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North Columbus Friends Meeting

COVID-19 RESPONSE UPDATE:

NCFM is moving online!  Meeting for Worship is held on Sundays, 10:30am – 11:30am online. We’ll continue this practice until restrictions are lifted and we can return to meeting in person.

Meeting for Worship will be held via Zoom. Use Meeting ID 338 182 853. Or launch the meeting directly from your web browser by using this web address https://zoom.us/j/338182853.

(If you don’t have access to the internet, you can join Meeting for Worship by phone, call 1-929-205-6099, and enter the Meeting ID when prompted. However, you won’t have a video link).

  • As usual, we will have a facilitator. We’ll also have a person in charge of logistics.
  • This week (and as needed on future weeks) there will be a 15 minute transition period 10:30 – 10:45. This will allow folks to sort out the logistics to login and settle into this new mode for Worship.
  • Attenders will be muted upon entry to the Meeting.
  • If you have a message to share, please unmute yourself using your Zoom controls. There is an unmute button visible on the bottom left-hand corner of the screen (phone users can press *6 to unmute/mute)
  • Please allow a time of silence between messages.
  • At the Rise of Meeting (at 11:30 this week), we will follow our customary practice of introducing ourselves and sharing updates, concerns, “almost messages” or other reflections.

To minimize distractions on Zoom, please consider the following recommendations:

1.  Place your camera in a stable position.

2.  Make sure you are in the center of the screen and adequately lit.

3.  Dress as you would for in-person Meeting for Worship.

4.  Refrain from multitasking (e.g., responding to notifications or phone calls, eating).

Contact us via email at [email protected] with questions or concerns.

We look forward to seeing you online!

Ministry & Nurture Committee


We are...

North Columbus Friends Meeting is a welcoming and inclusive Meeting of people seeking a personal and gathered experience of what has been called by a variety of names, such as God, the Inner Light, Truth, or the Transcendent. While Quakerism has its roots in Christianity, we understand that Truth may be spoken by people with a wide variety of backgrounds. We welcome those voices and invite people to share their inward experience of the Divine, whatever that may be.

We practice expectant waiting for the still, small voice within one another and ourselves. We strive to live in ways that reflect our inner experience of that wisdom. Often this coincides with common Quaker testimonies, such as equality, integrity, peace, community, simplicity, and stewardship of the natural world.

We publicly identify our Meeting as a place of refuge for our neighbors who might feel under threat. As Friends, we are committed to oppose discrimination and oppression in all forms. We strive to be inclusive of all people -- especially those who have historically been marginalized in our society.

We are open to participating in any ecumenical, interfaith and community events that promote unity, connection, dialogue and mutual respect; and oppose hate and division.

We invite you to join us on Sundays for singing at 10:30am and for Meeting for Worship at 10:45am to 11:45am. Welcome!

Meeting Times

Meeting for Worship takes place every Sunday at 10:45 AM with singing at 10:30 AM. We offer childcare as part of a parallel Multigenerational Interactive Meeting for Worship. 

Those interested in learning more are invited to attend Seeking Quakers, which meets the 1st Wednesdays of the month [except during the summer] at 5:30 for a potluck followed by a discussion/worship focused by a query from 6:15 - 7:30.

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North Columbus Friends Meeting is affiliated with Lake Erie Yearly Meeting.

Clerk: Judy Hartman

What's New

North Columbus Friends Meeting Celebrates 100th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage, 1920 - 2020

Tues. Aug 18, 2020

7:00-8:30pm

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NCFM's Spring Retreat will be held online on Saturday, May 16th. Join us as we bring awareness to our lived experience of interconnectedness with Spirit, Self, Others, and the Earth. There will be a period of settling in from 9:45am to 10:00am, followed by the programmed retreat from 10:00am to 12:30pm. Please RSVP to [email protected]

Connect via Zoom on 5/16 at 9:45am:

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We want Friends to be able to meet for Meeting for Worship. The Meeting House will be open on Sunday, March 15 at 10:30am. We recognize that people may not wish to attend either because of their own health, their recent proximity to someone who may have been infected, or out of their concern for others whose health may be compromised.   

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Guided by the Light of our Quaker Peace Testimony, North Columbus Friends Meeting asserts that seeking peaceful resolution through nonviolent confrontation is always superior to aggressive measures.  We make this statement in response to the recent actions taken by the United States Government, in contravention of international law, that culminated in the assassination of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani. Because North Columbus Friends Meeting is committed to only non-violent resolution of conflict, we condemn this murderous hostility and the escalation of conflict.
 

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Would you like to be part of a small group of NCFM folks (4-6 people) who gather together for dinner to get to know one another better? The intention of Friendly Suppers, (a.k.a "Friendly Eight's" in many Quaker circles), is to support fellowship among us.  In general,  the structure is for each household in the group to facilitate one dinner gathering (generally in their homes, but could also be at the Meetinghouse if your home were not an option).  Each group determines their own scheduling and format (for ex.

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The ad-hoc sanctuary committee is seeking donations of furniture and home goods to stock the kitchen and small bedroom upstairs with the relevant materials. Please take a look at https://forms.gle/NSDoBiYJWQbAt47q6 for a list of the items requested. We seek materials that are clean and in good working order, suitable to offer guests. We have volunteers to help transport larger items. Thanks for considering this request. If you have any questions, please let committee members know.

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Worship with us!

(614) 291-2331
North Columbus Friends Meeting
1954 Indianola Ave
Columbus, OH 43201
United States
Meeting Times: 

Meeting for Worship takes place every Sunday at 10:45 AM with singing at 10:30 AM. We offer childcare as part of a parallel Multigenerational Interactive Meeting for Worship. 

Those interested in learning more are invited to attend Seeking Quakers, which meets the 1st Wednesdays of the month [except during the summer] at 5:30 for a potluck followed by a discussion/worship focused by a query from 6:15 - 7:30.

On Street Parking
Parking Lot Behind Meeting House
Bike Rack

Get Directions

North Columbus Friends Meeting is affiliated with Lake Erie Yearly Meeting.

Clerk: Judy Hartman

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