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A Quaker community in Frederick, Maryland

Frederick Friends Meeting

You Are Welcome Here

Frederick Friends Meeting is a Quaker community brought together to know God and to answer that of God in everyone. We welcome people of all ages, races, sexual orientations, and faith backgrounds.

Take a tour of this website to learn more about us and the Religious Society of Friends (or Quakers), of which we are a part. And we invite you to join us in worship on Sunday mornings or Wednesday evenings at our meeting house in downtown Frederick. 

Our life is love, and peace, and tenderness; and bearing one with another, and forgiving one another, and not laying accusations one against another; but praying one for another, and helping one another up with a tender hand.

—Isaac Penington (1667)

What's New

The email list guidance is being updated in August 2015 in order to communicate a change in policy. The email list is to be used only for announcements relevant to Meeting.
The question may not be so much how Quakers first came to Frederick County, as it is where they all went. At one time there were three Quaker Meetings in this area: Cold Spring Meeting at Monocacy, which was a small settlement near Buckeystown; Pipe Creek Meeting in Union Bridge, which is now over the County line in what became Carroll County; and Bush Creek Meeting near Ijamsville, which may once have been the largest of all three. Of them, only Pipe Creek Meeting remains (the Quaker Meeting at 723 N. Market Street in the city of Frederick is more recent).
Frederick Friends Meeting has been fairly quiet as the summer has gone on. Many of our youth have gone to Quaker Camps, with a few children of members serving on staff or as counselors. Adults too have participated in Camp Life by taking on work grants, or volunteering during Family Camp weekends.

About 20 Frederick Friends were at the 344th Annual Session of Baltimore Yearly Meeting at Frostburg State University, August 3-9. The theme of “Living into Right Relationship” was expressed in presentations by Deborah Haines, Rick Wilson, and Peter G. Brown in plenary sessions, in the children’s activities,  and in numerous workshops and interest groups. More information is available at the BYM website,

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Event Date: 
08/30/2015 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm

Following the second hour discussion on installing a solar array at the meeting house, Bob Hanson will be facilitating a tour/viewing of the Williams' strawbale house in Ecovillage, VA.  Meeting was very supportive in our effort to build the house

Event Date: 
08/30/2015 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

There will be a second hour discussion on August 30 to discuss solar array options for the meetinghouse.


Worship with us!

(301) 631-1257
Frederick Friends Meeting
723 N Market Street
Frederick, MD 21701
United States
Meeting Times: 

Sundays at 10:30 am

Wednesdays at 7:00 pm

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