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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Welcome to First Friends Church

First Friends Church, the founding church of the City of Whittier and Whittier College invites you to take part in the Quaker Experience. Whether curious about the college's Quaker roots or seeking your own new or continuing experience there is much to explore here.

We believe that every person who comes into this fellowship of Friends was sent by God. We're eager to know you, and we're excited to share with you the genuine warmth of Christ's love.

You will soon discover that this is an authentic family, rich in the relationships that matter most. Growing together, we worship, we serve, we laugh, we cry, we learn and we reach out to each other and our world with simplicity and truth. We reach out to you as well. Our doors are open. Our hearts are open, too. If you've been seeking and praying for a place to belong, we'd like to say. . . Welcome Home!

Our Mission Statement

  • We seek to be a nurturing and loving community where people may experience the living light of Jesus Christ.

  • We are called to be a people and a place where all may grow and witness in spirituality, love, community and service as each strives to follow Christ's leading and to seek that of God in each person.

  • We strive to be a beacon of hope and light in the multi-cultural and economically diverse community of Whittier, and to be a loving fellowship in which members and inquirers will feel loved and accepted.

The Quaker Vision

    Share the Vision - Whittier Friends School

    WARSF - Western Association of the Religious Society of Friends

    USFW - United Society of Friends Women International (USFWI)

    "Open and Affirming" Minute - "Open and Affirming" Minute

    Safe Place - Statement of Safe Place

    That of God - Statement of our Call to Answer that of God in Everyone

    Santa Monica Friends Minute - Minute to End Immigrant Child Separation and Incarceration

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    Created 18-Oct-99 - Revised 08-Jul-18