Friends General Conference

Nurturing faith and Quaker practice
A Quaker meeting in the northern suburbs of Chicago

Lake Forest Friends Meeting

We invite all to worship with us.

Please join us for unprogrammed Quaker meeting for worship. We center without words or music to listen as a community in expectant worship. Out of the silence as called by the Spirit, someone may spontaneously rise and give vocal ministry to the group. We are nourished by our mutual search for our understanding of the Divine. We welcome visitors to our meeting. 

Concurrently with meeting for worship we welcome children of all ages for a program that includes the study of Friends’ principles, testimonies, history, and Bible stories. 

Once each month we have a meeting for business when we worshipfully consider care of our community and our witness to the world seeking integrity, peace, simplicity, stewardship of the earth, and equality.

Lake Forest Friends Meeting is part of Illinois Yearly Meeting, Friends General Conference, and Friends World Committee for Consultation.     

Join us in Peace.

For further information: [email protected]

What's New

In my daily life, how am I balancing my need to both save and savor the world? In what ways does savoring the world help renew both my soul and my practice of peace?

Event Date: 
12/01/2017 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm

Lake Forest Friends (Quakers) Meeting extends to the community an invitation to engage with and learn from those involved in the work of social justice, environmental justice, civil rights, and ethical political process.




First Day (Sunday) School for Children of all Ages.  Children wanting to learn about Quakers and have a good time are welcome.   


Quaker Committees

 At our conveners meeting, we asked a query about the purpose of a Quaker committee.  Here are some of the reflections in the notes that I took.  Inspired by last Friday night’s poetry reading, I tried to write them as haikus. 

The manner of Friends.

Start with centering silence.

It is ministry.


Discerning Spirit.

Light Within from each of us.

Growing together.


Each is invited.

You are part of the body.

Thank you for service.


Things need to get done.

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Worship with us!

Lake Forest Friends Meeting
101 W. Old Elm Rd.
Lake Forest, IL 60045
United States
Mailing address:
P.O. Box 95
Lake Forest, IL 60045
United States
Meeting Times: 

Meeting for worship: First Days (Sundays) at 10:30 a.m.

First Day School (Children's program): At the same time as meeting for worship. (Includes child care for young children.)

First Day School (Sunday School) for adults: Prior to meeting for worship on some First Days (see the Events for more details)

Midweek meeting for worship: Fourth Days (Thursdays) at 8:00 a.m. 

Meeting for worship with a concern for business: 1st First Day of the month at 9:00 a.m. during Winter, Fall, and Spring, and once on a First Day T.B.D. during the Summer (see the Events for details)

Potluck lunch: following worship on 3rd First Day of the month

Singing: 9:15 a.m. 4th First Day of the month