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

Are love and unity maintained among you?

What helps our Meeting build trust in one another?

How do we get to know one another in our spiritual community and in other religious communities?

How do we make time in our lives for our Meeting?

How do our conflicts have the potential to enrich the life of our community?

Queries for Fifth Month (May):

Community

Voices

"Where, then, can seeking men and women find a community in which meditation, worship, religious education of children, common undertaking and adventurous experiments, common festivals, and spiritual therapy are all going on, not as part of an expensive organized professional program, but as part of the informal natural life of a close religious fellowship."

-- Douglas V. Steere, 1940

 

"How can I participate in a fairer distribution of resources unless I live in a community which makes it possible to consume less? How can I learn accountability unless I live in a community where my acts and their consequences are visible to all? How can I learn to share power unless I live in a community where hierarchy is unnatural? How can I learn the sanctity of each life unless I live in a community where we can be persons, not roles, to one another?"

-- Parker J. Palmer, 1977

 

"For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another. For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love they neighbour as thyself."

-- Galatians 5:13 (KJV)

Sunday, May 6

9:45 a.m. Meeting for Worship

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

 

Wednesday, May 9

7 p.m. Discussion Group

 

Saturday, May 12

Baltimore Yearly Meeting Peace and Social Concerns Networking Day, Friends Meeting School, Ijamsville, MD

 

Sunday, May 13

9:45 a.m. Meeting for Worship

11:30 a.m. Midwives for Haiti Mothers Day presentation

 

Wednesday, May 16

7 p.m. Discussion Group

 

Friday, May 18, to Sunday, May 20

Family Camp Weekend, Catoctin Quaker Camp

 

Sunday, May 20

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

9:45 a.m. Meeting for Worship

 

Wednesday, May 23

7 p.m. Discussion group

 

Friday, May 25, to Sunday, May 27

Young Friends Conference, Hopewell Centre Meeting, Winchester, VA.

 

Sunday, May 27

9:45 a.m. Meeting for Worship

11 a.m. Ministry & Oversight Committee meeting

 

Wednesday, May 30

7 p.m. Discussion group

 

 

SAVE THE DATE!

 

Sunday, June 10:

Book Sunday and Ice Cream Social

 

 

 

Calendar: May 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