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Information for those unfamiliar with Quakerism, either recent attenders or still considering attending.

On Nurturing Meeting for Worship

As Ministry and Counsel strives to balance its charge to hold the spiritual health of the Meeting at large with the concerns and care for TCFM’s individual members and attenders, we are creating a number of small working groups within the committee. These groups are charged to focus on and bring forth ideas and energy […]

Worship at Twin Cities Friends Meeting

Meeting for worship is held every Sunday at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., and Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. The 11 a.m. meeting has First Day School (Quakerese for Sunday School) and nursery care throughout the school year, and informal child care during the summer months. First and fifth Sundays are exceptions. On first Sundays […]

On Speaking in Meeting for Worship

The Meeting for Worship has been referred to as “the pearl of Quakerdom”. The Committee on Ministry and Counsel hopes to enrich our Meetings for Worship by reviewing with Friends some of the qualities of a good Meeting. There are two aspects of our Meetings for Worship The first is the silence of group worship, […]

Welcome!

Twin Cities Friends Meeting (TCFM) belongs to the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), with affiliations to Northern Yearly Meeting and Friends General Conference. We are located at 1725 Grand Ave. in St. Paul, Minnesota, a block east of Fairview (view map/directions), telephone 651/699-6995. Sunday parking is available at the Ramsey Junior High School lots; enter […]

Welcome to Meeting for Business

In this mutual exploration, there are disciplines which help us. Friends wishing to speak raise their hand. When the clerk recognizes them, they rise, and, when ready, speak their mind. If the clerk asks for silence, all Friends return to worship seeking understanding and openness; in this silence, one speaks only if led.