join us at 9 am using the zoom link for Meeting for Worship or use the Contact Us button on the home page to request more information.

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Peace & Social Concerns Committee report for Feb. Meeting for Business
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Worship with us!

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West Knoxville Friends Meeting
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

Quiet Witness for Peace                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Wednesdays, 3:30 - 4:30 pm,
Womens Suffrage Monument,
Market Square, downtown Knoxville

Knox Mindfulness Meditation
Sundays 4:00-5:30

Calendar of Events

2020

Most events normally held at the Meetinghouse will be held virtually

September

 
13 Sept 8:50 Book Group-Power of Now 10:00 Virtual Meet & Greet; 10:30 Meeting for Worship
16 Sept 3-30 pm Quiet Witness for Peace-- At Women's Suffrage Monument on Market Square, Knoxville
17 Sept 10 am Peace and Social Concerns Letter-writing grouup
20 Sept 10:00 Virtual Meet & Greet; 10:30 Meeting for Worship; 12:15 2nd hour SAYMA Financial Priorities
23 Sept -303 pm Quiet Witness for Peace-- At Women's Suffrage Monument on Market Square, Knoxville
27 Sept 9 am M&N; 10:00 Virtual Meet & Greet; 10:30 Meeting for Worship
30 Sept 3-30 pm Quiet Witness for Peace-- At Women's Suffrage Monument on Market Square, Knoxville

Oct

4 Oct 10:00 Virtual Meet & Greet; 10:30 Meeting for Worship; 12:15 Meeting for Business
7 Oct 3-30 pm Quiet Witness for Peace-- At Women's Suffrage Monument on Market Square, Knoxville
11 Oct 10:00 Virtual Meet & Greet; 10:30 Meeting for Worship
14 Oct 3-30 pm Quiet Witness for Peace-- At Women's Suffrage Monument on Market Square, Knoxville
18 Oct 10:00 Virtual Meet & Greet; 10:30 Meeting for Worship
21 Oct 3-30 pm Quiet Witness for Peace-- At Women's Suffrage Monument on Market Square, Knoxville
25 Oct 10:00 Virtual Meet & Greet; 10:30 Meeting for Worship
28 Oct 3-30 pm Quiet Witness for Peace-- At Women's Suffrage Monument on Market Square, Knoxville

 

Future

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

Announcements

Friends General Conference Gathering begins on Jun 28.