Friends General Conference

Nurturing faith and Quaker practice

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.

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

The January 2018 Newsletter can be read or downloaded here.

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Give our local plants a chance.  Gather at the meeting at 9:00 am on Saturday, January 27, 2018 in warm clothes, shoes that can get muddy, and prepare to collect exotic invasive plants and trash from our woods to make them a better place for the creatures that live there.  With buckets, trash bags, and latex gloves  provided by the City of Gainesville, we spend two hours enjoying the woods and each other’s company while taking bright red berries off Coral Ardisia (Ardisia crentata) plants before digging them up or pulling them up by the roots.

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The first Quaker Market Dinner of the year will be held on January 13.  The menu will consist of South and Central American foods. Proceeds from the January dinner will benefit the Guatemalan scholarship fund.

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Susan Nugent, a Climate Reality Project leader, will talk about the Citizens’ Climate Lobby’s approach to lobbying, which starts with building relationships, and calls for finding for areas of agreement before opening conversations with legislators.

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These pdf files contain useful information and guidance for recording clerks, including sample minutes, advice on discerning the sense of the meeting, and the archiving of

meeting records.

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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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Calendar Information
Calendar Information can be found under EVENTS.