Walla Walla Friends Meeting



PO Box 1222, Walla Walla WA 99362

Tel. 509-522-0399 wwfriends@charter.net

The Walla Walla Friends Meeting holds public meetings for worship on Sundays at 10 a.m. in the Glover Alston Center, 26 Boyer Avenue on the Whitman College campus, except during school holidays when schedules vary.  Meetings for business are normally held at 10:45 following meeting for worship on the lst Sunday of each month.  Please see News and Events for additional schedule information, and consider calling to confirm meeting times and places before coming from a distance.


The Society of Friends, or Quakers, began in England around 1650, following the leadings of George Fox, as an inward approach to the spirit of God.  Traditional Friends do not observe outer sacraments, normally employ no ministers, and share the ministry among all members and attenders. 


Friends meetings for worship are held in silence, out of which on occasion Friends share the inspirations that have come to them for the benefit of those attending.  The presiding officer of a Friends meeting is the Clerk, who conducts its meetings for business, and normally will close the meeting for worship when it has come to a natural end, usually after an hour, unless a different period has been set. 


The Walla Walla Friends Meeting was formed in 1980 as a preparative meeting under the care of Eastside Friends Meeting in Bellevue, Washington, a monthly meeting affiliated with Pacific Northwest Quarterly Meeting and North Pacific Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends, and has functioned as a perpetual preparative meeting since then. 


The Walla Walla Friends Meeting performs all of the functions of a church, and as such is a 501(c)(3) organization authorized to receive tax-exempt contributions, and is empowered to perform marriages and other legal responsibilities under the care of its oversight meeting.


In addition to the Clerk, meeting functions are carried out by a Committee on Ministry and Oversight and a Committee on Peace and Social Concerns, each of which has its own Clerk, and by a meeting Treasurer, Assistant Clerk, and Recording Clerk.  Other officers are appointed from time to time.


Contacts for the Walla Walla Friends Meeting are: Clerk and Treasurer: Daniel Clark, 509-522-0399, email: clarkdn@charter.net; Assistant Clerk and Clerk of Ministry & Oversight:  Nancy Ball, 509-525-8566, email: ncb1927@yahoo.net; Recording Clerk and Clerk of Peace & Social Concerns:  Barbara Clark, email: clarkbh@charter.net