Friends General Conference

Together we nurture the spiritual vitality of Friends

Gainesville Quakers

" . . . walk cheerfully over the world, answering that of God in everyone . . . "

George Fox

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.

UPDATE: 3/24/2020

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we will not be meeting in person for worship.  Virtual worship using the ZOOM platform is available beginning 3/29/2020.  Request additional details by email using the CONTACT EMAIL link in the panel to the right.

Meeting Times

Gainesville Quaker Meeting

Meeting for Worship:  First Day  (Sunday)  11:00 am

First Day School:        First Day 11:15 am

Fellowship:                 First Day 12:00 pm

Meeting for Worship for Business:  Second First Day of the Month:  12:45 pm

What's New

This page includes various resources related to non-violent action.  It includes videos, books, workshops, articles and other things that may relate to aspects of non-violent direct action.

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This page will have various things that the Meeting community wishes to share: writing, poetry, art, whatever.

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This article was published in the Independent Florida Alligator on August 17, 2020 (The link is below.)

Gainesville civil rights activist shares her perspective on activism today

Jean Chalmers wouldn’t say her age.

“It’s intrusive, and it serves no purpose,” she said.

She doesn’t want her words to be disregarded or their importance diminished, and labeling women with their age does just that, she said.

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During the COVID-19 health crisis, many regularly scheduled meetings are being held virtually.  To obtain links:

Third Sunday afternoon

Peace and Social Concerns and Earth Care Committees

email Gail Stallings:  [email protected]

Tuesday Lunch (every Tuesday noon - 1 pm)

Spiritual Deepening (Wednesday 5:30 - 7:30)

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The Earth Care and Peace and Social Concerns Committees are now publishing a newsletter.  The newsletter can be found under the RESOURCES tab.

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The Earth Care and Peace and Social Concerns Committees are publishing a newsletter which is emailed to all members of the Gainesville Quaker Community with an active email address.

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Worship with us!

352-372-1070
Gainesville Quaker Meetinghouse
702 NW 38th Street
Gainesville, FL 32607
United States
Meeting Times: 

Gainesville Quaker Meeting

Meeting for Worship:  First Day  (Sunday)  11:00 am

First Day School:        First Day 11:15 am

Fellowship:                 First Day 12:00 pm

Meeting for Worship for Business:  Second First Day of the Month:  12:45 pm

Accessibility

Fully handicapped accessible

Hearing assistance in the Meeting Room





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