The Atlanta Friends Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends is an unprogrammed, non-pastoral Quaker meeting, gathered in the belief that every person has the capacity to know the will of the Divine directly, in continuing revelation, requiring neither a specific liturgy nor the interpretation of an intermediary.
Because Friends believe that there is that of God in everyone, we welcome each person, regardless of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, sex, marital status, disability, religious beliefs, sexual orientation and gender identity (to name only the most obvious). Our ongoing efforts to assure that Everyone Is Welcome are also reflected in our public statement meeting minutes addressing equality, race and gender identity.
In meeting for worship, we reflect together in silence, listening for the Divine to speak to us, unless someone feels led by the Spirit to share a message aloud.
Meeting for Worship
Visit our Worship Opportunities page for a full listing.
At the same time a second smaller group meets in the Library. Children worship with adults for the first 15 minutes and then attend religious education classes by age group.
The Atlanta Friends meetinghouse is a single level building with step-less entries, providing easy access for wheelchairs, strollers, and walkers.
Atlanta Friends Meeting is a member of the Southern Appalachian Yearly Meeting and Association (SAYMA), which is affliated with Friends General Conference (FGC).