Friends Meeting of Washington (Quakers)
- District of Columbia
Friends Meeting of Washington (FMW) is a large, urban community of Quakers and non-Quakers. Our Meeting House, where we worship together, is located on Florida Avenue near Dupont Circle in Washington, DC. All spiritual seekers are welcomed to join us as we gather for worship, fellowship and community service.
Members of the FMW community seek to live their lives based on the values of the Religious Society of Friends – the promotion of peace, a commitment to all humanity, an understanding that love is a manifestation of God, and a belief that ”there is that of God in everyone”. We are an inclusive, spiritual community that sincerely welcomes anyone seeking a spiritual home. Our community includes individuals of all races, faith traditions, genders, sexual orientations, ages and socio/economic backgrounds.
We worship in the traditional Quaker way, convening in silence, interrupted only if a worshiper feels divinely inspired to deliver a message intended for all. Meetings for Worship are held several times each week, with the largest meeting on Sundays at 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. In addition, because Quakers believe service also is worship, FMW is engaged in an array of community support, peace, and human dignity related activities, which also welcome anyone’s participation.
Because it is located in the nation’s capital, FMW is an especially dynamic Meeting. Our community includes visitors from all over the world, activists trying to make the world a better place, and others seeking to discern their spiritual path within the all-embracing approach of the Society of Friends.