Whittier First Friends Church
A Quaker Meeting

13205 Philadelphia Street
Whittier CA 90601-4386
(562) 698-9805

"A Christian people called to listen, gathered to seek peace, and sent forth to serve."
We are an open and affirming faith community.

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Come Worship with Quakers

Friends will be worshiping at home for the foreseeable future.

Contact our pastor at her email addess listed below to be added to our e-news and to receive Zoom information.

Sunday, October 18: Whittier Friends School Sunday: “Love”

Sunday, October 11: Lynda Ladwig Speaking: “Oh, What to Wear”

Read our previous messages here

In person events are temporarily suspended

Friends will be worshiping at home for the foreseeable future.
Whittier First Friends Church offers:
  • Sunday Schedule: Continuing all Summer
    Meeting for Worship (church service) at 11:00 a.m. via Zoom

In person events are temporarily suspended

  • July, August and first Sunday in September:
    Summer Meeting for Worship  is Sunday at 10:00 a.m. (This year it remains at 11:00 a.m. on Zoom)
    Meeting in Fellowship Hall (Child Care available)
    Unprogrammed Worship at 8:30 a.m.

  • Coffee and Fellowship - immediately following Meeting for Worship, in the courtyard

  • Choir Rehearsal - Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. (no rehearsals in July & August)
    ~ Whittier College students are welcome to participate.

  • Spiritual Growth Group for Women- Tuesday at 7:00 a.m. - Fellowship Hall

  • Office Hours- Tuesday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 11:00.m.
  • Share the Vision - Whittier Friends School    2020-21 Calendar of Events

  • WARSF - Western Association of the Religious Society of Friends
  • Transportation:
    First Friends Church is easily accessible by public transportation. The Montebello Bus Lines routes 10 (Daily) and 50 (Monday thru Saturday) have bus stops immediately in front of the Meetinghouse and across the street at the corner of Philadelphia Avenue and Washington Avenue. For a current schedule, visit the Montebello Bus Line’s website
  • Montebello Bus Line 10 or 50
  • Metropolitan Transit Authority Trip Planner:
  • Whittier Dial-a-Ride
  • Parking area near FFC - Map

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Serving you at First Friends Church:
Loletta Barrett, Pastor
Deanna Woirhaye, Clerk of Monthly Meeting
Lynda Ladwig, Minister of Christian Education
Mary Boltz, Office Administrator
Russ Litchfield, Director of Music Ministries
 Lorenzo Mora, Custodian
Russ Litchfield, Organist
George Bouchard, Sound Engineer
E-mail contacts: Church Office: firstfriendswhittier@verizon. net
    Christian Education: christianed_ffc@verizon.net
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