" . . . walk cheerfully over the world, answering that of God in everyone . . . "
You are welcome here. Join us for worship.
Quakers, such as those at Gainesville Meeting, make up a small percentage of Friends around the world. Today, unprogrammed Friends collaborate with Friends from all branches of Quakerism.
Quakers who worship in unprogrammed meetings share a way of life, not a set of beliefs. We believe that there is “that of God” in everyone. We seek to experience God directly, within ourselves and in our relationships with others and the world around us. We meet together for worship in local meetings which are inclusive and open to all. Quakerism is a way of life built upon values of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality and stewardship, rather than a written set of beliefs. Quakers have a long-held commitment to putting their faith into direct action in the world.
Quaker meetings offer a place where people can find a real sense of community and are free to challenge, question and explore their own beliefs, values and ideas. Many Quakers describe it as a spiritual home – a place of deep connections; a group of people bound together by an awareness of the sacred in all things and a desire to change the world for the better.
It is the time of year when there are fewer persons after Meeting for Worship and we focus on simple foods such as finger foods. Summertime is also a special time for caring for the foods we prepare. Of course we know about practicing food safety such as quickly refrigerating our foods after cooking foods such as meats, poultry, fish, dairy and eggs.
Members of the Friends community are encouraged to submit information and articles for use in the newsletter.
Down in the Chapel: Religious Life in an American Prison by Josh Dubler, 2013
A bold and provocative interpretation of one of the most religiously vibrant places in America--a state penitentiary
There are two films for June: "Stealing Africa" and "The New Scramble for Africa."
Come celebrate the new noise attenuation tiles in the social room.
Bring a salad and your favorite ice cream toppings to share.
The Hospitality Committee will provide the ice cream.
Worship with us!
Gainesville Quaker Meetinghouse
702 NW 38th Street
Gainesville, FL 32607United States