Welcome

The Ithaca, NY Friends Meeting welcomes all. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Meeting for Worship was not held in-person at the Third Street Meetinghouse from March 15 through July 2020. Instead, Friends have been meeting remotely, via Zoom on Sundays at 10:30. Beginning on August 2, 2020 Meeting for Worship will be held in our Third Street Meetinghouse for a limited number of people, and also remotely via Zoom. Please see our IMM Covid-19 Resources page for more details.

Note: the Third Street Meetinghouse is closed for use by any groups.

Meeting in the manner of Friends is a period of meditative worship. In silence, we seek to place ourselves in the presence of the Spirit. Friends may speak out of the silence as we are led.

“There is a principle that is pure, placed in the human mind, which in different places and ages hath different names. It is, however, pure and proceeds from God. It is deep and inward, confined to no forms of religion nor excluded from any, where the heart stands in perfect sincerity.”

— John Woolman

A founding principle of Quakerism is that there is “that of God in every person” and that all people are endowed with this “Inner Light.” We pose searching queries; we strive to trust to love, rather than react to fear; we work towards peace because we believe it is the only way; we are led to implement our concerns for the equal rights of all. As an outgrowth of these precepts, the traditional “Quaker Testimonies” include simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality and stewardship (sometimes collectively referred to as “SPICES.”)

Many Friends have been drawn to Quakerism because of its dual commitment to spiritual awareness and social action. Friends work against forms of oppression–including racism, sexism and homophobia–and to promote environmental sustainability.

We welcome you to search with us.

Contact information

Ithaca Monthly Meeting
120 Third Street
Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 229-9500

Clerk: Gina Varrichio <clerk@ithacamonthlymeeting.org>
Treasurer:
Pat Sewell <p.w.sewell@gmail.com>
To reserve space in the meetinghouse: <ithacamonthlymeeting@gmail.com>