Some Need to Know Information on Quaker Organizations

We are finishing up our membership course this evening. This is the first time I’ve taken a group through the process and it’s been a lot of fun. For this last part I wanted to create a document of some of the important Quaker organizations in the world. I know there are more but these seem to be the ones that I hear referenced most often. If there are others that need to be on here feel free to let us know (and tell us why!). Feel free to share this around, download, etc.

Our Local Friends’ Connections

Northwest Yearly Meeting –

We are the men, women, and children of sixty-seven churches in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington who join together to worship God, to serve Jesus Christ both personally and through outreach ministries, and to pray that, through the leading of the Holy Spirit, we will impact society with love in action. As a denomination, the Friends Church, often called Quakers, are historically seekers of God’s will.

Twin Rocks –

The camp where we have our church retreats, summer camp, pastor’s conference and other events throughout the year for the yearly meeting. Prayer cabin is available to be rented out as well.

George Fox University –
George Fox Seminary –

Camas Friends Church –

Our Church’s website, with lots of links, resources, and information.

North Pacific Yearly Meeting –

Our neighboring Yearly Meeting here in the Northwest. Area Portland Quakers from Multnomah Monthly Meeting and Bridge City are both apart of this unprogrammed yearly meeting.

Pacific NW Quaker Women’s Theological Conference –

The Pacific Northwest Quaker Women’s Theology Conference welcomes women primarily from Canadian, North Pacific and Northwest Yearly Meetings.  As women from divergent Friends traditions, we strive to articulate that which has been meaningful in the expression and development of our faith.  We are open to God’s leadings and willing to make a commitment to prepare, to risk, and to be open to learning from one another.

Wider World Friends Connections

Quaker Quaker –

The biggest Quaker community online. Quaker Quaker reaches across the many groups withinSome of the Need to Know Quaker Organizations For New MembersQuakerism and encourages fresh reflections and perspectives on the Quaker faith. Here peopleinteract with one another through blogging, commenting, video, photography, podcasts, etc.

American Friends Service Committee –

The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is a Quaker organization that includes people of  various faiths who are committed to social justice, peace and humanitarian service. Our work is based on the principles of the Religious Society of Friends, the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice.

Quaker Voluntary Service –

Quaker Voluntary Service (QVS) is a national network that supports and cultivates voluntary service opportunities for Quakers and affiliated individuals in locations throughout North America.

Friends Committee on National Legislation –

We are tens of thousands of people from many different backgrounds who lobby Congress for peace and justice. Join us and we will let you know each week what you can do to change policy in Washington.

Right Sharing of World Resources –

We believe God calls us to the right sharing of world resources, from the burdens of materialism and poverty into the abundance of God’s love, to work for equity through partnerships with our sisters and brothers throughout the world.

Quaker Quest –

Quaker Quest aims to help you find out about the Quaker way of life. We have found that people enquiring about us want to experience Quaker worship, hear why being a Quaker matters to us, talk to each other and us about it and get an idea what sort of people we are.

Umbrella Organizations

Friends World Committee For Consultation –

This is the worldwide organization of Quakers. It is an ecumencial body that does not have any power over Yearly Meetings but helps to bring all the Yearly Meetings together.

Evangelical Friends International –

Evangelical Friends International exists to help local Friends churches around the world meet the spiritual needs of their communities. Our desire is to stretch across racial, cultural, national, even denominational barriers to reach people with the life-changing love of Christ.

Friends United Meeting –

We are an international association of Friends Meetings and Churches, organized for evangelism, global partnership, leadership development and communications.

Friends General Conference –

Founded in 1900, FGC has grown from a voluntary organization of seven yearly meetings created to hold a “general conference” every other year into a vibrant association of fourteen yearly meetings and regional groups and ten directly-affiliated monthly meetings that serves Quakers year-round with a vast array of programs and services.

Print Publications

Western Friends –
Friends Journal –
Quaker Life –
Pendle Hill Pamphlets – &

Books and Pamphlets
Barclay Press –
Quaker Books –
Free Online Quaker Books –

Other Online Resources

Online Quaker blogs and community
Quaker Quaker – &
Gathering in Light – (Wess’ blog!)
Convergent Friends –

Finding Resources
Quaker Information Center –
Quaker Resources Galore –

Maps of Quakers Worldwide
Quaker Maps –

You can also view the document on Google Documents.


  1. Hey Wess–mind if we remix this for our membership class at BFC? We’ll be doing our “Quaker alphabet soup” unit in a week or two, and most of this would come in handy…

    Blessings to you and Camas Friends!

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