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 Second 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

“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

“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

Sunday, February 3
9:45 a.m. Meeting for Worship
11:00 a.m. Meeting for Business

Wednesday, February 6
7:00 p.m. Discussion Group

Sunday, February 10
9:45 a.m.  Meeting for Worship
11:00 a.m. Spiritual State of the Meeting discussion

Wednesday, February 13
7:00 p.m. Discussion Group

Sunday, February 17
9:00 a.m. Unity With Nature Committee Meeting
9:45 a.m. Meeting for Worship

Wednesday, February 20
7:00 p.m. Discussion Group

Friday, February 22 to Sunday, February 24
Young Friends Conference
Adelphi Friends Meeting

Saturday, February 23
Religious Education Retreat Frederick Friends Meeting, Frederick, Maryland

Sunday, February 24
9:45 a.m. Meeting for Worship
11:00 a.m. Ministry & Oversight Committee Meeting

Wednesday, February 27
7:00 p.m. Discussion Group

Save the Date!

Saturday, March 2
BYM Change Group Training – Reflect on Yourself to Stop Implicit Bias
Frederick Friends Meeting (Frederick, MD)

Saturday, March 16 – Sunday, March 17
Junior Young Friends Conference
Location to be announced.

Sunday, March 17
11 a.m. Presentation: Mimi Westervelt: “Gender dimensions of land change among indigenous Maasai in southern Kenya.”

Street Address:

18204 Lincoln Road

Purcellville, VA 20132

Postal Address:

PO Box 105

Lincoln, VA 20160

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