Wilmington Yearly Meeting of Friends

"For I have called you friends..."John 15:15b (NIV) About usEvents

 

Quaker Christianity

The Quaker religious faith leads to a way of life. In Friends' thinking, the practice of Christian faith is not primarily a matter of taking part in rites and ceremonies. What is of primary importance is that we should open ourselves to the Light of Christ and try to live in obedience to the leading of God's spirit. Friends' missionary outreach and social service activities alike have grown out of this continuing attempt to translate Christian faith into life and action. The corporate testimonies and concerns that are set forth in [our Faith and Practice], and the standards of conduct that are recommended, have grown out of Friends' experience in trying to be faithful to the teachings of Jesus and to follow the leading of the Holy Spirit in their lives as individuals and as a religious society. 

From the earliest days of their history, there are frequent references in the writings of Friends to the belief that there is in the human soul a Light (Ps. 36:9, John 1:9) which is of divine origin and which makes mankind capable of responding to moral and spiritual influences. It is this divine quality that enables one to develop that awareness of moral distinctions and obligations known as conscience and inspires one to live, struggle, and suffer for the achievement of what ought to be. 

In the teachings of Jesus are the seeds of the Quaker “testimonies” ~ equality, simplicity, integrity and peace.  More than beliefs, testimonies are a way of life that witnesses to a dedication to the teachings of Christ. “A testimony is an outward expression of an inward leading of the Spirit, or an outward sign of what Friends believe to be an inward revelation of Truth” (Wilmer Cooper). 

 

 

 

 

Mission & Purpose

A UNIVERSAL MISSION

Twenty-first-century Friends are challenged by these words of George Fox, as were those to whom he addressed them in 1656:

"Let all nations hear the word by sound or writing. Spare no place, spare not tongue or pen, but be obedient to the Lord God and go through the world and be valiant for the Truth upon earth....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."      

(Wilmington Yearly Meeting Faith & Practice, 1977)

 

A LOCAL PURPOSE

It is the purpose of Wilmington Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends as a Christian religious body to develop and maintain a Quaker community of faith, centered in this region, which fosters understanding and experience of Christ, the Teacher within, as known directly and through scripture; to share this understanding and experience with young people in our midst, and with others in our communities and the wider community, through ministry, service, and active engagement in the world around us….

(Wilmington Yearly Meeting Faith & Practice, Approved 1995)

 

 

Friends Meetings

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ADA CHAPEL FRIENDS MEETING (WILMINGTON, OH)

WORSHIP 10:00 am
Sunday School 11:00 am

 

 

Ada Chapel Friends- DETAILS

 

 

 

332 Grant St. Wilmington, OH 45177

Pastors:

Lead Pastor:  Hannah Lutz (937-503-4709)

Pastor Emeritus:  Violeta A.T. Gwynn (937-725-5071)

Associate Pastor:  Larry Bender (937-728-0553)

 

 

 

 

CAMPUS MEETING (WILMINGTON COLLEGE)

UNPROGRAMMED WORSHIP 10:00 am
Monthly Meeting for Business 4th Sunday 11:00 am

 

 

Campus Friends- DETAILS

 

 

Unprogrammed Worship

Sundays ~  Held at the T. Canby Jones Meetinghouse
On the campus of Wilmington College Wilmington College, College Avenue

  • Also, unprogrammed worship on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month in the Multi-Purpose Room of Cape May Retirement Community at 6:30pm
  • Book Club on the 4th Wednesday of the month beginning at 6:30pm
  • Fellowship Meal on the 1st Sunday of the month beginning at noon

Pyle Box 651 Wilmington, OH 45177
Clerk : Patricia Thomas at 937-708-6241

 

 

 

CHESTER FRIENDS MEETING (WILMINGTON, OH)

WORSHIP 9:45 am
Sunday School 9:00 am

 

 

Chester Friends- DETAILS
3451 Gurneyville Rd., 8 Mi. N. off SR 68 N,
Wilmington, OH 45177

