Poplar Ridge Friends Meeting  
Poplar Ridge, NY

What We Do



Who We Are

“I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master's business. Instead, I have called you friends...” John 15:15

Poplar Ridge Friends Meeting is a part of the Religious Society of Friends, also known as Quakers. Friends are known as one of the historic Christian peace churches and strive to revere all life, seeking "that of God" in everyone. It is our understanding that:

  • Spiritual faith is based on the direct experience of God both individually and in relationship with others
  • Authentic spiritual experience results in changed lives
  • Our commitment to a life that demonstrates simplicity, equality, integrity, non-violence, service to others, and responsible stewardship of earth's resources grows naturally from our spiritual experience
  • Welcoming and Affirming

“Be patterns, be examples in all countries, places, islands, nations wherever you come; that your carriage and life may preach among all sorts of people, and to them; then you will come to walk cheerfully over the world, answering that of God in everyone; whereby in them you may be a blessing, and make the witness of God in them to bless you.”
George Fox (1624-1691)