Goose Creek Friends Meeting

Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)

Lincoln,Virginia

Where we nurture that of God in everyone.

Welcome!

Goose Creek is a warm and welcoming community where we support each other in our shared journeys of the Spirit. We believe, in the words of the Quaker writer Thomas Kelly, that "deep within us all there is an amazing inner sanctuary of the soul, a holy place, a Divine Center, a speaking Voice, to which we may continuously return." In our worship and in our daily lives we seek to remain always with our hearts turned toward that Divine Center.

Quakerism is not defined by creeds or doctrine. Rather it is a lived spiritual practice where we seek God in our experiences and live out our faith in our shared world. We believe that there is that of God within each and every human being - adults and children - regardless of faith, race, nationality, sexual orientation, or life experiences. We are called to answer that Divine spark, that Light Within, both in ourselves and in others.

We welcome all seekers, find deep kinship in our shared humanity, and value our differences.

Please join us for Meeting for Worship

Sundays 9:45 am

Children always welcome!

Directions

Do you regularly seek God's guidance?

Do you make your home a place of affection where God's presence is felt?

Do you all time for family worship and spiritual exploration, taking care to include both the very young and the very old?

How do you take care that commitments outside the home do not encroach upon the time and loving attention the family needs for its health and well-being?

How does the Meeting support families of all kinds in their attempts to improve communication, family life, and the rearing of children in an atmosphere of love?

Do you cultivate healthful and moderate habits, avoiding the hazards of drugs, intoxicants, and over-indulgence generally?

Can you keep a sense of humor and avoid taking yourself too seriously?

Queries for Ninth Month (September):

Home & Family

Voices

"A Quaker home seeks to bind its family members together. Such a home cultivates recognition of authority while at the same time allowing each member appropriate freedom to develop fully. Conflict in a family is natural; when lovingly and constructively dealt with, it is an opportunity for growth and sometimes also an affirmation of individual leadings. The natural give-and-take with one's peers begins at home. Learning to handle disagreements in a calm and fair manner prepares the way for solving differences in school, the neighborhood, and the larger society."

-- Philadelphia Year Meeting, 2002

 

"In joining the Society of Friends that spring 46 years ago, I committed myself to becoming a peacemaker. But I didn't know very much about peace-making. Kenneth Boulding, 10 years older, served as teacher-companion-guide. Entering the marriage we both saw our task as creating a home of peace from which to help to build a more peaceful world. When the impatiently awaited babies finally started coming in 1947, the practice of peace in the home became more difficult and challenging than when there were only the two of us. But we knew we had to practice at home what we wanted for the world."

-- Elise Boulding, 1989

 

 

Sunday, September 2

9:45 a.m. Meeting for Worship

11 a.m. Meeting for Worship with a Concern or Business

 

Wednesday, September 5

7 p.m. Discussion Group

 

Saturday, September 8

Noon - 3 p.m. Friends Wilderness Center picnic

 

Sunday, September 9

9:45 a.m. Meeting for Worship

 

Wednesday, September 12

7 p.m. Discussion Group

 

Friday, September 14 to Sunday, September 16

Baltimore Yearly Meeting Spiritual Formation Program Fall Retreat, Shepherd Spring Retreat Center, Sharpsburg, MD

 

Sunday, September 16

9:00 a.m. Unity With Nature Committee meeting

9:45 a.m. Meeting for Worship

 

Wednesday, September 19

7 p.m. Discussion group

 

Friday, September 21 to Sunday, September 23

Shiloh Quaker Camp Family Weekend

Young Friends Conference, Homewood Monthly Meeting, Baltimore, MD

 

Sunday, September 23

9:45 a.m. Meeting for Worship

11 a.m. Ministry & Oversight Committee meeting

 

Wednesday, September 26

7 p.m. Discussion group

 

Friday, September 28 to Sunday, September 30

Opequon Quaker Camp 40th and 20th Reunion

 

Sunday, September 30

9:45 a.m. Meeting for Worship

 

SAVE THE DATE!

 

October 5-7

Catoctin Quaker Camp Family Day

 

October 13

Celebrating Native Americans Today

Sandy Spring Friends School

 

October 20

Tenth Month Interim Meeting

Sandy Spring Friends Meeting

 

 

 

 

Calendar: September 2018

Street Address:

18204 Lincoln Road

Purcellville, VA 20132

Meeting for Worship

Sundays 9:45 a.m

Children Welcome

Postal Address:

PO Box 105

Lincoln, VA 20160