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 First Month

Meeting for Worship

  • Do you prepare your heart and mind to receive the power of God’s presence and love?
  • How does worship deepen my relationship with the Divine? How is this inspiration carried over into my daily life?
  • Are our Meetings for Worship held in expectant waiting for Divine guidance?
  • How does our worship inspire our Meeting’s activities?
Voices

“Friends, meet together and  know one another in that which is eternal, which was before the world was.”
— George Fox, 1657

“Finally, remember that our manner of worship is ultimately a mystery under the direction of the Holy Spirit. Each Meeting for Worship is a spiritual adventure, unique and unpredictable. Let us remember in humility that ‘the end of words is to bring us to the knowledge of things beyond what words can utter.”
— Isaac Penington, 1670



Calendar

Sunday, January 6
9:45 a.m. Meeting for Worship
11:00 a.m. Meeting for Business

Wednesday, January 9
7:00 p.m. Discussion Group

Saturday, January 12 to Sunday, January 13
Junior Young Friends Conference
Location to be announced

Sunday, January 13
9:45 a.m.  Meeting for Worship

Wednesday, January 16
7:00 p.m. Discussion Group

Sunday, January 20
9:45 a.m. Meeting for Worship

Wednesday, January 23
7:00 p.m. Discussion Group

Friday, January 25 to Sunday, January 27
BYM Women’s Retreat
Pearlstone Retreat Center, Reistertown, Maryland

Sunday, January 27
9:45 a.m. Meeting for Worship

Wednesday, December 30
7:00 p.m. Discussion Group

Save the Date!

Friday, February 22 to Sunday, February 24
Young Friends Conference
Sandy Springs Friends Meeting

Saturday, February 23 
Frederick Friends Meeting, Frederick, Maryland

Street Address:

18204 Lincoln Road

Purcellville, VA 20132

Postal Address:

PO Box 105

Lincoln, VA 20160

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