NOTICE! Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Meeting for worship at the Calusa Nature Center has been canceled until further notice. For more information, press the “Resources Button” then the “BEING A QUAKER COMMUNITY DURING THE PANDEMIC” link.
You have found the website of the Fort Myers Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). We are a vibrant spiritual home.
Who are Quakers? What do we believe? How are we unique?
This website is designed to answer your questions.
We welcome you to worship with us every Sunday from 10:30-11:30 in the Iona House at the Calusa Nature Center in Fort Myers.
Our simple meeting house is nestled in the woods, a quiet place away from the noise and struggles of life, where you can hear the quiet voice of God among other seekers. You’ll find we have a mostly silent way to worship.
Without the distraction of collection plates, dogma, creeds and pressures to become a member, you are free to find your own spiritual path. We value all of God’s children.
While some of us were born into the Quaker tradition many of us come from other religious and spiritual journeys. We value your tradition. What unites us is a desire to seek the light of God in everyone.
We have no ministers or clergy. We all accept responsibility to minister to each other. You will find many others willing to help you on your spiritual journey. In a giant house of worship no one knows your name. When you worship with us you are among a small group of friends. We know and value each other.
Your faith ought to make a difference in your life and the lives of others. What you experience on Sunday should last throughout the week. You will find Friends practicing what we believe. We support the less fortunate in our community, we seek a world in peace and renounce war. We live simply and with integrity.
Quakerism began through the reformation of the Protestant sect of Christianity, and has been an established religion for hundreds of years. We have been quietly making a difference since our founding in 1650!
We invite you to learn more about us, experience the Quaker way of worship, and be among friends.
Fort Myers Friends Meeting is a part of Southeastern Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (SEYM). SEYM is affiliated with Friends General Conference (FGC), Philadelphia, PA, and Friends World Committee for Consultation, Division of the Americas (FWCC).