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Friends Tabernacle Bible School, 1905

Our Roots Start in Alaska and Indiana

Quakers were in Alaska as early as 1867 as whalers, teachers, and missionaries. In 1887 Elwood Weesner and William Bangham established a mission on Douglas Island near Juneau. George Harvey was one of the original members of the Douglas Monthly Meeting of Friends, established in 1897. Charles and May Replogle were convinced Friends from Indiana. Charles was a recorded minister in Western Yearly Meeting, Indiana. At the request of Kansas Yearly Meeting, Charles and May Replogle went to Douglas to head the mission work in 1893.

Friends Beginnings in Washington

George Harvey moved to Everett in 1900 at which time George Harvey and William Philpott started a Sunday School. In 1904 the Everett Monthly Meeting of Friends wass established and Charles Replogle was called as pastor.

The establishment of Seattle Monthly Meeting of Friends

In 1905 George Harvey and his family moved to a new home in Seattle on Dearborn Street. George put a tent on the vacant lot next door, initiating Seattle Friends’ beginning in a tent, with a straw floor, folding chairs and a low platform. In 1905 Seattle Monthly Meeting of Friends was established with an opening minute: “At a Meeting of Friends held in Tabernacle, Dearborn Street, Seattle, State of Washington. USA. 7th Mo 10th 1905… The minute of Winchester Quarterly Meeting to Everett Monthly Meeting granting the request for the establishment of a Monthly Meeting of Friends in Seattle has been read and accepted by us.”

Sierra-Cascades Yearly Meeting

Sierra-Cascades Yearly Meeting of Friends

Join us in building an inclusive coalition that uses Quaker process to discern who we are, to find common ground, to help us identify the continuing steps in our life together as part of Sierra-Cascades Yearly Meeting of Friends. Our inaugural gathering met in July 2017 as we Listened deeply to the Spirit's Leading to form a new yearly meeting. We are in the process of putting together the necessary processes to function as a community of Meetings, Churches, and individuals who yearn to follow Christ as our Present Teacher while freeing each other to live out our callings as a people of God. We invite you to participate in this exciting new venture!

Quaker News

Quaker News

Quaker News is an independent news source that provides updates on what is happening among Quakers in the Pacific Northwest. Under the care of Barclay Press, this is a professional reporting on the news so we don't have to rely on gossip. The way we as Friends do business – the way we function – works better when people know what they’re talking about.

Meetinghouse

Meetinghouse

Behind Meetinghouse is this idea that the closer a person is to the cultural margins, the more likely she is to see the truth of who we are, how we are, and why we’re stuck – the more able she would be to bring the kind of prophetic words we need. There are more than 40 writers and over 100 short essays engaging issues of authenticity, community, justice, equality, simplicity, peace, and creation care. Meetinghouse is an imprint for Barclay Press.

Barclay Press

Barclay Press

Barclay Press is a Friends (Quaker) ministry connecting people to the way of Christ and to each other. The bookstore has a selection of Quaker books along with titles that address justice, compassion, spirituality, Christian outreach, and Christian living.

Quaker Colleges

Quaker Colleges, Universities and Study Centers

A list of Quaker colleges, universities, and study centers is provided by Friends Association of Higher Education, which is a consortium of Quaker colleges and scholars.

FWCC

Friends World Committee for Consultation - FWCC

Friends World Committee for Consultation encourages fellowship among all the branches of the Religious Society of Friends. In the Americas, the Quaker community extends from the Arctic to the Andes, spanning a rich diversity of regional cultures, beliefs and styles of worship. FWCC Section of the Americas offers programs that unite Friends across the hemisphere through Spirit-led fellowship.

Friends United Meeting

Friends United Meeting

Friends United Meeting is an international association of Friends (Quakers). Made up of 30 yearly meetings (regional Friends bodies) around the world, we work together in evangelism, global partnership, leadership development and communications. Friends United Meeting commits itself to energize and equip Friends through the power of the Holy Spirit to gather people into fellowships where Jesus Christ is known, loved and obeyed as Teacher and Lord.

Friends General Conference

Friends General Conference

Friends General Conference provides services and resources for individual Friends, meetings, and people interested in the Quaker way. FGC is an association of regional Quaker communities in the U.S. and Canada working together to nurture a vital Quaker faith. The work of FGC can be summarized into three areas of endeavor: help meetings deepen Quaker worship and practice, support a loving Quaker community, and support Quaker outreach.

Evangelical Friends Church International

Evangelical Friends Church International exists to help local Friends churches around the world meet the spiritual needs of their communities. Our desire is to stretch across racial, cultural, national, even denominational barriers to reach people with the life-changing love of Christ. Over 1,100 Evangelical Friends churches representing more than 140,000 Friends in 24 countries are actively carrying out this critical mission.

FCNL

Friends Committee on National Legislation

The Friends Committee on National Legislation lobbies Congress and the administration to advance peace, justice, opportunity, and environmental stewardship. Founded in 1943 by members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), FCNL fields an expert team of lobbyists on Capitol Hill and works with a grassroots network of tens of thousands of people across the country to advance policies and priorities established by our governing General Committee. FCNL is a nonpartisan organization that seeks to live our values of integrity, simplicity, and peace as we build relationships across political divides to move policies forward.

Quaker Voice

Quaker Voice on Washington State Public Policy

Quaker Voice on Washington State Public Policy is composed of members of the Religious Society of Friends who bring spiritual values to bear on public policy decisions. Our public policies grow out of our basic belief that there is that of God in every human being and that God’s love endows all creation with worth and dignity. Through individual and corporate worship, we try to be open to the will of God and to express God’s spirit in all relationships and levels of interaction, whether personal, community, state, or global.

Quaker Voluntary Service

Quaker Voluntary Service

Quaker Voluntary Service is an 11-month experiment, living at the intersection of transformational spirituality and activism. Young adults work full-time in professional positions at community based organizations addressing a wide range of issues, while living in a cooperative house and worshiping with, and being mentored by, local Quakers. They receive housing, transportation, food, health insurance, and a small stipend, while engaging in regular self-led workshops and retreats that allow for continuing education in social justice, faith, and community building topics.

Quaker Maps

Quaker Maps

This website is a resource to get a better sense of what the Religious Society of Friends (also known as the Friends Church) looks like and where Meetings are located. Friends are a peculiar people, and although we are only a tiny portion of the population even in the areas where we have the strongest presence, we are all over the United States and the world. While there are some parts of the United States where Quakers are very rare, Friends Meetings and churches can be found across the country.

Quaker Speak

Quaker Speak

QuakerSpeak is a Quaker YouTube channel. We interview Friends of all different backgrounds and ask them the core questions of our faith. QuakerSpeak interviews are personal and intimate. We seek to give viewers worldwide an experience that is entertaining, informative, inspiring, challenging, inviting, unifying and collaborative. New videos come out every Thursday.

Available from FUM

Quaker Life Magazine

Quaker Life is a regular publication of Quaker articles and current information about Quakers in our world. The magazine is published 6 times per year by Friends United Meeting. Many articles are available online.

Friends Journal

Friends Journal

Friends Journal is published by Friends Publishing Corporation and is generally associated with Friends General Conference. The goal is to serve 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.

Quaker Info

Quaker Info

This website has information and articles by and about Quakers. The site is maintained by Bill Samuel and has articles from all traditions of Friends.

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