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

M&C will lead a worship sharing second hour on June 23.

Queries: 

"What is God, Spirit, Presence asking for me to do personally?"

"What is God, Spirit, Presence asking for the Meeting to do?"

We have had times where we threshed through our losses, etc., plus we have had a year of unexpected events.

Now we can begin to form a vision by opening up in worship.

Spirit is not confined.  Open yourself to explore outside the box of the norm.

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There will be no Meeting for Worship for Business in June.
 
Because of Yearly Meeting sessions Thurs-Sunday next week, there will be no Meeting for worship with attention to Business.
MfW will begin at 10:30 on June 16.
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State of Nashville Friends Meeting, 2018 

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 Alternative to Violence Committee (ATV) will share their current activity. ATV "... workshops use the shared experience of both participants and facilitators to examine how injustice, prejudice, frustration and anger can lead to aggressive behavior and violence. We explore our innate power to respond in new and creative ways."  

 

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Bill Wolfe will lead a discussion of Quaker interpretations of the Easter story.  The discussion will include early Friends' laying aside celebration of holy days, including both Easter and Christmas, a range of interpretations by Friends and others of the crucifixion and resurrection narratives, and opportunity for Nashville Friends to share what in the Easter story they have found helpful, or not, in  their individual spiritual journeys. 

 

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 March 31

Worship Sharing through hymns and songs, poems, writings, readings, art, prayers, experiences, testimonies, and that which brought and brings you closer to Spirit will be led by Tamasin Platt.

 

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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