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About Eugene Friends Church

We are an open and affirming church. No one is excluded from full participation in the life and ministry of Eugene Friends Church solely on the basis of their race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or disability.

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What is a Quaker?

The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) was established by George Fox in 17th-century England. 

The name "Quaker" came from early meetings, when a Friend might tremble or "quake" when overcome with God's spirit. 

Today, Friends worldwide differ in race, theology, and worship styles, yet we hold some practices in common: direct access to God, nurturing the life of the Spirit in worship, practicing discernment as a community, and living out our faith in action. 

Quakers are known for our peace and justice work and have been long-standing advocates for racial equality, rights for women, rights for indigenous peoples, and prison reform. We are firm in our belief that there are always peaceful solutions to conflict. 

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We Live By These Core Values:

  • Jesus is Present.

  • Scripture calls us to account and helps us know God's will.

  • We are called to be agents of God's peace and love to everyone.

  • God is the source of life, and all human life is sacred.

  • The Holy Spirit transforms and empowers us. 

  • We are called to live out Christ's love. 

  • We are called to be and to make followers of Christ.

Eugene Friends Church History

At Eugene Friends Church, we have been serving our community for many years. Our church was founded with the vision of creating a space where people could come together to worship and grow closer to God. Over the years, we have seen our community grow and thrive, and we are proud to be a part of it. We believe that Jesus came to teach everyone himself, and we give space for that in our worship and community. We have Quaker open worship, singing, preaching, praises, and prayers. We welcome everyone to join us in worship and fellowship.

Our church is more than just a place to worship. It is a community of people who care for each other, support each other, and grow together. We believe that everyone has something to offer, and we encourage everyone to get involved in our church activities. We actively participate in outreach activities, from those that help our local community to global outreach actions. 

Whether you are looking for a place to serve, to learn, or to connect with others, there is a place for you at Eugene Friends Church.

Where Jesus & Community Matter

  • We are followers of Jesus. We demonstrate this by loving and serving each other.

  • We are a Quaker Fellowship. We believe that every person is known by God and has the ability to know God in a direct relationship. 

  • We cherish Quaker testimonies such as simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality, and stewardship. 

  • We are an open and affirming church. No one is excluded from full participation in the life or ministry of EFC based solely on their race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or disability. 

  • We minister to those in need locally and abroad.

  • We strive to be good stewards of our land and resources. We have a garden and worship time outdoors. 

  • We advocate for the oppressed and those in need, and we search for peaceful solutions to conflict. 

  • Quaker worship involves a time of silence and expectant waiting, as we come into the presence of God. While some Quaker meetings are held mostly in silence, worship at Eugene Friends Church also includes singing, prayer, sharing, and a sermon. 

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