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.

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

Mid-Week Meeting      Fourth Day 5:30 pm

What's New

The June 2018 newsletter is here.

it can be read online or downloaded.

Public

The Advanced AVP workshop focuses on the underlying causes of violence, both in ourselves and in the world we live in. It is designed to give participants opportunities to rebuild community, review in depth the concept of Transforming Power and proceed to set individual and group goals for the focus of the remainder of the workshop. (Prerequisite: Completion of Basic Workshop). The Focus Topic will be The Power of Truth.

Schedule:

Friday:      5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

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Are you asking some of the 'big questions' about your life?

Quakers have often been called Seekers, not because we have answers, but because we ask questions.

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Gainesville Quaker Meeting has begun a Wednesday night Meeting.

5:30 pm ---- 30 minutes of program consisting of Spiritual Explorations, including (among others)

                   Bible, Koran, Torah, and other texts

                   meditation

                   Quaker thought and philosphy

                   early Quaker writings

6:00 pm ---  simple meal

7:00pm ---  Meeting for Worship

Public

The May, 2018 Newsletter is available to download or read online.

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The April, 2018 newsletter is available to be read or downloaded.

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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

Mid-Week Meeting      Fourth Day 5:30 pm

Accessibility

Fully handicapped accessible

Hearing assistance in the Meeting Room

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