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Memphis Friends Meeting - Visitors Are Welcome

Memphis Friends Meeting (Quaker)

The best way to find out if silent, or unprogrammed, worship speaks to your condition is to experience it. Everyone is welcome! It is our intent to affirm and acknowledge the wholeness of all people, including their gender identities, gender expressions, and sexual orientations.

Meeting Times

11 am Sundays (Zoom worship every Sunday. In-person worship at the Meetinghouse decided week by week, based on prior Friday COVID metrics)

Noon Monday through Saturday (currently online)

Parking is available on Prescott.

All bathrooms are single-occupancy gender neutral.

Our email address [email protected] is checked daily.

What's New

At the November 21 meeting for learning, the Nominating Committee led worship sharing around the following queries with regard to how Friends engage in committee work. These queries are borrowed from a renewal process recently used in SAYMA M&N, with that process facilitated by Atlanta Friend Mary Ann Downey:

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Quaker Voluntary Service has opened its application season. Over the years, a few young people from the area have found their way to our meeting as they went through the process of applying for QVS and preparing to serve in one of the QVS cities - Atlanta, Boston, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, and Portland. 

Here is the link for more information:

https://quakervoluntaryservice.org/apply/

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At the recent movie night, it was a treat to watch Gather with Ann, who has been traveling to San Carlos Apache land for several years. Ann was able to teach us the Western Apache word for "thank you" (Ahéhe’e) and help us understand some of the geography covered in the film. Ann shared this map that she got from her Apache history teacher Kathy Kitcheyan. Ann said, "It seems important, and I don't see it out in the web-sphere at all. She presented it in a presentation to Congress asking for funds."

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We're building a video "newsletter" of our First Day School. For the privacy of our children, only the email addresses that are on the MFM mailing list can access the newsletter.

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Recently a painting in the Dixon exhibit Black Artists in America: From the Great Depression to Civil Rights made me be still and absorb more fully the complexity of truth. It was Horace Pippin’s Holy Mountain I painting (shown above). In the explanatory note next to the painting, the curator Dr.

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The query offered in meeting for worship on November 7 was "In what spirit have you come to meeting today? Empty or full? Hopeful or discouraged? What would speak to your condition?"

One Friend was connecting to Zoom in the meetinghouse courtyard. She shared the photo above of autumn flowers growing there that have since been identified as wood sorrel.

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Worship with us!

Memphis Friends Meeting
3387 Walnut Grove Rd.
Memphis, TN 38111
United States
Meeting Times: 

11 am Sundays (Zoom worship every Sunday. In-person worship at the Meetinghouse decided week by week, based on prior Friday COVID metrics)

Noon Monday through Saturday (currently online)

Parking is available on Prescott.

All bathrooms are single-occupancy gender neutral.

Our email address [email protected] is checked daily.