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 10:00 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 10:00-11:00am. First Day School (Sunday School) for children is held at the same time.

2nd and 3rd 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 11:30, and end at 12:30 or 1:00. 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

Event Date: 
09/22/2013 - 11:30pm

A discussion of Obama Care

Event Date: 
09/15/2013 - 11:30pm

Everyone is welcome!


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  Tennessee  37931
United States
Meeting Times: 

Meeting for Worship Sundays

First Day School for children
Sundays 10:00-11:00am.

Life of the Meeting Worship Sharing
1st Sunday of the month at 9:30am.

Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business
1st Sunday of the month at 12:00pm.

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

Knox Mindfulness Meditation
Sundays 4:00-5:30

Calendar of Events


April 2014

1 April   UT Center for Teaching and Learning

              10 am-2 pm

6 April   Meeting for Business

12 April (in use 6:30 - 9:30 pm)

13 April Second hour--video Palestine/Israel

14 April (in use 7 - 8:30 pm)

20 April   Potluck

21 April (in use 7 - 8:30 pm)

23 April  M&N meeting 5:45 pm

27 April  Second hour--AFSC

28 April  (in use 7 - 8:30 pm)

May 2014

3 May  (offsite)  Wedding--Phelps

4 May  Meeting for Business

5 May  (in use 7 - 8:30 pm)

10 May (in use 6:30 - 9:30 pm)

11 May Second Hour--Eldering

12 May (in use 7 - 8:30 pm)

17 May Memorial--Kirsten  

18 May  Potluck

19 May Potluck

20 May (in use 7 - 8:30 pm)

25 May (open)

26 May (in use 7 - 8:30 pm)


 1 June  Meeting for Business

 2 June  (in use 7 - 8:30 pm)

 8 June  Second Hour--Silent Worship and Vocal Ministry

 9 June  (in use 7 - 8:30 pm)

14 June (in use 6:30 - 9:30 pm)

15 June  Potluck

16 June  (in use 7 - 8:30 pm)

19 - 22 June  SAYMA gathering (offsite)

23 June  (in use 7 - 8:30 pm)

27 June  (in use 3 - 9:30 pm

28 June  (in use 9 am - 9:30 pm)

30 June  (in use 7 - 8:30 pm)