Links to Quaker Organizations
The Religious Society of Friends of Pittsburgh
4836 Ellsworth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Map to Meeting House
Meetings with Ties to Pittsburgh Friends Meeting
South Hills Worship Group -- Under care of Pittsburgh Friends Meeting
Meets at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the South Hills (Sunnyhill) in Mt. Lebanon Third Sunday of each month 7:30 PM. Sunnyhill is located at 1240 Washington Road in Mt. Lebanon.
The Quakers believe everyone is a seeker, seeking spiritual growth and enlightenment on his or her own path. They also have faith in the "Inner Light," suggesting that there is a spark of the Divine in every person. Everyone's experience of meeting for worship is different, and each meeting is different, so it is difficult to tell a newcomer what to expect.
Some meetings for worship at Sunnyhill remain completely silent, on occasion a member or members will feel called by the Spirit to speak.
Meeting for worship concludes when a designated person rises to shake hands with another person, usually after an hour.
Sherwood Oaks Worship Group -- Under care of Pittsburgh Friends Meeting
Meets at Sherwood Oaks retirement center in Cranberry, north of Pittsburgh.
It is to enhance the worship experience for many Friends who cannot travel
into Pittsburgh every Sunday, especially in bad weather.
The worship group meets every 4th Sunday at 10:30 am.
For directions and questions, contact Rusty Sweitzer.
Sites of Interest
Lake Erie Yearly Meeting
http://leym.org/ - The larger body to which Pittsburgh Friends
http://www.quaker.org/ - Hosts many meeting and other sites
- Find meetings and other institutions worldwide
Belief.net http://www.belief.net/ - Are you
a natural religious type? Belief.net offers a quiz. According to your beliefs,
you might be a natural Catholic, Baptist, Quaker, Muslim, Buddhist, or other
style of believer.
Morningside Message: What is Quakerism - Videos resources
Once you get to this page, click on the youtube icon.
Hello All, In the summer of 2012, Amala attended FGC's Gathering on a work grant as a videographer and editor. This amazing experience resulted in several short videos that explore various aspects of the Quaker way from perspectives on God and Non-theist spirituality to the Bible and children in meeting.
Not all of the videos made it to the FGC website but nearly all did. Many people helped to shoot these and it was a great experience at FGC's Gathering to work together with so many enthusiastic camera people! Consider going to FGC for similar amazing experiences.
From Morningside Meeting
Quaker Waltz on Youtube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiXtz6e0-Q Worth watching.
Organizations Pittsburgh Friends Meeting Supports
American Friends Service Committee
AFSC is a practical expression of the faith of the Religious Society of
Friends (Quakers). Committed to the principles of nonviolence and justice,
it seeks in its work and witness to draw on the transforming power of love,
human and divine.
American Friends Service Committee, local branch.
Center on Conscience & War
CCW works to defend and extend the rights of conscientious objectors. The
Center is committed to supporting all those who question participation in
war, whether they are U.S. citizens, permanent residents, documented or
undocumented immigrants--or citizens in other countries.
Friends School in Detroit
Friends School in Detroit is guided by Quaker values and a commitment to
nonviolence. The school curriculum stresses academic excellence, creative
problem solving, and respect for the individual and the community.
East End Cooperative Ministry
EECM is an interfaith coalition of 47 congregations, parishes and
institutions united to serve human needs of Pittsburgh's East End residents.
EECM serves the frail, the homebound elderly, the hungry, the homeless and
children and youth.
Earlham School of Religion
Earlham School of Religion is a Christian graduate theological school in the
Quaker tradition. ESR prepares women and men for leadership that empowers
and for ministry that serves. This mission grows out of our Christian belief
that God calls everyone to ministry. Using a transformative model of
education, ESR encourages students to explore the intellectual, spiritual,
and practical dimensions of their calls to ministry.
Friends Committee on National Legislation
A Quaker lobby in the public interest, FCNL is the oldest registered
ecumenical lobby and the largest peace lobby in Washington, DC. FCNL staff
and volunteers work with a nationwide network of tens of thousands of people
from many different races, religions, and cultures to advocate social and
economic justice, peace, and good government.
Friends General Conference
FGC provides resources and opportunities that educate and invite members and
attenders to experience, individually and corporately, God's living
presence, and to discern and follow God's leadings. FGC reaches out to
seekers and to other religious bodies inside and outside the wider Religious
Society of Friends.
Friends Journal serves the Quaker community and the wider community of
spiritual seekers through the publication of articles, poetry, letters, art,
and news that convey the contemporary experience of Friends.
Friends World Committee for Consultation
FWCC is an international Friends organization which works with all of the
Yearly Meetings of Quakers worldwide. FWCC facilitates loving understanding
of diversities among Friends while working to discover common spiritual
ground and to facilitate full expression of Friends testimonies in the
world. FWCC's work is primarily among the many Yearly Meetings of Friends
A Center for Action Against Hunger, is a membership organization which
promotes economic justice and works to influence public policy and to
educate, empower, and mobilize the citizens of Allegheny County,
Pennsylvania communities toward the elimination of hunger.
Olney Friends School
Olney Friends School is a co-educational college preparatory Quaker boarding
school, located in Barnesville, Ohio, whose mission is to challenge students
to grow, celebrate intellectual rigor, provoke questions of conscience, and
nurture skills for living in community.
At Pendle Hill, education is envisioned as the transforming of people and
society. Pendle Hill's programs offer the resources and time for integrated
spiritual, intellectual and personal learning. Pendle Hill was founded in
1930 by members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) and is open to
people of all faiths.
Pittsburgh Interfaith Impact Network
PIIN is a grassroots lobbying group formed through Pittsburgh's churches.
They work on school, transportation, taxation, and other issues.
Quaker Bolivia Link
Quaker Bolivia Link seeks to alleviate rural poverty among the indigenous
people of the Bolivian Andes by funding and administering small-scale
community development projects.
Quaker Earthcare Witness
Quaker Earthcare Witness is a spiritually-centered movement of Quakers and
like-minded people seeking ways to integrate concern for the environment
with Friends' long-standing testimonies for simplicity, peace, and equality.
Quaker House of Fayetteville
Working for peace and GI rights since 1969 and addressing issues such as
truth in recruiting, explaining enlistment documents to individuals and
Glossary of "Quaker Speak" for your edification -- and a guide for the
The Quaker United Nations Office, located in Geneva and New York, represents
Quakers through Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC).
Thomas Merton Center
The Thomas Merton Center is comprised of people from diverse philosophies
and faiths who find common ground in the nonviolent struggle to bring about
a more peaceful and just world. TMC works to raise the moral questions
involved in the issues of war, poverty, racism, and oppression.
Three Rivers Community Foundation
The mission of the Three Rivers Community Foundation is to fund and
encourage grass roots organizations in Southwestern Pennsylvania that work
to bridge persistent divisions in society around issues of race, economic
status, gender, sexual identity, and disability.