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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 week's 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 1/23 meeting for worship, the clerk offered the following passage from George Fox for Friends' reflection:

"Keep in all modesty and plainness. For they that follow those things, that the world’s spirit invents daily, cannot be solid." 

A Friend shared a message about what plainness means in our complicated, tech-heavy world. 

QuakerSpeak has a video of Quakers who dress plainly: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idEhVxg0SrA

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At the 1/23 meeting for learning, Carol reprised a meeting for learning she had given many years before, when she was still teaching World Civilization. She shared with Friends how drawn she had been to Big History, and she presented her personal model of Big History, updated to reflect the emerging Virtual age. 

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At the 1/16 Can Drive get-together at the meetinghouse, 11 Friends assembled boxes of canned goods to take to the blessing box or little pantry of their choosing on MLK Day (or to take to the Mid-South Food Bank collection station at the Civil Rights Museum's MLK Day celebration). Susan made hot chocolate and hot cider to share. Deliveries were made (or will be made soon) to 10 little pantries and also to a Mid-South Food Bank drop-off site.

Here's the list of blessing boxes and little pantries in Shelby County:

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The Black Quaker Project has put together an exciting series of movie/panel events beginning February 12 and running through April 9. Events will be held on every other Saturday at noon central time.

https://www.theblackquakerproject.org/black-quaker-lives-matter-film-fes...

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The passage shared in the January 9 meeting for worship is from Plain Living: A Quaker Path to Simplicity (a book that is available for checkout in the MFM library). It is a quotation from Sharon Daloz Parks:

"Faith community: creating a space where obedience to truth can be practiced."

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Event Date: 
04/22/2022 - 6:30pm to 04/24/2022 - 6:30pm

Memphis Young Friends are planning the monthly Southern Appalachian Young Friends retreat scheduled for April. To find out how Memphis Friends can support the retreat, please contact Kelly.

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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 week's 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.