Atlanta Friends Meeting

Welcome to Atlanta Friends Meeting

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 schedules and activity opportunities can be found under the ACTIVITIES menu and in the Weekly Announcement Sheet, and our Newsletter.

Much of the work of our meeting is done through committees — please see the Committees & Groups page for more information.

Meeting for Worship

Visit our Worship Opportunities page for a full listing.

Sundays, 10 am: Atlanta Friends Meeting has a blended worship for in person and virtual attenders at 701 West Howard Avenue, Decatur, Georgia 30030 (See Announcement Sheet for virtual access details)

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.

Directions: For directions to the Atlanta Friends Meeting, please click here.

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

What's New

  • Read more about AFM minute concerning the conflict in Israel and Palestine. 

    Minute-11-19-23:07 – concerning the conflict in Israel and Palestine.  As Quakers, we believe all lives are sacred. The Atlanta Friends Meeting is appalled by the loss of the lives in this conflict. We do not believe violence is a pathway to permanent peace. We urge our government to call for an immediate ceasefire, immediate and…

  • Read more about Current Covid-19 Policies

    AFM Policies and Practices responding to COVID-19 concerns (updated 5/24/2023): Atlanta Friends Meeting is continuing in-person events and activities at the Meeting House. In-person Meetings for Worship will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Sundays, and we are also continuing to support virtual attendance and participation via Zoom with audio and video connections in the…

  • Read more about Atlanta Friends Meeting Stands with Black Lives Matter

    As Friends we are called to the outward expression of the inner workings of the Spirit. Our testimonies help to inform us about what is important in one’s relation to God and with all of creation. At this time we are called to outward action by the Friends testimonies of Peace, Integrity, Community and Equality….