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)
The meeting is to review and respond to the following sections in the 2013 draft of Faith And Practice: The Life of the Spirit” (Section I,2); “Meetings for Worship” (Section I,3) and “Monthly Meetings” (Section III,1).
Yarrow and Isaac First-Hartling Smith would like to introduce Robinson's Godparents Kris and Dominic Fair.
Frederick Friends Meeting follows a practice, common to many meetings, of contemplating a different set of queries each month. Queries are questions used among Quakers to uncover how our faith is being lived out, both individually and as a community.
Queries for May 2015: Equality
Each year, the Baltimore Yearly Meeting (BYM) asks individual Meetings to prepare a statement of the spiritual condition of their Meeting over the past 12 months. BYM’s Ministry and Pastoral Care Committee col
My first memory of God is from childhood, I was maybe 5 or 6 years old. I was sitting alone on a hay wagon in the field, swinging my legs and wiggling my loose tooth. The sun was setting, the sky was lit up with orange, red, pink, purple, and with a peek of the deep blue of night. I felt enveloped and free, simultaneously. The forest and fields that surrounded me were home and trees “spoke” to me, and I was pretty sure that God lived there.