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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 (currently online, with hybrid worship beginning in August 2021)

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

Event Date: 
10/16/2021 - 8:00am

Carol is MFM's representative to SAYMA. However, typically several additional Memphis Friends attend SAYMA rep quarterly meetings. The October meeting will be online and details are still being finalized, but save the date!

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Event Date: 
08/18/2021 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Recent New York Times articles on health equity in pandemic times (for example, https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/22/briefing/life-expectancy-

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The July 25 Meeting for Learning, led by Laura, gave Friends space to respond to two videos:

Laura introduced the videos by sharing a portion of MFM's minute on gender and sexual equality:

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Event Date: 
09/04/2021 - 10:30am to 2:00pm

MFM has been invited to participate again in the library's Pride Month kick-off event, which this year will have both an online and an outdoor component. At the August business meeting, Friends will consider how to be present.

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Joanne writes:

Jocelyn Bell Burnell was a Quaker, and she tells this near the start of this 15 min documentary. It helped encourage her to pursue her passion for being an astronomer when she met obstacles for being a girl interested in astronomy. I first heard about her in 1979 and knew she had missed getting a much deserved Nobel Prize. It filled my heart when she received a $3,000,000.00 Breakthrough prize in 2018. Then she gave it away to help encourage minorities in physics and astronomy!

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Welcome Back!

Worship is happening again at the meetinghouse. We venture back on August 1st and will continue if we can. We have already stuck a toe in the water. Candlelight worship went back on June 23rd and resumed its regular 2nd Wednesday evening schedule on July 14.

Sitting in worship with Friends in that oh-so-familiar place almost feels as if 16 months of exile never happened. But it is a new beginning for us and how well it will go is a bit uncertain. Will everyone come back? Will we see the faces of Friends who have not been with us all this time on Zoom?

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Worship with us!

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

11 am Sundays (currently online, with hybrid worship beginning in August 2021)

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.