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

Guidelines for Conversations

NFM would like to help ensure that all of our spaces are safe spaces for all race, ethnicities, sexualities and gender identities. In order to do so we find it necessary to reflect on the importance of language. Please use the following as a guideline for sharing in all NFM conversations.

In the words of Desmond Tutu, “Language is very powerful. Language does not just describe reality. Language creates the reality.”

As Quakers we honor that of God in every person. 

The Nashville Friends Meeting Ministry and Counsel asks that people participating in our community use words with care even when quoting, reading, or remembering. We ask that participants never speak words such as slurs related to race, ethnicity, gender, or sexuality. These words cause extraordinary harm. It is never necessary to repeat them verbatim to convey the power of their use.

 

Meeting Times

Meeting for worship and all other events are being held in-person plus Zoom [hybrid] or totally in Zoom. Everyone is welcome to join, either through phone or video. See the calendar for links.

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.


Meeting for worship is held Sundays at 10:00 a.m. Central Time. We offer a hybrid meeting, both in-person [masked] and on Zoom. Join us!

1st Sunday an hour of worship is followed by a brown-bag lunch together either in person or via Zoom as an opportunity to socialize.

On 2nd and 4th Sundays after worship we will have Adult Education 11:15-12:15. Announcements usually are made via email and our Facebook page.

3rd Sunday of each month is meeting for worship for the conduct of business, which is integrated into the worship itself. [We are usually done by 12:15.] 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. 

Tuesday evenings at 7:00, we are meeting for conversation about many & varied topics. Mostly it is a time to really get to know one another better and share our life stories. Often we talk about whatever questions arise from the folks who are gathered. Everyone is welcome to come and add a topic! Topics are shared via email and Facebook.

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

 
"Decolonizing Quakerism"
led by Tom Kunesh
Public
State of The Meeting worship sharing and queries
Public
Queries about Love:
What are the different kinds of love?
What is healthy love?
What is not?
Can love be divided into the sacred and the profane, the human and the divine, or is there only love?
Is Agape passionate?
Is Love of ‘Divine” different from healthy love in all forms?
Public

The Peace & Justice committee will be hosting a First Hour this Sunday titled "Our Mission in Giving." We will spend time in reflection and discernment around where our focus and intention should be in our giving this year and how we can align our giving with our publicly stated minutes.  We hope you will join us!

Public

WORSHIP-SHARING 01/24/21 9:15

 

Worship-sharing on the power of spiritual discipline

 

We often speak of New Year’s Resolutions. These resolutions often have to do with habits that we wish to change, or things we wish to learn about.

 

Public

We will hold a MfW to hold our country in the Light next Tuesday at 7:30PM.

Use the link for Tuesday conversations.

Tuesday Conversations will open at 7PM and then we will all go into worship at 7:30.

Public

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 in-person plus Zoom [hybrid] or totally in Zoom. Everyone is welcome to join, either through phone or video. See the calendar for links.

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.


Meeting for worship is held Sundays at 10:00 a.m. Central Time. We offer a hybrid meeting, both in-person [masked] and on Zoom. Join us!

1st Sunday an hour of worship is followed by a brown-bag lunch together either in person or via Zoom as an opportunity to socialize.

On 2nd and 4th Sundays after worship we will have Adult Education 11:15-12:15. Announcements usually are made via email and our Facebook page.

3rd Sunday of each month is meeting for worship for the conduct of business, which is integrated into the worship itself. [We are usually done by 12:15.] 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. 

Tuesday evenings at 7:00, we are meeting for conversation about many & varied topics. Mostly it is a time to really get to know one another better and share our life stories. Often we talk about whatever questions arise from the folks who are gathered. Everyone is welcome to come and add a topic! Topics are shared via email and Facebook.

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.