History of the Port Townsend Friends Meetinghouse

meetinghouse picture by Carole Huelsberg

Port Townsend Friends Meeting today (photo by Carole Huelsberg)

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Port Townsend Community Center, our home until Aug. 2014. Church of Christ on Sheridan Ave Port Townsend Friends Meeting today

After any years of meeting in a rented space, the Port Townsend Friends Meeting has found a meetinghouse.

We purchased a building that used to be the Church of Christ church at Sheridan and 19th Streets. The two Church of Christ congregations in town joined together and are now using the church on Walker Avenue. Our Meeting acquired the building on August 14th.

Our Quaker Meeting is excited about getting this meetinghouse, and see many opportunities for use of this space. We are thankful for the support of many Friends, who have been offered both financial gifts and spiritual encouragement. We ask all Friends to hold us in the Light as we move ahead in this new meetinghouse.


Here are some pictures of our major changes as we transformed the building from Church of Christ with its adult immersion baptismal font into a Quaker Meeting with its traditional hospitality.

Worship Room:
Removed of green Baptismal visible to congregation through window in front of sanctuary. Replaced  pew dominated unidirectional seating with a variety of seating options in a circle. Added lighting options including enlarged exterior the windows.
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Church of Christ Sanctuary green Baptismal, accessible through door at front of sanctuary Quaker Worship room
Transformed a double classroom into a  kitchen for serving, but not cooking, potluck dinners and event snacks and beverages.
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2 doored Double classroom Service Kitchen with counter open to the hall
Bike Rack added
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Added bike rack to back patio which was made from spare metal parts welded together by a local artist Becca the Bad.

Full slide show of our premises.

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