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 Third Month

Outreach

  • How does my life witness to my Quaker 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?
Voices

“Let all nations hear the sound by word or writing. Spare no place, spare no tongue nor pen, but be obedient to the Lord God, go through the world and be valiant for the truth upon earth; tread and trample all that is contrary under.”
— George Fox, 1656

“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



Calendar

Sunday, March 3
9:45 a.m. Meeting for Worship
11:00 a.m. Meeting for Business

Wednesday, March 6
7:00 p.m. Discussion Group

Saturday, March 9
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Goose Creek and Jane Pancoast Shepherd Scholarship Meeting.
4:00 p.m. to 9 p.m. Movie about Tibetan Farm House that may be installed at Friends Wilderness Center, followed by dinner and star-gazing — at FWC.

Sunday, March 10
9:45 a.m.  Meeting for Worship
11:00 a.m. Meditating on Scripture the Quaker Way

Wednesday, March 13
7:00 p.m. Discussion Group

Saturday, March 16 – Sunday, March 17
Junior Young Friends Conference
Frederick Friends Meeting

Sunday, March 17
9:00 a.m. Unity With Nature Committee Meeting
9:45 a.m. Meeting for Worship
11:00 a.m. Presentation: Mimi Westervelt: “Gender dimensions of land change among indigenous Maasai in southern Kenya.”
4:00 p.m. Music with a Cause, featuring Moonlit in the Sun — at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Purcellville

Wednesday, March 20
7:00 p.m. Discussion Group

Friday, March 22
2 p.m. Spiritual Formation Group

Sunday, March 24
9:45 a.m. Meeting for Worship
11:00 a.m. Ministry & Oversight Committee Meeting

Wednesday, March 27
7:00 p.m. Discussion Group

Sunday, March 31
9:45 a.m. Meeting for Worship

Save the Date!

Friday, April 5, to Sunday, April 7
Young Friends Conference at Goose Creek

Saturday, April 6
Peace and Social Concerns Committee Networking Day
Sidwell Friends School

Friday, April 26 to Sunday, April 28
Family Camp Weekend
Shiloh Quaker Camp (Hood, VA)

Sunday, April 21
Easter Breakfast!

Street Address:

18204 Lincoln Road

Purcellville, VA 20132

Postal Address:

PO Box 105

Lincoln, VA 20160

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