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North Columbus Friends Meeting

Meeting for Worship is held on Sundays from 10:30am to 11:30am. You may attend in person at 1954 Indianola Ave or via Zoom.

Attend via Zoom: Visit https://zoom.us/j/ 81828032335?pwd= OXk4NlpZMGxIYU9kbmFPSkV5dXBmZz09 to attend via Zoom. If you don’t have access to the internet, you can join by phone by calling 1-929-205-6099. Use Meeting ID 818 2803 2335 and passcode 604741 when prompted.
  • If you are new to Zoom, please consider arriving a few minutes prior to 10:30am for assistance.
  • Attenders will be muted upon entry to the Meeting.
  • If you have a message to share, please unmute yourself using your Zoom controls. There is an unmute button visible on the bottom left-hand corner of the screen (phone users can press *6 to unmute/mute)

To minimize distractions on Zoom, please consider the following recommendations:

  • Place your camera in a stable position.
  • Make sure you are in the center of the screen and adequately lit.
  • Dress as you would for in-person Meeting for Worship.
  • Refrain from multitasking (e.g., responding to notifications or phone calls, eating).

Attend in person: 

  • If you are not vaccinated, we need you to wear a mask.  If you are vaccinated, please use your own discretion. 
  • There will be a Friend in charge of the Zoom meeting and the A/V equipment.  
  • The chairs will go back to their normal configuration. Friends can decide to socially distance as they feel comfortable. 
  • The Meeting Room will be split between on-camera and off-camera sections (labeled)
  • Friends in-person will be using a wired microphone to give messages. We will have a microphone near the Zooming computer that will be used to give in-person messages 
  • The A/C unit will be run as needed

Other

  • At the moment, we will not have singing, coffee/tea/snacks, or childcare. The decisions to return to these activities will be made by the community as we are able to return to "normal"
  • As usual, we will have a facilitator. We’ll also have a person in charge of logistics.
  • The Library will re-open as usual, and books will not need to be quarantined.
  • The Worship Facilitator will usually also be on Zoom
  • Please allow a time of silence between messages.
  • Meeting will end with a verbal message from the Worship Facilitator
  • At the Rise of Meeting, we will follow our customary practice of introducing ourselves and sharing updates, concerns, “almost messages” or other reflections.

We look forward to seeing you virtually!  Or in person! Contact [email protected] with questions or concerns.

Ministry & Nurture Committee 


We are...

North Columbus Friends Meeting is a welcoming and inclusive Meeting of people seeking a personal and gathered experience of what has been called by a variety of names, such as God, the Inner Light, Truth, or the Transcendent. While Quakerism has its roots in Christianity, we understand that Truth may be spoken by people with a wide variety of backgrounds. We welcome those voices and invite people to share their inward experience of the Divine, whatever that may be.

We practice expectant waiting for the still, small voice within one another and ourselves. We strive to live in ways that reflect our inner experience of that wisdom. Often this coincides with common Quaker testimonies, such as equality, integrity, peace, community, simplicity, and stewardship of the natural world.

We publicly identify our Meeting as a place of refuge for our neighbors who might feel under threat. As Friends, we are committed to oppose discrimination and oppression in all forms. We strive to be inclusive of all people -- especially those who have historically been marginalized in our society.

We are open to participating in any ecumenical, interfaith and community events that promote unity, connection, dialogue and mutual respect; and oppose hate and division.

We invite you to join us on Sundays for singing at 10:30am and for Meeting for Worship at 10:45am to 11:45am. Welcome!

Meeting Times

Meeting for Worship takes place every Sunday at 10:30 AM. We offer childcare for those attending in person as part of a parallel Multigenerational Interactive Meeting for Worship. 

Those interested in learning more are invited to attend Seeking Quakers, which meets the 1st Wednesdays of the month [except during the summer]. See the calendar for more information.

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North Columbus Friends Meeting is affiliated with Lake Erie Yearly Meeting.

What's New

Carolyn Mann has been a creative artist, seamstress, and quilter for most of her life. Her art has been displayed in countless exhibits and museum shows around Ohio and beyond. Her recent banners in celebration of women’s suffrage are stunning and will be included in the exhibit (details below), March 5, 6, 7, at the North Columbus Friends Meetinghouse, 1954 Indianola Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43210. See the attached file for a few of her lovely textile art pieces.

Meet the Artist

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The NCFM Peace and Social Action Committee at North Columbus Friends Meeting hosted a “Civil Rights Teach-In” on Martin Luther King Jr Day (January 18, 2021)  to recognize and honor unsung civil rights heroes and heroines.

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January 18, 2021, 7:00-8:30pm  NCFM Quaker is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84852295259?pwd=VG1JOHRtUG9CTkN2ZHc0TXRUWEJZZz09

Meeting ID: 848 5229 5259

Passcode: 690537

Peace and Social Action Committee at North Columbus Friends Meeting is hosting a “Civil Rights Teach-In” to be presented on Martin Luther King Jr Day (January 18)  to recognize and honor unsung civil rights heroes and heroines.

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There is still time to register for L.E.Y.M.’s first Discussion Forum focusing on peace, justice and earthcare issues next Saturday, December 5th from 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  This forum is open to all members and attenders of monthly meetings. Register and/or learn more at https://leym.org/pje-interest-group/

This is a wonderful opportunity to explore interesting topics in a discussion format with other Quakers from around your region.

The December topics are:

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Join with us as we seek to increase awareness, advocacy, and action in support of NCFM's engagement with peace and social concerns.  Here you will find slideshows, videos, files and links which may be of interest as you consider your work in

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Worship with us!

North Columbus Friends Meeting
1954 Indianola Ave
Columbus, OH 43201
United States
Meeting Times: 

Meeting for Worship takes place every Sunday at 10:30 AM. We offer childcare for those attending in person as part of a parallel Multigenerational Interactive Meeting for Worship. 

Those interested in learning more are invited to attend Seeking Quakers, which meets the 1st Wednesdays of the month [except during the summer]. See the calendar for more information.

On Street Parking
Parking Lot Behind Meeting House
Bike Rack

Get Directions

North Columbus Friends Meeting is affiliated with Lake Erie Yearly Meeting.

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