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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What's New

Charlotte Friends Meeting makes regular contributions of funds and/or volunteer work to the Quaker organizations listed with links to their websites below.

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07/05/2015 - 1:00pm to 07/11/2015 - 1:00pm

The 2015 Annual Gathering of Friends General Conference will be held at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina July 5 - 11, 2015.  Information about the conference schedule, evening sessions, workshops offered, programs for Young

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The Immigrant Solidarity Committee of Charlotte (ISC-C) works for just and humane immigration policy—in our city, state and nation as a whole—to make our community a more welcoming place for all. Our group consists of representatives from organizations and faith communities, as well as committed individuals. We meet on the third Wednesday of every month at the Charlotte Friends Meetinghouse and we always welcome new participants!

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For the last five years Charlotte Friends Meeting has joined over 135 area congregations, colleges and YMCAs to partner with the Urban Ministry Center to provide winter shelter to homeless neighbors. Last year this community-wide, inter-faith Room in the Inn program served more than 1,400 people.

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All children are encouraged to join their parents/families in Meeting for Worship (as they are able) for the beginning of Worship. Our nursery is open for infants and toddlers, as needed. At 10:15 am all children leave Worship for First Day School. We have two age-groups of children: Infants/toddlers and preschoolers through elementary school age. For this spring our teens will join the younger kids in their lessons or be in worship with the adults.
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Charlotte Friends Meeting is affiliated with the new Piedmont Friends Yearly Meeting, with Piedmont Friends Fellowship (PFF), and, through them, with Friends General Conference (FGC). Click on the article title to learn more about our yearly meeting.
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Worship with us!

704-599-4999
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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