Life of the Spirit at ESR
We encourage students to make connections with local Friends meetings or churches, where they can find support and spiritual nurturing. Wayne County provides a comprehensive listing of local worship communities.
Quaker Meetings in Richmond
There are three Friends Meetings in Richmond. First Friends, located on Chester Boulevard, and West Richmond, near the Earlham campus, are both semi-programmed. Clear Creek is unprogrammed and meets on the Earlham College campus. Several more Friends Meetings, as well as congregations of other faith traditions, are within easy driving distance in both Indiana and Ohio.
Richmond is a contemporary worldwide center for Quakers. The central office of Friends United Meeting (FUM), the international headquarters for the largest group of the Religious Society of Friends, is located in Spring Grove, Richmond. Students have access to FUM's national staff as well as the Quaker Hill Conference Center and the Quaker Hill Bookstore, a Christian retailer at the same location.