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The Religious Society of Friends of Pittsburgh
4836 Ellsworth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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Organizations Pittsburgh Friends Meeting Supports

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Meetings with Ties to Pittsburgh Friends Meeting

South Hills Worship Group -- Under care of Pittsburgh Friends Meeting

Meets at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the South Hills (Sunnyhill) in Mt. Lebanon Third Sunday of each month 7:30 PM. Sunnyhill is located at 1240 Washington Road in Mt. Lebanon.

The Quakers believe everyone is a seeker, seeking spiritual growth and enlightenment on his or her own path. They also have faith in the "Inner Light," suggesting that there is a spark of the Divine in every person. Everyone's experience of meeting for worship is different, and each meeting is different, so it is difficult to tell a newcomer what to expect.

Some meetings for worship at Sunnyhill remain completely silent, on occasion a member or members will feel called by the Spirit to speak.

Meeting for worship concludes when a designated person rises to shake hands with another person, usually after an hour.

Robert Sterbal

Sherwood Oaks Worship Group -- Under care of Pittsburgh Friends Meeting

Meets at Sherwood Oaks retirement center in Cranberry, north of Pittsburgh.

It is to enhance the worship experience for many Friends who cannot travel into Pittsburgh every Sunday, especially in bad weather.

The worship group meets every 2nd and 4th Sunday at 10:30 am.

For directions and questions, contact Elinor Castle.

Sites of Interest
Lake Erie Yearly Meeting - The larger body to which Pittsburgh Friends Meeting belongs
Quaker.Org - Hosts many meeting and other sites - Find meetings and other institutions worldwide - Are you a natural religious type? offers a quiz. According to your beliefs, you might be a natural Catholic, Baptist, Quaker, Muslim, Buddhist, or other style of believer.
Morningside Message: What is Quakerism - Videos resources
Once you get to this page, click on the youtube icon.
Hello All, In the summer of 2012, Amala attended FGC's Gathering on a work grant as a videographer and editor. This amazing experience resulted in several short videos that explore various aspects of the Quaker way from perspectives on God and Non-theist spirituality to the Bible and children in meeting.
Not all of the videos made it to the FGC website but nearly all did. Many people helped to shoot these and it was a great experience at FGC's Gathering to work together with so many enthusiastic camera people! Consider going to FGC for similar amazing experiences.
From Morningside Meeting
Quaker Waltz on Youtube Worth watching.

Organizations Pittsburgh Friends Meeting Supports
American Friends Service Committee
AFSC is a practical expression of the faith of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). Committed to the principles of nonviolence and justice, it seeks in its work and witness to draw on the transforming power of love, human and divine.

AFSC Pittsburgh
American Friends Service Committee, local branch.

Center on Conscience & War
CCW works to defend and extend the rights of conscientious objectors. The Center is committed to supporting all those who question participation in war, whether they are U.S. citizens, permanent residents, documented or undocumented immigrants--or citizens in other countries.

Friends School in Detroit

East End Cooperative Ministry

EECM is an interfaith coalition of 47 congregations, parishes and institutions united to serve human needs of Pittsburgh's East End residents. EECM serves the frail, the homebound elderly, the hungry, the homeless and children and youth.

Earlham School of Religion

Earlham School of Religion is a Christian graduate theological school in the Quaker tradition. ESR prepares women and men for leadership that empowers and for ministry that serves. This mission grows out of our Christian belief that God calls everyone to ministry. Using a transformative model of education, ESR encourages students to explore the intellectual, spiritual, and practical dimensions of their calls to ministry.

Friends Committee on National Legislation

A Quaker lobby in the public interest, FCNL is the oldest registered ecumenical lobby and the largest peace lobby in Washington, DC. FCNL staff and volunteers work with a nationwide network of tens of thousands of people from many different races, religions, and cultures to advocate social and economic justice, peace, and good government.

Friends General Conference

FGC provides resources and opportunities that educate and invite members and attenders to experience, individually and corporately, God's living presence, and to discern and follow God's leadings. FGC reaches out to seekers and to other religious bodies inside and outside the wider Religious Society of Friends.

Friends Journal

Friends Journal serves the Quaker community and the wider community of spiritual seekers through the publication of articles, poetry, letters, art, and news that convey the contemporary experience of Friends.

Friends World Committee for Consultation

FWCC is an international Friends organization which works with all of the Yearly Meetings of Quakers worldwide. FWCC facilitates loving understanding of diversities among Friends while working to discover common spiritual ground and to facilitate full expression of Friends testimonies in the world. FWCC's work is primarily among the many Yearly Meetings of Friends worldwide.

Just Harvest

Just Harvest, A Center for Action Against Hunger, is a membership organization which promotes economic justice and works to influence public policy and to educate, empower, and mobilize the citizens of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania communities toward the elimination of hunger.

Olney Friends School

Olney Friends School is a co-educational college preparatory Quaker boarding school, located in Barnesville, Ohio, whose mission is to challenge students to grow, celebrate intellectual rigor, provoke questions of conscience, and nurture skills for living in community.

Pendle Hill

At Pendle Hill, education is envisioned as the transforming of people and society. Pendle Hill's programs offer the resources and time for integrated spiritual, intellectual and personal learning. Pendle Hill was founded in 1930 by members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) and is open to people of all faiths.

Pittsburgh Interfaith Impact Network
PIIN is a grassroots lobbying group formed through Pittsburgh's churches. They work on school, transportation, taxation, and other issues.

Quaker Bolivia Link
Quaker Bolivia Link seeks to alleviate rural poverty among the indigenous people of the Bolivian Andes by funding and administering small-scale community development projects.

Quaker Earthcare Witness
Quaker Earthcare Witness is a spiritually-centered movement of Quakers and like-minded people seeking ways to integrate concern for the environment with Friends' long-standing testimonies for simplicity, peace, and equality.

Quaker House of Fayetteville
Working for peace and GI rights since 1969 and addressing issues such as truth in recruiting, explaining enlistment documents to individuals and parents.

Quaker Jane
Glossary of "Quaker Speak" for your edification -- and a guide for the perplexed.

The Quaker United Nations Office, located in Geneva and New York, represents Quakers through Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC).

Thomas Merton Center
The Thomas Merton Center is comprised of people from diverse philosophies and faiths who find common ground in the nonviolent struggle to bring about a more peaceful and just world. TMC works to raise the moral questions involved in the issues of war, poverty, racism, and oppression.

Three Rivers Community Foundation
The mission of the Three Rivers Community Foundation is to fund and encourage grass roots organizations in Southwestern Pennsylvania that work to bridge persistent divisions in society around issues of race, economic status, gender, sexual identity, and disability.