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Pittsburgh Friends Meeting (Quakers)

Pittsburgh Friends Meeting (Quakers)

Religious Society of Friends (Quaker)
4836 Ellsworth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Pittsburgh Friends Meeting (Quakers) is a medium-sized church located in Pittsburgh, PA. Our church is Religious Society of Friends (Quaker).

What to Expect at Pittsburgh Friends Meeting (Quakers)


Susan Loucks, Co-Clerk
Debbie Hollingshead, Co-Clerk
Richard Shaw, Co-Clerk

Service Times:

Sunday Morning 10:30am
Earlier arrival encouraged

Service Details

  • Informal or casual attire most common
  • Traditional worship style
  • Printed worship bulletin
  • Location: Allegheny County
  • Parking: Private lot
  • Wheelchair accessible: Yes
  • Saturday evening service: No
  • Multi-site church: No
  • Primary language used: English

Ministries and Programs

  • Nursery
  • Children's ministry
  • Youth or teen ministry
  • Adult education
  • Young adult ministry
  • Choir
  • Special needs
  • Community service
  • Singles ministry
  • Weddings/receptions
  • Funerals

Additional Info About Our Church

Pittsburgh Friends Meeting meets in a picturesque former mansion in Shadyside near University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University. We are members of The Religious Society of Friends, better known as Quakers. We meet at a Meeting House in silence. We wait expectantly for the Spirit to inspire. With no paid minister, we all undertake the responsibilities of ministry. We have no creed and no statement of belief. Each of us is responsible for working out our spirituality.


Freedom to search for your own spiritual truths; Spirituality based on personal experience, including books and inspirations; Centering, prayerful, meditative communal silence; Believe as you feel led; we expect you to speak out of your own experiences; Financial contributions placed in box by Library, no collections or pledges; Every person is endowed with "inner light"; Listen for God speaking through all; Everyone is responsible for pastoral duties -- we are all ministers; Informality in authority and title, first-name basis; Decisions by community in meeting for worship for business; Expect God to guide us in decision-making; Committees conduct most of the business of the Meeting under guidance of the Meeting as a whole; Dress informally; Music before Meeting


Social Action: Work to improve Pittsburgh Schools; Nonviolence; Protest against war; Prison reform; African American rights; Native American rights; Ecology; Election reform; Green concerns; Civil liberties; Lesbian/Gay concerns

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4836 Ellsworth Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15213
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