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

How do I express my faith in action? How are my actions grounded in my faith?

Is my sense of justice based in love?

Do I endeavor to face the pain of the world and respond to it with forgiveness and compassion?

Are you concerned for those in our society who are disadvantaged?

Do I make an idol of that which I am led to defend?

How do I avoid demonizing those who march against my concern?

Do I take my full share of civic responsibility?

Do I avoid partisan assumptions and rhetoric?

Queries for Eleventh Month (November):

Social Concerns

Voices

"True godliness don't turn men out of the world, but enables them to live better in it, and excites their endeavor to mend it: not hide their candle under a bushel, but set it upon a table in a candlestick."

-- William Penn, 1682

 

"When Joseph Hoag in 1812 was pleading his peace principles, a man in his audience said, 'Well, stranger, if all the world was of your mind, I would turn and follow after.' Joseph replied, 'So then thou has a mind to be the last man in the world to be good. I have a mind to be one of the first and set the rest an example.'"

-- Howard H. Brinton, 1967

 

"What use is it, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but he has no works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is without clothing and in need of daily food, and one of you says to them, 'Go in peace, be warmed and be filled,' and yet you do not give them what is necessary for their body, what use is that? Even so, faith, if it has no works, is dead, being by itself."

-- James 2:14-17 (NASB)

 

Sunday, November 5

9:45 a.m. Meeting for Worship

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

 

Wednesday, November 8

7 p.m. Discussion Group

 

Saturday, November 11

Baltimore Yearly Meeting Eleventh Month Called Interim Meeting, Sandy Spring Friends

 

Sunday, November 12

9:45 a.m. Meeting for Worship

11 a.m. Quakerism: Vocal Ministry

 

Wednesday, November 15

7 p.m. Discussion Group

 

Sunday, November 19

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

9:45 a.m. Meeting for Worship

 

Wednesday, November 22

7 p.m. Discussion group

 

Friday, November 24, to Sunday, November 26

Young Friends Conference, Stony Run Meeting

 

Sunday, November 26

9:45 a.m. Meeting for Worship

11 a.m. Ministry & Oversight Committee meeting

 

Wednesday, November 29

7 p.m. Discussion group

 

SAVE THE DATE!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday, December 17, 6 p.m.

Goose Creek Christmas Potluck

and Carol Sing!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Calendar: November 2017

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