Pastors:

Mike & Nancy McCormick, (937) 383-0239
email:  nmccormick2@aol.com (Nancy McCormick)

Monthly Schedule

Every 2nd and 4th Sunday
Bible Study at the Parsonage from 6 PM - 7 PM 

Every 4th Sunday
Monthly Meeting for Business following Worship
David Hackney,
Clerk of Monthly Meeting-
 937-382-5208 

Every 1st Sunday
Community Care special offering during worship service  this collection goes to the Wilmington Area Ministerial Association  to provide needs to our wider community 

Every 1st Tuesday
 7:00 PM
Ministry & Counsel meets
Clerk of Ministry & Counsel
Dick Mitchener, 937-382-8631

Every 2nd Tuesday
United Society of Friends Women meet
Becky Godfrey, Libbie Curry & Virgene Peterson -USFW Executive Committee

Every 3th Tuesday
Pastoral Extension Committee meets  This committee does additional visitation within the meeting
Mary Ann Roddy, Clerk
 937-382-3273

Every 1st Wednesday
7:00 PM
Trustees meet at the Meetinghouse
Richard Baker , Clerk
 937-382-7140

Every 3rd Sunday
Children's Bell Choir Performs
 Children's Bell Choir directed by Nancy McCormick

 

CINCINNATI FRIENDS MEETING (CINCINNATI, OH)

SEMI-PROGRAMMED WORSHIP 11:00 am
 

 

 

Cincinnati Friends- DETAILS

Minister & Public Friend: James Newby

Adult Study Discussion 10:00 AM
Semi-Programmed Worship 11:00 AM 
First Day School / Nursery for Children 11:00 AM
 
Monthly Meeting for Business, 2nd Sundays

 

8075 Keller Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45243

Directions:  I-71 to Exit 12, go east on Montgomery Rd; in .7 miles turn right onto Keller Rd; in .6 miles turn right into the Meetinghouse driveway.

 

http://www.cincinnatifriends.org/

 

 

DOVER FRIENDS MEETING (WILMINGTON, OH)

WORSHIP 9:30 am
Monthly Meeting for Business 1st Sunday 10:30 am

 

 

Dover Friends- DETAILS

 

Dover Rd., E. of OH 134, 5 mi. N. of Wilmington,
PO Box 166, Port William 45164

Ministers:

1st Sunday:  Dan Kazstelan     2nd Sunday:  David Brindle

3rd Sunday: Darlene Newby    4th Sunday: Donne Hayden

Clerk : Mike Miller

www.doverfriends.org

 

 

EASTERN HILLS FRIENDS MEETING (CINCINNATI, OH)

UNPROGRAMMED WORSHIP 10:00 am

 

 

Eastern Hills Friends- DETAILS

 

1671 Nagel Rd., off Beechmont Ave., (SR 125)
Cincinnati, OH

J. P. Lund,  Monthly Meeting Clerk - 513-731-5145  

clerk.easternhills@gmail.com

www.easternhillsfriends.org

 

 

FAIRVIEW FRIENDS MEETING (NEW VIENNA, OH)

WORSHIP 11:00 am
Sunday School 10:00 2nd/3rd Sundays

 

 

Fairview Friends- DETAILS
Antioch Rd., New Vienna, OH  (1 mile E. of OH 729)

Dana Dunseith, Clerk - dgdunseith@wildblue.net

Speakers:

1st and 4th Sundays : Dan Kasztelan

2nd and 3rd Sundays: Patricia Thomas

5th Sundays: Unprogrammed Worship

 

JAMESTOWN FRIENDS MEETING (JAMESTOWN, OH)

WORSHIP 10:30 am
Sunday School 9:30 am

 

 

Jamestown Friends- DETAILS

Corner of Davis St. & US 35 Jamestown, OH

Pastor:  Bill Medlin

Keith Cavender, Monthly Meeting Clerk - 937-675-6239
Darla Geis, Ministry & Counsel Clerk - 937-675-2464

