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Charleston Friends Meeting
Charleston, West Virginia

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Sometimes Charleston Friends do not meet in
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BECAUSE OF THE SALE OF THEIR PROPERTY, WE ARE NOT MEETING AT THE RCCR BUILDING

WE ARE MEETING VIA ZOOM UNTIL THE CURRENT PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS IS OVER

OUR CONTACT INFORMATION IS BELOW IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO JOIN US


The Charleston Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends is a congregation of Quakers.

We believe that each person has the capacity to know directly the will of God - what we call the Inner Light - without requiring a liturgy, ritual, or creed. Instead of relying on a pastor, we all minister and guide each other. Quakers reach for life in the spirit of love, truth, and peace, seeking "that of God" in ourselves and others. The Quaker way bears witness to that spirit in the world by stressing integrity, simplicity, peace, equality, community, and stewardship.

Our Meeting is non-pastoral, for we do not have a designated minister, and unprogrammed, with no set plan of devotional activities. Our weekly silent Meeting for Worship is an unstructured hour gathered together in spiritual seeking. The silence may be broken when someone feels led to share a message.


Visitors and Seekers are welcome. Here is what you can expect:
If you arrive early, we will have a chance to chat. Do not be concerned if you arrive a little late, just quietly take a chair with us and we will introduce ourselves after Meeting for Worship. Ours is a small Meeting, and you might be surprised at our informality. In the tradition of Plain Dress, we meet in casual attire, typically jeans or shorts.

After Meeting for Worship, we catch up socially over coffee and tea. We almost always have some sort of planned discussion after that, what we call Second Hour - the schedule is here. Some of us meet bi-weekly for informal Bible study that features comparisons of different translations of Scripture and exchanges from our individual perspectives and spiritual leadings. Every couple of months, Friends gather with other friends for supper and an evening of talk as a Book Group.

The Charleston Friends Meeting is a member of the Southern Appalachian Yearly Meeting and Association (SAYMA), which is affiliated with Friends General Conference (FGC).


 


Contacts:

Telephone
(304) 343-4700

Mailing Address:
Charleston Friends Meeting

10 Fossil Creek Lane
Charleston, WV 25314-2170

If you are seeking assistance for immediate needs, community and
social service contacts are available 24/7 by dialing 211 in West Virginia