Our Heritage

About Friends

The Friends (Quaker) movement began over 350 years ago, as a spiritual renewal movement in England. Seeking to live according to the simple teachings of Jesus, George Fox and other early Friends took their name from the Gospel of John, where Jesus says,” “You are my friends if you do what I command. I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you (John 15:14-15). From that time on, Friends have done some amazing things, like help contribute to the foundations of American values of freedom of conscience and beliefs, worked to abolish slavery and all forms of oppression and bear witness to the image of God within all humanity, and share the good news of Jesus Christ around the world.
Friends first came to the Southwestern United States in the late 1800’s. Midway City Friends have their roots going to back a vision of some women to provide a Sunday School for local children in 1933, and eventually became a full congregation, or meeting, of Friends, back in 1935. Since that time, through many changes from a rural farming community, to a bustling suburb, to a multi-cultural urbanized community, Friends Community Church has maintained its vision to be a community of God’s light and love in the midst of our broader area.
Friends Community Church is a local congregation of the Evangelical Friends Church Southwest. For more information on our body of Friends and beliefs, you can consult our Faith and Practice here :  http://www.friendschurchsw.dreamhosters.com/uploads/2011faithandpractice.pdf