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.

"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

Meeting for worship and all other events are being held on-line in Zoom. Everyone is welcome to join, either through phone or video. 

Please email our clerk, John Potter, for information about Nashville Friends Meeting and how to join worship or other gatherings: [email protected]. This is our preferred method of contact.
You may also leave a voicemail message at this number: 615-329-2640 . If you do so, please speak slowly, loudly, and clearly and repeat your name and phone number twice.


Meeting for worship is held Sundays 10:30 to 11:30*

1st Sunday is generally potluck so we will be eating lunch together via Zoom as an opportunity to socialize.

On 2nd and 4th Sundays we will have Adult Education 9:00-10:15. 
(This may occasionally vary, depending on the speaker. See "What's New" for information about upcoming topics.)

3rd Sunday* of each month is meeting for worship for the conduct of business.
Everyone is welcome to join in the awareness that the business we attend to is the work we are called to do together by the Spirit. We meet at 10:00 for waiting (unprogrammed) worship. We go into business meeting at 10:30 and usually end by noon.

Tuesday evenings at 7:00, we are meeting for conversation about Quaker faith and practice. Sometimes we will have a topic, sometimes we will have a planned event, and often we talk about whatever questions arise from the folks who are gathered. Everyone is welcome. See "What's New" for upcoming topics.

Mid-week worship is held on Thursday mornings at 9:30.
We usually worship from 9:30 to 10:00 and then do check-ins and chat until roughly 10:30. Everyone is welcome to join for as long or as little time as you have.

Contact our clerk John Potter at [email protected] for information about how to join any of these events.

    
  

What's New

Adult ed 9:15-10:15 am Central
June 21 and 28
Worship sharing or discussion about how we are called to the work of anti-racism as individuals and as a community. 
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  • Sunday June 21 9:15-10:15 am Adult ed: worship sharing or discussion about being anti-racist as individuals and as a community
    *Note: there is no Meeting for worship for the conduct of business in June
  • Sunday June 21 10:30-11:30 am Meeting for worship
  • Tuesday June 23 7:00-8:30 pm Quaker Conversations
  • Thursday June 25 9:30-10:30 am Mid-week worship
  • Sunday June 28 9:15-10:15 am "Social Justice and Nashville Friends Meeting" with Kit Potter, Ginger Zimmerman, and Laurel Brown
  • Sunday June 28 10:30-11:30 am Meeting for worship
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These videos tell about experiences of Quaker worship and some about what Friends believe. 

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As of March 22, the NFM has been closed for worship and to all other groups.

NFM is holding worship virtually on Thurs. mornings at 9:30 a.m. and on Sundays at 10:30 a.m.

There is adult education on Sundays at 9:15 a.m. and on Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m.

If you would like a zoom link please contact:  [email protected]  or [email protected]

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Sun.  5/17 10:00 a.m. Worship begins, then we move into Meeting for Worship for Business.

Tues. 5/19 7:00 p.m.   Quaker conversation: 1 Minute Theology: Share your beliefs in 60 seconds.

Sun.  5/24 9:15 a.m.   Bail Bond Fund – Guest Speaker!

Tues. 5/26 7:00 p.m.   Quaker Conversation: bring your presence, questions & concerns to share

Sun.  5/31 9:15 a.m.   Quaker Stories with Jones

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Hello Friends,

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Worship with us!

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

Meeting for worship and all other events are being held on-line in Zoom. Everyone is welcome to join, either through phone or video. 

Please email our clerk, John Potter, for information about Nashville Friends Meeting and how to join worship or other gatherings: [email protected]. This is our preferred method of contact.
You may also leave a voicemail message at this number: 615-329-2640 . If you do so, please speak slowly, loudly, and clearly and repeat your name and phone number twice.


Meeting for worship is held Sundays 10:30 to 11:30*

1st Sunday is generally potluck so we will be eating lunch together via Zoom as an opportunity to socialize.

On 2nd and 4th Sundays we will have Adult Education 9:00-10:15. 
(This may occasionally vary, depending on the speaker. See "What's New" for information about upcoming topics.)

3rd Sunday* of each month is meeting for worship for the conduct of business.
Everyone is welcome to join in the awareness that the business we attend to is the work we are called to do together by the Spirit. We meet at 10:00 for waiting (unprogrammed) worship. We go into business meeting at 10:30 and usually end by noon.

Tuesday evenings at 7:00, we are meeting for conversation about Quaker faith and practice. Sometimes we will have a topic, sometimes we will have a planned event, and often we talk about whatever questions arise from the folks who are gathered. Everyone is welcome. See "What's New" for upcoming topics.

Mid-week worship is held on Thursday mornings at 9:30.
We usually worship from 9:30 to 10:00 and then do check-ins and chat until roughly 10:30. Everyone is welcome to join for as long or as little time as you have.

Contact our clerk John Potter at [email protected] for information about how to join any of these events.