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.

Statement in support of anti-racism

As members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), we abhor the killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and countless others made possible through systems that perpetuate racial injustices. This includes police practices and training that do not adequately address racial biases.  

Holding authority figures accountable is not enough. We acknowledge our complicity as a predominantly white organization. We have been silent too long and are compelled to take a stand, committing ourselves to actions that eradicate racial injustice. 

To have our voices heard, we support our constitutional right to peaceful protest; we value the authority figures who have supported these efforts. As Quakers, we believe that violence is never the answer and that every life and every voice is as precious as the next. The silencing of even one voice diminishes our community and makes us less whole.

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

Knox Mindfulness Meditation
Sundays 4:00-5:30

What's New

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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To further understand our complicity in systemic racism, a group of us are reading and studying the best selling book by Layla Saad - Me and White Supremacy. We are one part of a larger audience within our Yearly Meeting (SAYMA) studying this book at the same time.  Although this is a closed study group, we encourage others to explore her book and website as a tool to further the journey to understanding racism.

Public
Event Date: 
09/02/2020 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

[email protected] is scheduled to return in September.

Music and a Meal

Fourth United Presbyterian Church

1323 North Broadway in the heart of old Knoxville.

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

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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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

Knox Mindfulness Meditation
Sundays 4:00-5:30

Calendar of Events

2020

Most events normally held at the Meetinghouse will be held virtually

JULY

 5 July 10:00 virtual Meet and Greet; 10:30 Meeting for Worship

12 July 8:50 Book Group Me & White Supremacy by Layla Saad; 10:00 Virtual Meet & Greet; 10:30 Meeting for Worship

19 July 10:00 virtual Meet and Greet; 10:30 Meeting for Worship;(about 12:15) Meeting for Business

26 July 8:50 Book Group Me & White Supremacy by Layla Saad; 10:00 Virtual Meet & Greet; 10:30 Meeting for Worship

August

 2 Aug 10:00 Virtual Meet & Greet; 10:30 Meeting for Worship

 9 Aug 8:50 Book Group Me & White Supremacy by Layla Saad; 10:00 Virtual Meet & Greet; 10:30 Meeting for Worship

16 Aug 10:00 Virtual Meet & Greet; 10:30 Meeting for Worship

23 Aug 10:00 Virtual Meet & Greet; 10:30 Meeting for Worship

30 Aug 10:00 Virtual Meet & Greet; 10:30 Meeting for Worship;(about 12:15) Meeting for Business

Future

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

(2nd hour--Alternatives to Eldering)

 

14 - 16 Aug SAYF Board Retreat

Announcements

Friends General Conference Gathering begins on Jun 28.