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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]

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

What's New

Event Date: 
03/07/2020 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

WomanLore will be performing Jane Addams “Democracy in America” at a fundraiser for the Justus Howell Memorial Scholarship hosted by the LFFM Peace and Social Justice Committee on Saturday, March 7th from 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. 

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Event Date: 
03/01/2020 - 12:15pm to 1:15pm

Diane Randall will lead a discussion on what the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) hopes to accomplish in the coming year.

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“What do Quakers believe?”  “Are Quakers Christian?”  These are questions we are asked all the time with the expectation that we will all have the same, short succinct answer.  They are questions we ask each other.  Answers like “we do not have a creed” or “it is complex” are met with incredulity especially by those who want to put Quakerism in a neat little box.

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What does love require of you? How do you discern what love requires of you? Do you use your time, energy, resources, gifts, and material possessions in the service of God’s love?

Kenneth Boulding was a Quaker economist, philosopher, peace activist, and educator who died in 1993. He wrote:

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Why are committees so important to the Religious Society of Friends? 

In general, Quakers understand committees well.  We usually know when to form committees and when to lay them down.  Though we sometimes get distracted, we are pretty good at having our committees meet and those meetings are often enriching.  While committees in the secular world may be filled with blah blah blah, Quaker committees have potential for a communal religious experience.

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On Christmas Eve we will be having meeting for worship in the manner of Friends at 7:30 pm.  

A festive cookie potluck follows Meeting for Worship.

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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