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Fredonia Friends Meeting (Quakers)

Fredonia Monthly Meeting of
the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)

Fredonia Friends Meeting was founded 1963 in Fredonia, NY


Fredonia Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)

Clerk: Ron Peterson 716-358-6419
Co-Treasurers: Ted First and Grace Perez de la Garza
Co-Recording Clerks: Deb First and Grace Perez de la Garza

Meetings for Worship (Unprogrammed)

Worship sharing/singing/discussion/Bible study at 10:30 AM
Meeting for Worship at 11:00 AM on Sunday, year-round at
Barlow's Mill (our worship space, not a meetinghouse.)
369 W Main Street, Fredonia, NY

Mail Address:

PO Box 525, Fredonia, NY 14063

Worship followed by Meeting for Business

On the 2nd Sunday of each month. Please call Clerk to confirm location.

Additional Meetings are held late June through August:

Sundays 9:15 AM hymn singing, 9:30 AM Worship at the Chautauqua Institution in the Octagon Building, located at Cookman & Wythe St.

(Institution parking is free before 2 PM on Sundays)
Contact Eleanor Doud 716-782-3570.


The Quaker Way

Quakers practice a religion of experience, a contemporary, simple, and radical faith. Quakers are also called Friends.

Quakers believe...

  • Every person is known by God and can know God in a direct relationship.
  • The Quaker faith has deep Christian roots. Many Quakers consider themselves Christians, and some do not. Many Quakers find meaning and value in the teachings of many faiths.
  • Quakers strive to live lives that are guided by a direct encounter with the Divine, more than by teachings about the Divine. Quaker terms for the Holy include God, the Seed, the Light Within, and the Inward Teacher, among others.
  • Testimonies are ways that Quakers have found to express our experience of the Divine in our lives. Some of the best recognized testimonies include simplicity, integrity, equality, community, and peace.

Quaker worship...

Quakers gather in the silence and wait expectantly to come into the presence of the Divine and to be guided by the still, small voice by which God speaks to us from within. During the silence anyone—child, woman, or man—may feel moved to offer a simple spoken message (vocal ministry) that is inspired by this holy encounter. Following the message, the silence resumes. A period of worship may include several messages or none.

Quakers include...

There are Quakers of all ages, religious backgrounds, races and ethnicities, education, sexual orientations, gender identities, abilities, and classes. You can find Quakers on all of the world’s continents. Approximately one-third live in the United States and Canada.


Source: The "The Quaker Way" text above is used by permission of Friends General Conference (FGC). Visit their website at FGCQuaker.org.