Friends General Conference

Together we nurture the spiritual vitality of Friends

Tempe Friends Meeting

First Day School (Sunday School) and childcare provided
Refreshments and fellowship after rise of meeting

Who are the people of Tempe Friends Meeting?

We are everyday people just like you. We have families, jobs, and elderly parents, and like you we struggle with life's problems. We are also a community and family. Some of us were raised Quaker, most of us come from Christian or Jewish faiths, and some come from other faiths or none at all. Each of us is seeking their own way to know God. Tempe Monthly Meeting welcomes all people as full and equal members of our community, regardless of race, gender, ability, or sexual orientation. Please know that you are welcome among us unconditionally.

How do Friends worship?

It is in silence that we still our hearts and minds so that the Spirit of God may enter. This silencing, this waiting in expectancy, this listening for that which is deepest within – this is what Friends call worship. We seek a gathered stillness in our meetings for worship so that all may feel the power of God's love leading us and drawing us together.

 

Other Ways to Look at Quakers

 
Over the years, Friends have been described with some of the following language: in our worship, we focus on the "Inner Light," or engage in silent prayer. Some of us contemplate or meditate during our worship. Our type of "church," which we call a Meeting, is often associated with others as a "Peace Church," as peace, non-violence and an opposition to capital punishment are often associated with Friends.

You are welcome.

Tempe Monthly Meeting welcomes you to come and join us in worship. You will be met by a "greeter" at the door who will answer any questions you may have. Dress is very casual. You may dress up if you like, but most of us dress down.

Meeting Times

Welcome! Our Meeting for Worship is on Sundays at 10 am

Other worship times:

Worship Group: Every 4th Wed.  at Friendship Village, Tempe 6:15 p.m.

 Worship group: Thursdays 5-7 p.m. at home of Gretchen Reinhardt

What's New

Welcome, College Students!

We have students and staff at ASU at MCC, as well as many other local colleges.

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Youth Religious Education

Tempe Meeting's First day School meets each First Day (Sunday) from 9:55 to 10:45.

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Friends do not "pass the hat" for donations, or request a financial pledge, but we welcome any contributions.  

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Yearly Meeting

Intermountain Yearly Meeting  Our Yearly Meeting, which links Quakers in 4 southwest mountain states together.

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The lack of a creed has sometimes led to the misconception that Friends do not have beliefs or that one can believe anything and be a Friend.

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Worship with us!

(480) 968-3966.
318 East 15th Street
Tempe, AZ 85281
United States
Meeting Times: 

Welcome! Our Meeting for Worship is on Sundays at 10 am

Other worship times:

Worship Group: Every 4th Wed.  at Friendship Village, Tempe 6:15 p.m.

 Worship group: Thursdays 5-7 p.m. at home of Gretchen Reinhardt