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

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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 10:30-11:30am.

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



11 Sept (in use 7-8:30)

13 Sept (in use 6- 7:30)

16 Sept SAYMA Rep Meeting (9 - 3)

17 Sept 9 am Quaker Practice; Sept  10:30 Meeting for Worship, 2nd hour Potluck, work day

18 Sept  5:30 M&N

18 Sept (in use 7-8:30)

19 Sept  10 amFCNL Letterwriting followed by potluck

20 Sept (in use 6 - 7:30)

24 Sept 9am Bible Study; 10:30 Meeting for Worship; 2nd hour Roger Nooe about Homelessness

25 Sept (in use 7-8:30)

27 Sept (in use 6 - 7:30)


1 Oct  9 am Quaker Practice; 10:30 Meeting for Worship, 2nd hour: Business Meeting

 2 Oct (in use 6 - 8)

 2 Oct (in use 7 - 8:30)

 4 Oct ( in use 6 - 7:30)

 8 Oct 9 am Quaker Practice; Sept  10:30 Meeting for Worship

 9 Oct (in use 6 - 8)

 9 Oct (in use 7 - 8:30)

11 Oct ( in use 6 - 7:30)

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

15 Oct  9 am Quaker Practice; 10:30 Meeting for Worship, 2nd hour: Potluck followed by Conflict Transformation led by M&N

16 Oct 6:30 M&N

16 Oct (in use 6 - 8)

16 Oct (in use 7 - 8:30)

18 Oct ( in use 6 - 7:30)

22 Oct  9 am Quaker Practice; 10:30 Meeting for Worship

23 Oct (in use 6 - 8)

23 Oct (in use 7 - 8:30)

25 Oct ( in use 6 - 7:30)

29 Oct  9 am Quaker Practice; 10:30 Meeting for Worship

30 Oct (in use 6 - 8)

30 Oct (in use 7 - 8:30)


  1 Nov (in use 6-7:30)

 5 Nov  9 am Quaker Practice; 10:30 Meeting for Worship; 2nd hour: Business Meeting

 6 Nov  (in use 7-8:30)

 8 nov (in use  6-7:30)

11 Nov (in use 6:30 - 9:30)

12 Nov  9 am Quaker Practice; 10:30 Meeting for Worship; 2nd hour R.E. Spiritual Stories and Gifts

13 Nov  (in use 7-8:30)

15 Nov  (in use 6 - 7:30)

19 Nov 9 am Quaker Practice; 10:30 Meeting for Worship, 2nd hour: Potluck

20 Nov 6:30 M&N

20 Nov (in use 7-8:30)

22 Nov  (in use 6 - 7:30)

26 Nov 9 am Quaker Practice; 10:30 Meeting for Worship

27 Nov (in use 7-8:30)

29 Nov  (in use 6 - 7:30)



3 Feb  Rel  Ed  2:30 - 5

 March 9th-11th, 2018. SAYF Retreat

 April 7 (in use 9 am - 4 pm)



  • Southern Empowerment (SOCM) 45th Anniversary Celebration will occur during their annual member meeting October 7-8, location to be announced.
  • Family Promise Fund Raiser called the Pasta and Blue Grass Festival will be Aug 26, from 5-7pm at Central Baptist Church in Bearden off Kingston Pike. Tickets for the festival are $10 each.  See Millie Gimmel or Lee Hoefer for tickets, or purchase at the door.
  • There will be a clerking workshop at Pendle Hill in November. Ministry and Nurture is recommending attendance for those interested. More information can be found on the Pendle Hill website. Meeting can provide scholarships as needed, make requests to a member of the Ministry and Nurture committee.
  • The clerk will experiment with two options for conduct of Meeting for Business.  July’s meeting will move the agenda review, calendar and announcements to the time normally used for Life of the Meeting at 10am. The September Meeting for Business will move the calendar and announcements to the very end of the business meeting for Worship; the agenda will be presented after the readings and queries.  In addition to these efforts a calendar will be kept current in the main lobby area of the meeting house as a reference and visibility for visitors. The announcements will be added to the website, near the calendar. This will allow more timely access to announcements than posting in the minutes and newsletter only.