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

Greetings Friends,

The Junior Yearly Meeting (JYM) Committee of SAYMA is happy to announce that we have committed to expand our child care options for families at SAYMA in the coming years. To support this endeavor we are hiring for two child care positions this year and next. (Please share) 

SAYMA is hiring for 2017 & 2018 YM

Junior Yearly Meeting (JYM) Coordinator AND Play-care Coordinator (for children ages 2-5) 

Qualifications for both positions include:

Signature Image: 
Event Date: 
06/22/2016 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

A message from Kate Caldwell:

Hello Friends!


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.


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 July 10:30 Meeting for Worship (business meeting scheduled July 23) 

 3 July (in use 6- 9)

 5 July (in use 6- 7:30)

 8 July (in use 6:30 - 9:30)

 9 July 10:30 Meeting for Worship

10 July (in use 6- 9)

12 July (in use 6- 7:30)

16 July 9 am Rex Ambler cd- Experiment with the Light;10:30 am Meeting for Worship, and Potluck

17 July (in use 6- 9)

18 July  10 am FCNL Letterwriting

19 July (in use 6- 7:30)

23 July  10:30 Meeting for Worship, 2nd Hour: Business Meeting

24 July (in use 6- 9)

26 July (in use 6- 7:30)

30 July 10:30 Meeting for Worship

31 July (in use 6- 9)


 6 Aug 10:30 Meeting for Worship, 2nd hour: Serving the Meeting with Joy

25 - 27 Aug SAYF Retreat

10 Sept 10:30 Meeting for Worship, 2nd hour: Business Meeting

16 Sept SAYMA Rep Meeting (9 - 3)