Mill City Quakers

Who are we? Kathleen and Kenneth are two members of the Religious Society of Friends who began experimenting with local worship gatherings (expectant waiting worship in the manner of Friends)  in early 2020.  Then the pandemic hit!  While we shifted at times to zoom, and gathered in-person in homes or a rental space, we are still experimenting!  Check back here to find out how we are hoping to gather in 2022 in April!

Why “Mill City Quakers”?  We have gathered in the Lawrence/Methuen/Lowell area.  Lowell is officially the “Mill City” – and the history of the mill workers and immigration in all of these cities is a significant influence on what happens here today.

Upcoming gatherings

Mill City Quakers are excited to invite you to an online gathering to learn more about the history of North Carolina Friends, the Underground Railroad, and share related Quaker musings!

Max Carter will join us on Zoom for 5 weeks to share some history and answer questions. Max is a recorded Friends minister with interests in the Middle East, the Amish, conscientious objection, and Quaker history. He has recently completed a long tenure as director of Friends Center at Guilford College.

You are welcome to join us—please register here:

Register in advance for these meetings:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Max Carter NC Quaker History – Part One

Resources from Max:


Spring 2022 – new outdoor space!

We are hoping to use a new outdoor patio/deck/tent space for meals and worship.  We also will continue to experiment with “pop up” meetings for worship in various places!  Updates will follow in April 2022.