About Plainfield Friends
PLAINFIELD FRIENDS CHURCH/MEETING HISTORY
Plainfield Friends Academy
Friends in the Plainfield area believed every child should be in school and have a good education. There were no public schools at that time, so, in 1881, Quakers opened Central Academy a Quaker high school – open to all students in the community. The school closed in 1918, once Plainfield had a well-established public school. The Friends Academy was located where Central Elementary School is today.
Known for Serving Others
Plainfield Friends Meeting has always been active in the Plainfield community as well as supporting local, national and international ministries/outreach.
Locally, we are involved with and support Family Promise (working to help homeless families work toward stability), the Plainfield WRE (weekly religious education program sponsored by the schools), and a local food pantry, as well as several other charitable organizations on a regular basis. To learn more, check out our Outreach page on this website (coming soon).