Friends General Conference

Together we nurture the spiritual vitality of Friends
"Walk cheerfully over the world, answering that of God in everyone." -George Fox

Nashville Friends Meeting

Nashville Friends Meeting is a faith community called together to listen for and carry out what God/the Divine would have us do, individually and together. Grounded in the knowledge that there is "that of God" (also called the Light, the Seed, or the Christ) within every person, we seek to live in wholeness and to be faithful according to that Truth. Because of this, we strive to let our lives speak, demonstrating to each other and the world our testimonies of integrity, community, peace, equality, simplicity.

-Statement of purpose approved Fifth Day, Fifth Month, 2004.

We believe that we are all called to ministry. We do not have a pastor or paid clergy. We believe that gifts of the Spirit are given for the good of the community and strive to recognize, affirm, and encourage expression of those gifts in each of us, regardless of gender expression, racial or ethnic identity, sexual orientation, background, abilities, or history.

Meeting for Worship is held every Sunday at 10:30-11:30 except the third Sunday of each month (please arrive early, as latecomers are admitted at 10:40 only). On third Sundays our business sessions are integrated into worship, with open worship starting at 10 until a query is read at 10:40, worship centered on the query until 11, followed by worship with attention to business.

There is also a mid-week Meeting for Worship on Thursdays at 9:15 am.  We are usually finished by 10.  It is small and a nice way to start your day.

Guests are very welcome and we have informational brochures that you may pick up in the entry area if you wish, as our habit of silent worship is relatively different from that of most Christian denominations.

We have four age-groups of children receiving religious education during worship time. Your children are welcome to join us, and youth 12-18 can participate in regional retreats (see SAYF).

On the 2nd and 4th Sundays after worship, adult education topics are offered at 11:45 a.m. in a time we call 2nd Hour.

"There is a principle that is pure, placed in the human mind, which in different places and ages hath different names. It is, however, pure and proceeds from God. It is deep and inward, confined to no forms of religion nor excluded from any, where the heart stands in perfect sincerity." -John Woolman

 

Meeting Times

Worship: Sundays 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
     Except Third Sundays 10:00 a.m.*
Childcare and 1st-Day Schl. (religious ed.) available.

     Mid-week worship:  Thursdays at 9:15am

Additional information
First Sundays: 
     Potluck 11:45 a.m.
Second and fourth Sundays:      
     Adult Ed. 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.     
     See Events page for topics.
*Third Sundays: Worship 10:00 a.m.
     Query 10:40 (worship-sharing)
     Worship with attention to business 11:00

 Clarksville Worship Group

Clarksville, TN

Meeting for Worship:   First Sundays at 10:30

Contact Ruth:  630-964-4561

What's New

We will begin our new year of Spiritual Deepening on Sept. 22.
If you are interested in deepening your relationship with Spirit and would like the structure of a small group, please come and explore.
Those of you already in a group, please come and share what you have garnered from your experience.
Groups usually meet once a month, but more often is also good.
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NFM is beginning another year of Spiritual Deepening.

Small groups (usually 4-5 people) meet once a month, and share their spirtual experiences, usually at someone's home.

The structure is set by each small group.  It can be a shared text, spiritual practice, exploring spiritual practices, or each person bringing in their journey for the month.

Some groups are continuing; some new will form; and one might continue with new members.

Our spiritual lives are very personal and intimate.  It is sometimes hard to share the most precious in large groups.

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Sept. 8  will be the 2nd installment of Quakerism 101.

We will do an overview of the testimonies, sometimes called the 'spices'.
John Potter, Thais Carr, and jan stansel will lead.
In the following Quakerism 101 sessions, we will go into more depth with individual testimonies.
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We will have our seasonal Meeting for Healing on Tues, Aug. 27 at 7PM at the Meeting House.

All are invited and welcome.

Holding in the Light, prayers, and if requested, 'hands on' will fill our worship.

If you cannot come, but have requests, please contact jan, Thais, or Kit.

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There will be an open Adult Ed meeting during 2nd hour this Sunday.  

This meeting is about listening to the desires of the Meeting and hearing what can be offered by our community.
Please plan to attend.  We need to hear from you. 
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second hour - adult ed - Aug. 11

Structure of FGC Friend's Meetings

Led by Thais Carr and Kit Potter

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Worship with us!

(615) 329-2640
Nashville Friends Meeting
530 26th Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37209
United States
Meeting Times: 

Worship: Sundays 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
     Except Third Sundays 10:00 a.m.*
Childcare and 1st-Day Schl. (religious ed.) available.

     Mid-week worship:  Thursdays at 9:15am

Additional information
First Sundays: 
     Potluck 11:45 a.m.
Second and fourth Sundays:      
     Adult Ed. 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.     
     See Events page for topics.
*Third Sundays: Worship 10:00 a.m.
     Query 10:40 (worship-sharing)
     Worship with attention to business 11:00

 Clarksville Worship Group

Clarksville, TN

Meeting for Worship:   First Sundays at 10:30

Contact Ruth:  630-964-4561