Did you know...?

The name "Friends" comes from Jesus' words in John 15:12-15: 

     "You are my friends if you do whatever I command." 

The name Quaker, originally an insult, became a symbol of integrity as Quakers were known for:

  • Support for religious and political freedom (including women ministers)
  • Opposition to slavery
  • Honesty in business
  • Humane treatment of criminals & compassion for the mentally ill
  • Opposition to war, but aid to war victims and others in distress  

2012 EFCI Regional Directors


Friends Beliefs

We believe in the one loving God of the Bible, who created and sustains the universe. He exists eternally in three persons -- Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

We believe in Jesus Christ the only Son of God who lived a perfect life and by His sacrificial death and amazing resurrection made the only acceptable payment for the penalty of mankind's rebellion and wrongdoing.

We believe the Holy Spirit is God's presence on earth, the One Jesus promised to send to live in the hearts of all Christians empowering them to live according to the pattern of Jesus' life on earth.

We believe the Bible is the written word of God accurate and fully authoritative in all it says. Through the Bible God reveals the meaning of life and the way to authentic faith.

We believe God created mankind in His image to enjoy perfect companionship with God. Disobedience to God's authority destroyed that companionship creating a void in the human heart. This void can only be filled by a repaired relationship with God made possible by Jesus' sacrifice.

We believe the Church is the community of all who believe on Jesus Christ - the living presence of Jesus in the world proclaiming His good news and transforming the world by its presence, service and love for others.