" . . . walk cheerfully over the world, answering that of God in everyone . . . "
All are welcome. 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.
A Walk in the Quaker Woods
by Jean Larson with photographs by Bill Mitchell
March 15, 2015.
GAINESVILLE MONTHLY MEETING OF THE RELIGIOUS SOCIETY OF FRIENDS
Personality and Place: The Life and Times of Pendle Hill by Douglas Gwyn
The Ad Hoc Committee on Outreach and Inclusion will present a forum on the results of the year-long investigation and seasoning of various ideas of ways that Gainesville Friends Meeting might choose to structure future outreach events either at the Meetinghouse or in the community. There will be ample opportunity for discussion and questions. PowerPoint slides that form the basis of part of our presentation can be downloaded using the link below.
Sandy Lyon will be in Gainesville on Wednesday, April 22 in the morning and would like to deliver the thank you cards and flowers to the two branches of PNC where we held our peaceful protest in December. She will be at the Quaker Meeting House at 11:00 and plans to carpool to the branch on Newberry Rd and 43rd and then to the branch on 13th by the Mennonite meeting house. We should be done before noon. Hope you can make it.
TIME: May 1, 10:00 am
PLACE: Oak Hammock Retirement Community, in the Oak Room
The Institute of Learning in Retirement invites you to a free lecture: Quakers, Race and Puerto Rican Politics in the Early 20th Century