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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 Tenth Month

Outreach

  • How does my life witness to my faith?
  • How do I reach out to new attenders and encourage their exploration of Quakerism as a spiritual path?
  • How does our Meeting convey Quaker faith and practice to the wider community?
  • Do you find ways to encourage members, attenders, and all seekers to continue attending Meeting?
  • In what ways does the Meeting make its needs clear to each of us?
Voices

“So let your lives preach, let your light shine, that your works may be seen, that your Father may be glorified; that your fruits may be unto holiness, and that your end may be everlasting life. . . .And that hath the dominion which doth justly, holily, and righteously speak, act, and think; and this hath the praise of God; and they who do so come to answer that which God requires, ‘to love mercy, do justly, and to walk humbly with God.’ And this is more than all the talkers of justice, righteousness, and holiness, whose life denies what their tongues profess and talk of..”
— George Fox, circa 1660

“True outreach is an act of spiritual hospitality. It is an act of service to others to find and take what they need so they can find that of God in themselves and others.”
— Barry Crossno, 2005

“Use hospitality one to another without grudging. As every person has received the gift, even so minister the same one to another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.”
— 1 Peter 4:9-10

“Let brotherly love continue. Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.”
— Hebrews 13:1-2 (KJV)



Calendar

Goose Creek is currently offering Meeting for Worship from 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. on Sundays in two ways:

Via Zoom, every Sunday. The Zoom link is shared weekly via the Goose Creek listserv and group email. To request the Zoom link for Meeting for Worship, please contact us at gcmmlincoln@gmail.com

In person, outdoors on the lawn at Goose Creek, every Sunday EXCEPT the first Sunday of the month.
If you plan to join us for outdoor worship, please read these guidelines ahead of time.

Street Address:

18204 Lincoln Road

Purcellville, VA 20132

Postal Address:

PO Box 105

Lincoln, VA 20160

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