 

KNOXVILLE FRIENDS MEETING (KNOXVILLE, TN)

WORSHIP 11:00 am
Monthly Meeting for Business 3rd Sunday

 

 

Knoxville Friends- DETAILS

Off I-640, exit 8, S. on Washington Pike ½ mile
 4325 Pinehurst Dr., Knoxville, TN

Pastor   -

Monthly Meeting -3rd Sunday

Worship 11:00 am

 

LONDONDERRY FRIENDS MEETING (LONDONDERRY, OH)

WORSHIP 10:00 am
Sunday School 10:00 am

 

 

Londonderry Friends- DETAILS

35215 US 50
Londonderry, OH

Sunday School 10:00 am  

 

MARTINSVILLE FRIENDS MEETING (MARTINSVILLE, OH)

WORSHIP 9:15 am
 

 

 

Martinsville Friends- DETAILS

112 E. Main St., OH 28
Martinsville, OH 45145

Pastor: Dennis Delaney

Worship 9:15 am

Contact: Barbara Shutts 937-685-4677 (evenings)

 

MARYVILLE FRIENDS MEETING (MARYVILLE, TN)

WORSHIP 10:45 am
Sunday School 9:45 am

 

 

Maryville Friends- DETAILS

2044 Sequoyah Avenue
Maryville, TN 37802
Phone - (865) 984-7999

Jonathan Goff -Pastor  

Meeting email: maryvillefriendsmeeting@gmail.com

Jeannette Hamby-Clerk

 

 

SABINA FRIENDS MEETING (SABINA, OH)

WORSHIP 10:30 am
Sunday School 10:00 am

 

 

Sabina Friends- DETAILS

Corner of W. Elm & Vine Streets
Sabina, OH

Pastor: Jay Schroeder

Monthly Meeting- 1st Wednesday 7:30 pm 

 

SAMANTHA FRIENDS MEETING (HIGHLAND CO., OH)

WORSHIP 10:30 am
Sunday School 9:30 am

 

 

Samantha Friends- DETAILS

8070 Fall Creek Road, Hillsboro, OH 45133
Phone: 937-393-2975

Monthly Meeting for Business- 2nd Wednesday 7:00 pm

Pastor - Rick Smith

 

SPRINGFIELD FRIENDS MEETING (CLARKSVILLE, OH)

WORSHIP 10:30 am
Sunday School 9:30 am

 

 

Springfield Friends- DETAILS

Todd's Fork Rd., off OH 380, N. of US 22
Clinton Co., OH

Mailing address: 121 Todd's Fork Road, Wilmington, OH 45177

Mike and Nancy McCormick - Pastors

Miriam Speaight -  Monthly Meeting Clerk 937-382-4549  

mrspeaight221@yahoo.com

 

WILMINGTON FRIENDS MEETING (WILMINGTON, OH)

WORSHIP 10:00 am
Sunday School 11:00 am

 

 

Wilmington Friends- DETAILS

66 N. Mulberry St.
Wilmington, OH 45177
(937) 382-2349

Worship 10:00 AM
Fellowship at 11:00 AM
Sunday School 11:15 AM
wilmingtonfriendsohio.org

Julie Rudd -- Pastor

julie.rudd@wfmeeting.org

Jennilou Grotevant -- Clerk of Meeting

 

XENIA FRIENDS MEETING (XENIA, OH)

WORSHIP 10:00 am
Sunday School 9:00 am

 

 

Xenia Friends- DETAILS

502 Chestnut St.
Xenia, OH 45385
Corner Chestnut & High Sts., off SR 380 N. of SR 68
(937) 376-1010

 Sunday School 9:00 AM, Worship 10 AM
 Rotation of Speakers

Monthly Meeting Clerk - Gary Farlow  gcfarlow@twc.com
Acting Recording Clerk - Karren Smith