Goose Creek Friends Meeting

Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)


Where we nurture that of God in everyone.


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!


Do we welcome the approach of old age, both for ourselves and for others, as an opportunity for wisdom, for detachment from turmoil and for greater attachment to the Light?

How might I attend to what love requires of me in each new stage of my life?

Have I arranged the practical matters regarding possessions, location of documents, burial, etc., that will arise when I die or am unable to communicate so my family is not unduly burdened?

Am I comfortable with the relationships I leave behind?

How can we support that of God in one another in the face of cognitive, emotional, and behavioral challenges?

How do we support caregivers who may be overwhelmed by the chronic needs of the one receiving care?

Queries for Third Month (March):



"I am convinced it is a great art to know how to grow old gracefully, and I am determined to practice it... I always thought I should love to grow old, and I find it is even more delightful that I thought. It is so delicious to be done with things and to feel no need any longer to concern myself much about earthly affairs... I am tremendously content to let one activity after another go, and to wait quietly and happily the opening of the door at the end of the passageway that will let me into my real abiding place."

-- Hannah Whitall Smith, 1903


"As I grow older, I seem to need more time for inner stillness... This can happen in the midst of daily chores or when walking in a crowd or riding in a train. It means being still, open, reflective, holding within myself the crucible of joy and pain of all the world, and lifting it up to God. Praise comes into it, and thankfulness for all the love I have known and shared, the realization of how much of the time I am carried, supported, upheld by others and the love of God."

-- Dorothy Steere, 1995


Sunday, March 4

9:45 a.m. Meeting for Worship

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


Wednesday, March 7

7 p.m. Discussion Group


Sunday, March 11

9:45 a.m. Meeting for Worship

11 a.m. Quakerism Session


Wednesday, March 14

7 p.m. Discussion Group


Saturday, March 17

BYM Third Month Interim Meeting, Charlottesville Meeting


Sunday, March 18

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

9:45 a.m. Meeting for Worship

11 a.m. Threshing session: FCNL priorities


Wednesday, March 21

7 p.m. Discussion group


Saturday, March 24, to Sunday March 25

Junior Young Friends Conference, Frederick Friends Meeting


Sunday, March 25

9:45 a.m. Meeting for Worship

11 a.m. Ministry & Oversight Committee meeting

3 p.m. Concert performance by Nicolas Carter, Paraguyan harpist. Hosted by Harping for Harmony Foundation.


Wednesday, March 28

7 p.m. Discussion group




April 1, 8 a.m.: Easter breakfast



Calendar: March 2018

May 4 – 6: Spiritual Formation Program Spring Retreat, Shepherd's Spring Retreat Center (Sharpsburg, MD).


May 5 - 6 – Junior Young Friends Conference, Opequon Quaker Camp (Brucetown, VA)

May 12 - BYM Peace and Social Concerns Committee Networking Day, Friends Meeting School (Ijamsville, MD)

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