COVID-19 Information and Resources

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

Diversity

  • Does your vision of a just society include people living their lives without fear of discrimination based on who they are, what they believe, and whom they love?
  • Are we willing to be in communion with each other, open to our differences yet secure in the one Spirit that calls us. all to be Friends?
  • Do my decisions reflect the voices of people of color, people of different sexual identities, people of different ages and economic condition? Do I take the risks that right action demands?
  • Do I seek out and listen to perspectives that promote equal access, inclusion, and welcome for people of all cultures and backgrounds?
  • How do we work toward creating a community of different people, rather than being a community that just lets different people in?
  • Do we take the time to see what we want to become as people and as a global community, and do we humbly acknowledge that we have some work to do?

Voices

“There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female; for you all are one in Christ Jesus.”
Galatians 3:28 (ESV)

“There is a principle which is pure, placed in the human mind, which in different places and ages hath different names: it is, however, pure and proceeds from God. It is deep and inward, confined to no form of religion nor excluded from any, where the heart stands in perfect sincerity.”
— John Woolman, 1762

“By getting beyond our differences, we dare to believe that we can bring about a Kingdom of God on earth, where we transcend our differences, not ignoring our disagreements, but finding a way to go through them and beyond our fears. We recognize that this is not easy work, but have faith that this is our work, and it is work that we cannot rightly lay down.”
— Friends for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer Concerns (FLGBTQC) 2007

“The time for healing is now! Let us work to change our pattern of relating with one another into one that honors freedom, equality, and peace. Speak to that of God in each person you meet. Honor their humanity by working to see God inside them.”
— Vanessa Julye, 2009



Calendar

We are once again holding Meeting for Worship in the meeting house from 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Masks must be worn while in the meetinghouse. Please see below for more details.

We are also continuing to offer Meeting for Worship via Zoom. If you would like to receive the Zoom link, please email gcmmlincoln@gmail.com.

Sunday, October 3
9:45 a.m. Meeting for Worship
11:00 a.m. Meeting for Worship with a Concern for Business

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

Sunday, October 10
9:45 a.m. Meeting for Worship
11:00 a.m. Spiritual Practices and How They Ground Us. Catherine Cox and Caroline Pelton will lead this discussion.

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

Sunday, October 17
9:45 a.m. Meeting for Worship

Wednesday, October 20
7:00 p.m. Discussion group

Sunday, October 24
9:45 a.m. Meeting for Worship

Wednesday, October 27
7 p.m. Discussion Group

Sunday, October 31
9:45 a.m. Meeting for Worship
11:00 a.m. Ministry & Worship Committee Meeting

If you choose to join us for worship in the meeting house, please note the following:
Due to the Delta variant, all Friends are asked to wear a mask until further notice, regardless of vaccination status, and observe physical distancing while in the meetinghouse.
Children may participate in in-door Meeting for Worship, masked. Religious Education will be held outside until further notice.
— Those who aren’t comfortable indoors may remain on the porch.
— We will leave the meeting room doors open to facilitate air flow.
— Those attending other events in the meeting house, such as memorials, will be asked to follow the same procedures.


Street Address:

18204 Lincoln Road

Purcellville, VA 20132

Postal Address:

PO Box 105

Lincoln, VA 20160

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