Buffalo Quaker Meeting seeks to exemplify Quaker testimonies through daily life in Western New York. We emphasizes hard work, simple living and generous giving in vibrant community. We are committed to integrity, equality and the peaceful settlement of disputes.
Founded in 1939, our meeting follows the Quaker tradition of an unprogrammed meeting for worship. Participants gather in community and listen in silent expectation for a divine message. We recognize that each person has a unique connection to the Spirit of God and thus do not rely on designated ministers, mandated dogma or a set liturgy. Instead, every participant in the meeting for worship is able to minister as led by the Spirit.
You are welcome here!
I am not a trained artist. But the drawings I did create were meaningful to me because they were an expression of what I feel the Spirit had put in my mind.
Ndanga Ramazani, a member of our Meeting, was approached by a number of refugee families who wanted to worship in the way they did back in Africa. Ndanga, a recorded (by Evangelical Friends of Churches in Congo) Quaker pastor in the Democratic Republic of the Congo agreed and so Christ is the Answer church was born.
Early Quaker commitment to fair and open housing in the US was first exercised through the actions of Quaker Meetings, and the American Friends Service Committee
Powell House is the New York Yearly Meeting (NYYM) retreat, which offers weekends exploring various Quaker issues, topics, and events.
Mom had only been gone two months when we went to France, but neither of those obvious reminders of death made me think of her; rather, it was The Tuileries Garden.
Exploring perspectives to the Quaker practice of sitting in silence at Meeting for Worship.