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Community Friends Meeting

Welcome!

We welcome all visitors.  We believe there is that of God in each one of us, which leads us to be welcoming of diversity and inclusive of all people.  We feel that the rich diversity of religious expression and experience in our Meeting is one of our strengths.

Community Friends Meeting is a welcoming faith community in the Quaker (Religious Society of Friends) tradition. As Friends, we believe that every person has the capacity to inwardly experience and faithfully respond to God’s love and guidance.  Recognizing that we may name and experience God in diverse ways, we seek to nurture a sense of being joined to the Divine, to one another, and to all of creation.

At the heart of our spiritual community is the practice of deep, prayerful listening based in silence. During this time together, which we call “meeting for worship,’ some may feel led by the Spirit to speak out of the silence and to share a message with those gathered. We have the expectation that in opening ourselves to the presence of the Divine, spiritual revelation occurs which can transform ourselves and our world.

Living a life grounded in the Spirit is understood by Quakers to issue forth in commitments to nonviolence, equality, simplicity, integrity, community, and care for creation. We seek to foster creative peacemaking in our families and communities and to work for a more just and ecologically sustainable world.  Our Meeting is LGBTQ+ welcoming and affirming.

Meeting Times

  • Music starts at 9:45am
  • Worship starts at 10:00am
  • Infant Childcare starts at 10:00am
  • Religious Education (4+) starts at 10:15am
  • 2nd Hour Sessions start around 11:30am

Our meetinghouse is wheelchair accessible. Childcare is available year-round. Religious education for children and teens is offered from September through May.

Following worship, except during parts of the summer, there is a 'second hour,' which consists of a potluck meal (first Sunday of the month), business meeting (second Sunday), adult education program (third and fourth Sundays), or sharing of a spiritual journey (fifth Sunday).

Children's Programming:

Community Friends Meeting provides programming for children and teens during the school year to support their growing spiritual development.

Child care is provided for the youngest children during worship, upstairs in the nursery. Our child care providers are experienced Xavier students who have passed a background check.

Older children sit with their parents for the first 15 minutes of adult worship, and then they go upstairs to their classrooms for stories, lessons, and art projects. The teachers are volunteers from our meeting.

Quakers often call our Sunday school classes “First Day School.” We plan lessons for primary aged children (ages 4 to 6) and intermediate school aged children (ages 7 to 12) on themes of Quaker testimonies, Quaker history and exploring the Bible. Intermediate children also are introduced to the experience of centering into silent worship through guided meditation and opening to the Spirit. The children form close friendships at Meeting and look forward to their time together. When we have teens attending, we will have an adult leader to meet with them to share and discuss Quaker faith and practice in their lives. During the summer months, child care is provided for all ages during worship, including games, art projects, and outdoor play.

What's New

Earth Day 2020 at CFM: Four Friends of the Something Green in reach group celebrated Earth Day. Peggy Spohr, Jim Rhein, Paul Buckley, and Sue Brungs (while practicing social distancing) gathered on the front lawn of our Meetinghouse to celebrate being one with the Creator and Creation. They reminded us that climate change and environmental degradation are still with us and that we need to act and pray for Earth healing.

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Paul Buckley recently prepared a brief history of Ohio Valley Yearly Meeting, for the celebration of the 200th Anniversary of our yearly meeting.

(Look below under the heading "Files" for the link to download the document.)

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Attached are the Community Companion newsletters for 2020

(Look below under the heading "Files" for the links.)

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Signature Image: 

Attached are the Community Companion newsletters for 2019.

(Look below under the heading "Files" for the links.)

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Community Friends Meeting marked the 6th annual World Quaker Day with a group photo following meeting for worship. World Quaker Day is sponsored by the Friends World Committee for Consultation.

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Community Friends Meeting would like to invite you to visit our meetinghouse on Sunday, September 22nd. We are located at 3960 Winding Way. Feel free to join us for worship at 10:00 a.m. followed by light refreshments and a brief introduction to Quakerism at 11:30. You are welcome to attend either or both of these events.

Our worship is based in prayerful silence. Anyone who feels strongly led by the Spirit to do so, may share a message out of the silence.

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Worship with us!

(513) 861-4353
Community Friends Meeting
3960 Winding Way
Cincinnati, OH 45229
United States
Meeting Times: 
  • Music starts at 9:45am
  • Worship starts at 10:00am
  • Infant Childcare starts at 10:00am
  • Religious Education (4+) starts at 10:15am
  • 2nd Hour Sessions start around 11:30am

Our meetinghouse is wheelchair accessible. Childcare is available year-round. Religious education for children and teens is offered from September through May.

Following worship, except during parts of the summer, there is a 'second hour,' which consists of a potluck meal (first Sunday of the month), business meeting (second Sunday), adult education program (third and fourth Sundays), or sharing of a spiritual journey (fifth Sunday).

Children's Programming:

Community Friends Meeting provides programming for children and teens during the school year to support their growing spiritual development.

Child care is provided for the youngest children during worship, upstairs in the nursery. Our child care providers are experienced Xavier students who have passed a background check.

Older children sit with their parents for the first 15 minutes of adult worship, and then they go upstairs to their classrooms for stories, lessons, and art projects. The teachers are volunteers from our meeting.

Quakers often call our Sunday school classes “First Day School.” We plan lessons for primary aged children (ages 4 to 6) and intermediate school aged children (ages 7 to 12) on themes of Quaker testimonies, Quaker history and exploring the Bible. Intermediate children also are introduced to the experience of centering into silent worship through guided meditation and opening to the Spirit. The children form close friendships at Meeting and look forward to their time together. When we have teens attending, we will have an adult leader to meet with them to share and discuss Quaker faith and practice in their lives. During the summer months, child care is provided for all ages during worship, including games, art projects, and outdoor play.

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