Chattanooga Friends Meeting is part of the Religious Society of Friends, commonly known as Quakers. Our Meeting For Worship is unprogrammed. We meet at 10 am every Sunday for about an hour, break for refreshments, then reconvene for “Second Hour”. See the Events page for our schedule. Third Sunday is Meeting for Eating, or potluck lunch. We always have plenty, including vegetarian options. You and your family are invited to join us.
Children are welcome to participate in Meeting For Worship and they are welcome at First Day School.
There is no pastor or priest. Friends gather in silence to seek divine guidance and listen to the Inner Light. During worship, one may be inspired to speak from the heart. This is our ministry. There is a living stillness that has great power. Anyone of any age may minister. Spoken ministry comes from the spiritual depths of the collective worship, and a humbling sense that it must be shared.
The Meetinghouse is at 335 Crestway Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37411. If you have any questions, our phone number is 423.629.2580. Messages are answered weekly by members of the Meeting. You can also contact us through our Facebook page here.
Chattanooga Friends Meeting Mission Statement
- Nurture individual experience and understanding of the Inward Light and each person’s spiritual journey based on historic Quaker faith
- Cultivate personal, meeting, and wider community awareness and active practice of core Quaker values including simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality, stewardship, and speaking truth to power