Nashville Friends Meeting
Nashville Friends Meeting is a faith community called together to listen for and carry out what God/the Divine would have us do, individually and together. Grounded in the knowledge that there is "that of God" (also called the Light, the Seed, or the Christ) within every person, we seek to live in wholeness and to be faithful according to that Truth. Because of this, we strive to let our lives speak, demonstrating to each other and the world our testimonies of integrity, community, peace, equality, simplicity.
-Statement of purpose approved Fifth Day, Fifth Month, 2004.
Meeting for Worship is held every Sunday at 10:30-11:30 except the third Sunday of each month (please arrive early, as latecomers are admitted at 10:40 only). On third Sundays our business sessions are integrated into worship, with open worship starting at 10 until a query is read at 10:40, worship centered on the query until 11, followed by worship with attention to business.
Guests are very welcome and we have informational brochures that you may pick up in the entry area if you wish, as our habit of silent worship is relatively different from that of most Christian denominations.
We have four age-groups of children receiving religious education during worship time. Your children are welcome to join us, and youth 12-18 can participate in regional retreats (see SAYF).
Before Meeting for Worship on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month we have Worship Sharing at 9:00 a.m. for anyone who wishes to come. This is especially helpful for newcomers and seekers, as it is a way to build community. Those same weeks, adult education topics are offered at 11:45 a.m.
"There is a principle that is pure, placed in the human mind, which in different places and ages hath different names. It is, however, pure and proceeds from God. It is deep and inward, confined to no forms of religion nor excluded from any, where the heart stands in perfect sincerity." -John Woolman
On November 27, 2016 Nashville Friends Meeting approved a minute in uniting with the letter below, written by Friends in New England Yearly Meeting:
Call to Prayer and Support for Standing Rock, Nov 3, 2016
History of Quaker boarding schools and Native Americans - Paula Palmer November 20, 2016
Worship with us!
Worship: Sundays 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
* Third Sundays: Worship 10 a.m., Query 10:40 a.m., and Worship with attention to business 11 a.m.
Childcare and First Day School (relgious ed) are available.
Second and fourth Sundays:
Worship sharing 9:00 a.m.
Second Hour 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
See Events page for topics.
First Sundays: Potluck 11:45 a.m.