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 establish family standards, including the mutual obligations of youth and adults?

How do we get to know and care for our youth as individuals?

What have we learned from the wisdom expressed by our youth?

How do we share our deepest beliefs with our youth, while leaving them free to develop as the spirit of God may lead them?

Queries for Second Month (February):

Youth

Voices

"To watch the spirit of children, to nurture them in Gospel Love, and labor to help them against that which would mar the beauty of their minds, is a debt we owe them; and a faithful performance of our duty not only tends to their lasting benefit and our own peace, but also to render their company agreeable to us. A care hath lived in my mind, that more time might be employed by parents at home, and by tutors at school, in weightily attending to the spirit and inclinations of children, and that we may so lead, instruct and govern them, in this tender part of life, that nothing may be omitted in our power, to help them on their way to become the children of our Father who are in heaven."

-- John Woolman, c. 1760

 

"But when Jesus saw this, he was indignant and said to them, 'Let the little children come to me; do not stop them; for it is such as these that the kingdom of God belongs,"

 

"I want that we may all show our faith by our works, by our honesty and justice and mercy and love; I want love to begin with little children; they should be governed by love, and love only. I am glad the rod is so far banished in the family circles and the schools. Children love peace. The little child knows when it says, Mother, I love everybody. There is a Divine instinct in them which prompts to this feeling."

-- Lucretia Mott, 1876

Thursday, February 1

BYM Camp registration opens for returning campers.

 

Saturday, February 3

Friendly Adult Presence training at Goose Creek.

 

Sunday, February 4

9:45 a.m. Meeting for Worship

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

 

Wednesday, February 7

7 p.m. Discussion Group

 

Sunday, February 11

9:45 a.m. Meeting for Worship

11 a.m. Quakerism Session

 

Wednesday, February 14

7 p.m. Discussion Group

 

Friday, February 16, to Sunday, February 18

Young Friends Conference, Sandy Spring Monthly Meeting.

 

Saturday, February 17

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Clearing the Way for Community and Living from our Core: Learning to recognize, understand, own, respond to everyday forms of racial/ethnic bias among Friends. Frederick Friends Meeting.

 

Sunday, February 18

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

9:45 a.m. Meeting for Worship

 

Wednesday, February 21

7 p.m. Discussion group

 

Friday, February 23, to Sunday, February 25

 

Sunday, February 25

9:45 a.m. Meeting for Worship

11 a.m. Ministry & Oversight Committee meeting

 

Wednesday, February 28

7 p.m. Discussion group

 

SAVE THE DATE!

 

JUNIOR YOUNG FRIENDS CONFERENCE

March 24, 25

Frederick Friends Meeting

 

BYM PEACE AND SOCIAL CONCERNS NETWORKING DAY

March 24

Friends Meeting School (Ijamsville)

Calendar: February 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