Friends General Conference

Nurturing faith and Quaker practice
An Unprogrammed* Quaker Meeting in Charlotte, NC

Charlotte Friends Meeting

At the entrance to our meeting house property on West Rocky River Road.

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Welcome . . .

We gather in silent worship every Sunday morning (First Day) at our meeting house set on six rural acres in the University City area of Charlotte. Large windows connect us to the natural world as we wait in silence for what spiritual light may come. All are welcome to share thoughts (messages) that arise from the gathered stillness. Most First Days we reach a deep communal silence before breaking for fellowship.  Children join silent worship for the first 15 minutes and then go to First Day School, returning at the end of worship to share their lessons and projects.

Each week we welcome visitors who come to us as spiritual seekers, many with backgrounds in other faiths, others from non-religious backgrounds. Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, you will find Charlotte Friends Meeting a warm, active, multi-generational faith community, committed to the Quaker ethos of spirituality, peace, integrity, community, equality and stewardship.

*Unprogrammed refers to the practice of gathering together in silence, each able to stand and speak as they feel led, with worship ending when a designated Friend shakes hands with a neighbor. There is no paid ministry. Charlotte Friends Meeting is affiliated with The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

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Supporting the Work of the NC Commission of Inquiry on Torture


The FGC Gathering this year will be held at Niagara University, NY on July 2-8.  

2017 Theme : Ripples start where spirit moves

Registration now!  Scholarship available.

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Event Date: 
07/03/2016 - 4:15pm to 07/09/2016 - 12:15pm

Join us for the annual gathering of Quakers from around the US, and the world.  


The 2015 Annual Gathering of Friends General Conference was held at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina July 5 - 11, 2015.  A record 21 Charlotte Friends were in attendance! Experience some of the most engaging and thought-provoking moments of the 2015 FGC Gathering by accessing recordings of gathering speakers on the FGC website. Whether you were there or wanted to be, Gathering 2015 and its recordings have worthwhile messages for all of us. 

Event Date: 
02/28/2015 - 6:30pm to 10:45pm

Come join in the fun! 

Supper starts at 6:30, with dancing from 7:30 to 9:00.

Gretchen Caldwell will call the dances

Tom Walsh will lead the music


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Worship with us!

570 West Rocky River Rd
Charlotte, NC 28213
United States
Meeting Times: 

First Day (Sunday)
Meeting For Worship - 10:00 AM
First Day School - 10:15 AM
Forum - 11:45 AM

Mailing Address

PO Box 561793
Charlotte, NC 28256-1793

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