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, 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 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

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Event Date: 
02/15/2015 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Greater Knoxville Climate Prayer Vigil
4 pm Sunday, February 15, 2015
Danny Mayfield Park (700 College St., Knoxville)


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, TN 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


4 - 5 Sept SAYMA Faith and Practice

 6 Sept Meeting

 7 Sept (in use 7 - 8:30)

13 Sept Meeting

14 Sept (in use 7 - 8:30)

16 Sept M&N 6 - 8

19 Sept (0ff-site) Friendly Gathering 2 - 5 pm  Gather noon,otluck 1pm

20 Sept  Potluck

21 Sept (in use 7 - 8:30)

27 Sept  2nd Hour-Developing Adult RE

28 Sept (in use 7 - 8:30)


 4 Oct Business Meeting

 5 Oct (in use 7 - 8:30)

10 Oct (in use 6:30 - 9:30)

11 Oct 2nd hour-Spiritual but not Religious with music

12 Oct (in use 7 - 8:30)

18 Oct  Potluck

19 Oct (in use 7 - 8:30)

25 Oct Meeting

26 Oct (in use 7 - 8:30)


 Nov 16 - n17 Family Promise (off-site)

20 - 21 Nov  SAYMA Faith  and Practice


26 - 28 Feb  SAYF Steering Committee Retreat

12 Mar  SAYMA Rep Meeting

Apr 15 - 17 Meditation Group Retreat