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Goose Creek Friends Meeting

Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)

Welcome


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oose 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.



Queries for Ninth Month

Membership

  • How can I actively support the meeting community?
  • How can I support the Clerk of Meeting and clerks of committees?
  • How am I maturing into the fullness of membership in this spiritual community?
  • How does the meeting community nurture my spiritual growth and transformation?
  • In what ways does the Meeting make its needs clear to each of us?
Voices

“So wait to know every particular of yourselves, to be heirs of this; and know your portion, the power of God, the gospel fellowship, then are ye members one of another, and living stones, that build up the spiritual household.”
— George Fox, 1664

“Membership in a Quaker meeting is a spirit-led journey of coming to know ourselves as individual-in-community, a journey on which we experience meeting as a place of acceptance, a place of shared values, a place of transformation, and a place of obedience.”
— Thomas Gates, 2004

“When early Friends affirmed the priesthood of all believers it was seen as an abolition of the clergy; in fact it is an abolition of the laity. All members are of part of the clergy and have the clergy’s responsibility for the maintenance of the meeting as a community. This means helping to contribute, in whatever ways are most suitable, to the maintenance of an atmosphere in which spiritual growth and exploration are possible for all.”
— Britain Yearly Meeting, 1999

“For as in one body we have many members, and not all members have the same function, so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually, we are members one of another.”
— Romans 12:4-5 (NRSV)



Calendar

Goose Creek is currently offering Meeting for Worship from 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. on Sundays in two ways:

Via Zoom, every Sunday. The Zoom link is shared weekly via the Goose Creek listserv and group email. To request the Zoom link for Meeting for Worship, please contact us at gcmmlincoln@gmail.com

In person, outdoors on the lawn at Goose Creek, every Sunday EXCEPT the first Sunday of the month.
If you plan to join us for outdoor worship, please read these guidelines ahead of time.

Street Address:

18204 Lincoln Road

Purcellville, VA 20132

Postal Address:

PO Box 105

Lincoln, VA 20160

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