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Welcome to Ohio Yearly Meeting

Ohio Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Conservative) is a Quaker fellowship of nine local congregations (which we call “Meetings”).   “Conservative” indicates that we stay close to the Christian Truth and Life upon which the Religious Society of Friends was founded in the mid 17th Century. We gather together in stillness to wait expectantly on God.
We have experienced that “Christ has come to teach His people Himself.”   We Friends are to be that people. It is our purpose, individually and corporately, in worship as in every moment of life, to listen to and to obey that Teacher.   We do not have a paid pastor or minister as other churches do. Instead we practice the priesthood of all believers, acknowledging that God can speak and will speak to anyone at any time. When someone feels as if he or she has been given something (a message, hymn, prayer, or Scripture) to share with the rest gathered, that person is simply to stand and, without pretense, share what has been given by our Lord to share. In this unique gathering, God instructs us to follow His son, Jesus.

It is our hope that those seeking God might be encouraged and ministered to by what one finds on this site. Please see the section “Our Faith” to get a better sense of how our lives and our Meetings are impacted by the amazing power of Christ within. We invite you to come in with us and experience the love of God.”

Please feel free to contact us as we look forward to hearing from you and connecting with you. A personal relationship and experience is much more powerful than simply reading about it. Won’t you come to Jesus who has said, “Come to me, all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. for my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30, NIV)?