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 in the right hand column.

After we receive your request, we will contact you about how to join us. 

Welcome to our community of Friends. 

The use of zoom as our primary meeting method allowed us to stay connected and had the added benefit of worshiping with our remotely located Friends. However, we miss the personal aspects of gathering together under one roof.

We are considering how and when to begin meeting in person at the meeting house. A hybrid meeting solution could capture the best of both meeting methods. Stay tuned for updates.

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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Quakers gather for worship in silent expectation as a memorial to a Friends who has died. We believe that in the silence all people can experience God directly. Our memorial meeting has no pastor, no altar, no sermon, and no choir.

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Pendle Hill offers a Morning Meditation Online for Worship in the Barn

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Event Date: 
Repeats every week every Thursday 24 times.
06/24/2021 - 7:00pm

Friends are meeting virtually on Thursday evenings at 7pm for a time of Worship and Fellowship.  To request information or to obtain the link to join the Meeting, please use the "Contact us" button on the home page.  We will respond to your reques

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Event Date: 
Repeats every week every Thursday 24 times.
07/01/2021 - 7:00pm

Friends are meeting virtually on Thursday evenings at 7pm for a time of Worship and Fellowship.  To request information or to obtain the link to join the Meeting, please use the "Contact us" button on the home page.  We will respond to your reques

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Event Date: 
Repeats every week every Thursday 24 times.
07/08/2021 - 7:00pm

Friends are meeting virtually on Thursday evenings at 7pm for a time of Worship and Fellowship.  To request information or to obtain the link to join the Meeting, please use the "Contact us" button on the home page.  We will respond to your reques

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Event Date: 
Repeats every week every Thursday 24 times.
07/15/2021 - 7:00pm

Friends are meeting virtually on Thursday evenings at 7pm for a time of Worship and Fellowship.  To request information or to obtain the link to join the Meeting, please use the "Contact us" button on the home page.  We will respond to your reques

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Worship with us!

865.694.0036
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

Most events normally held at the Meetinghouse will be held virtually

2021

  June 

20 June 10:oo Virtual Meet & Greet; 10:30 Meeting for Worship ; Meeting for Business

27 June 10:oo Virtual Meet & Greet; 10:30 Meeting for Worship 

July

 1 July 8-9pm  Midweek Meeting for Worship

 4 July 10am Virtual Meet and Greet; 10:30 Meeting for Worship

11 July 10am Virtual Meet and Greet; 10:30 Meeting for Worship

15 July 8-9pm  Mid-week Meeting for Worship

18 July 10am Virtual Meet and Greet; 10:30 Meeting for Worship

25 July 10am Virtual Meet and Greet; 10:30 Meeting for Worship

26 July 7pm  M&N Committee Meeting

Aug

 1 Aug 10:am Virtual Meet & Greet; 10:30 Meeting for Worship; 2nd hour Meeting for Business

 5 Aug 8-9 pm Mid-week Meeting for Worship

Future:

Sept 12 Meeting for Business

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

Announcements

Friends General Conference Gathering begins on Jun 28.