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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 Fifth Month

Integrity

  • How do we seek truth by which to live? How do we recognize it?
  • In what ways does my life speak of my beliefs and values?
  • Do I strive to be truthful at all times, avoiding judicial oaths?
  • In what way is my life in harmony with truth as I know it?
Voices

“The essence of early Quakerism is precisely in a demand for complete integrity of the individual in relation to God, to other people, to self.”
— Cecil Hinshaw, 1964

“Be patterns, be examples in all countries, places, islands, nations, wherever you come; that your carriage and life may preach among all sorts of people, and to them. Then you will come to walk cheerfully over the world, answering that of God in every one; whereby in them ye may be a blessing, and make the witness of God in them to bless you. Then to the Lord God you will be a sweet savour and blessing.”
— George Fox, 1653

“Friends consider integrity a way of life. In the stillness of worship we come in the Divine Presence and open ourselves to the Light; we hide nothing of who we are. In keeping with that openness of spirit, Friends express themselves with honesty in their dealings with others. Plain truth needs no decorative flourishes. We speak with simple clarity to reflect in our words the reality of our perceptions and thoughts.”
Intermountain Yearly Meeting, 2006

“…and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with they God.”
— Micah 6:8b (KJV)



Calendar

Sunday, May 3
9:45 a.m. Meeting for Worship via Zoom
11:15 a.m. Meeting for Worship with a Concern for Business via Zoom

Sunday, May 10
9:45 a.m.  Meeting for Worship via Zoom

Sunday, May 17
9:45 a.m. Meeting for Worship via Zoom

Sunday, May 24
9:45 a.m. Meeting for Worship via Zoom

Sunday, May 31
9:45 a.m. Meeting for Worship via Zoom

Street Address:

18204 Lincoln Road

Purcellville, VA 20132

Postal Address:

PO Box 105

Lincoln, VA 20160

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