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 Oct

 3 Oct (in use 7 - 8:30)

 8 Oct (in use 6:30-9:30)

 9 Oct  Meeting for Worship 10:30 

         Discussion on Silent Worship

10 Oct (in use 7 - 8:30)

15 Oct  RE program

16 Oct Meeting for Worship 10:30 


17 Oct M&N (5:30-7:30)

17 Oct (in use 7 - 8:30)

23 Oct Meeting for Worship 10:30

           Discussion on Expectant Waiting

24 Oct (in use 7 - 8:30)

23 Oct Meeting for Worship 10:30

31 Oct (in use 7 - 8:30)


 6 Nov Worship sharing 10am

            Meeting for Worship 10:30

            Meeting for Business

 7 Nov (in use 7 - 8:30)

12 Nov (in use 6:30-9:30)

13 Nov  Meeting for Worship 10:30

            Discussion on Categories 1,2,3 of Spending Plan

14  Nov (in use 7 - 8:30)

18  Nov  SAYMA F&P  5-9pm

19 Nov  SAYMA F&P 7am-5pm

20 Nov  Meeting for Worship 10:30

            Talent show/birthday party and Potluck

21  Nov (in use 7 - 8:30)

27 Nov  Meeting for Worship 10:30

             Discussion Category 4OOO Spending Plan

28  Nov (in use 7 - 8:30)



  4 Dec  Worship sharing 10am

            Meeting for Worship 10:30

            Meeting for Business

11 Dec 2nd hour:"What does the Bible tell us about the birth of Jesus--and what does it mean?"



 8 Jan Worship sharing 10am

            Meeting for Worship 10:30

            Meeting for Business

 Jan 15 Worship sharing and discussion on grief/loss/caregiving