COVID-19 Information and Resources

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 Seventh Month

Caring for One Another

  • In what way do I show respect for that of God in every person?
  • Do I reach out with spiritual and practical care to those with special needs?
  • Am I comfortable making my own needs known to my Meeting?
  • How do we share in the diverse joys and transitions in each other’s lives?
  • Do you consider the needs of grandparents and older members of the family circle?

Voices

“Our life is love, and peace, and tenderness, and bearing one with another, and forgiving one another — and helping one another up with a tender hand, if there has been any slip or fall.”
— Isaac Penington, 1667

“When the members of a fellowship know one another, care for one another, visit one another in their homes, consult one another, hold one another up in the silence and feel responsibility before God for one another, then when they meet together for worship they are truly open as a corporate group for the deepest working of the Spirit.”
— Douglas Steere, 1940

“In a true community we will not choose our companions, for our choices are so often limited by self-serving motives. Instead, our companions will be given to us by grace. Often they will be persons who will upset our settled view of self and world. In fact, we might define true community as the place where the person you least want to live with always live!”
— Parker J. Palmer, 1977

“I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”
— John 13:34-35 (NRSV)



Calendar

We are once again holding Meeting for Worship in the meeting house from 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Please see below for more details.

We are also continuing to offer Meeting for Worship via Zoom. The Zoom link will be posted here weekly.

Sunday, July 4
9:45 a.m. Meeting for Worship

Wednesday, July 7
7:00 p.m. Discussion Group

Sunday, July 11
9:45 a.m. Meeting for Worship
11:00 a.m. Meeting for Worship with a Concern for Business

Wednesday, July 14
7:00 p.m. Discussion Group

Sunday, July 18
9:45 a.m. Meeting for Worship
11:00 a.m. Friends in the Light session: What does “holding in the Light” mean?

Wednesday, July 21
7:00 p.m. Discussion group

Sunday, July 25
9:45 a.m. Meeting for Worship
11:00 a.m. Ministry & Worship Committee meeting

If you choose to join us for worship in the meeting house, please note the following:
Children may participate in in-door Meeting for Worship, masked if they have not been vaccinate. Religious Education will be held outside until further notice.
— Friends do not need to wear a mask if they have been fully vaccinated but must wear a mask if not fully vaccinated.
— Those who aren’t comfortable indoors may remain on the porch.
— We will leave the meeting room doors open to facilitate air flow.
— Those attending other events in the meeting house, such as memorials, will be asked to follow the same procedures.


Street Address:

18204 Lincoln Road

Purcellville, VA 20132

Postal Address:

PO Box 105

Lincoln, VA 20160

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