A meeting house or chapel describes a building where religious and sometimes public meetings take place. Religious Society of Friends, Quakers do not believe that meeting for worship should occur in any special place. Mennonites, Amish, Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Mormons uses the term 'meetinghouse' for the building where congregations meet for weekly worship services, recreational events, and social gatherings. Many congregations use multipurpose buildings from both worship and recreational purposes. There are also meeting places that can be hired by any faith for the purpose of conducting a religious gathering or wedding ceremony or engaged in interfaith activities with other religions, including mainstream Christianity and Islam, despite theological differences.
The Meeting House teaching aligns with Anabaptist teachings. They emphasize a lifestyle of compassion, peace, simplicity, and the priority of the community.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) uses the term "meetinghouse" for the building where congregations meet for weekly worship services, recreational events, and social gatherings.
A Friends meeting house is a meeting house of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), where a meeting for worship is usually held. Typically Friends meeting houses do not have steeples.