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Herndon Friends Meeting

Please note: We have temporarily moved all our events to Zoom.  For further info, click here.

Herndon Friends Meeting (Quakers) is a worshiping community of seekers and invites everyone to join us.  We believe that the spirit of God, also called the Inner Light, the Inner Christ, or Spirit, is within each person.  This core belief drives our commitment to equality, simplicity, peace, integrity, community, and stewardship. 

Our weekly service (the Meeting for Worship) consists of gathering in silent worship in the presence of God, with a sense of prayerful expectation. 

Quakerism grew out of the Christian tradition in England in the mid-1600s.  The Bible is one source of inspiration, but new insights and understandings can come to each of us, without an intermediary such as a paid minister.  

We are all ministers in that we have the obligation to speak to the Truth that we know.  Sometimes we are led to share these new understandings out of the silence in the Meeting for Worship. We believe that every person is loved by the Divine Spirit.  Our community welcomes and affirms attenders of all ages, religious backgrounds, races, education, classes, sexual orientation, and gender identity (LGBTQ+).

Audio assistance is available via headsets and a loop system. The Meetinghouse is handicapped accessible.

What to expect when you visit for the first time......

Meeting Times

Every Sunday - via Zoom
10:15-10:30 am: Hymn singing
10:30-11:30 am: Meeting for Worship
10:45-11:30 am: Programs for Children
11:30 am: Introductions and announcements
11:40 am: Fellowship and refreshments 

First Sunday of each Month
11:45 am: Potluck lunch for all (via Zoom)

Second Sunday of each Month 
     (except May and July)
9:00-10:00 am: Meeting for Business

Children

Preschool and elementary school children meet for storytelling and discussion from 9:30 - 10:00 on first and fourth Sundays of the month. 

Teens attend the first 15 minutes of Meeting for Worship then go into a breakout room for lessons and discussion.  

Herndon Friends Meeting is a member of the Baltimore Yearly Meeting Religious Society of Friends.  We also sponsor the Fauquier Friends Worship Group in Bealeton, Virginia. 

What's New

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The Herndon Light newsletter for April 2020 is available.  Subsequent newsletter publication has been discontinued.  News and announcements are now distributed to the email list-serve.  To join

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The December 2020 Minutes of Meeting for Business are now available.  No Meetings for Business in May, July, or September.

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At our Meeting for Business on Sunday, October 13, Herndon Friends agreed to adopt the practice suggested by the BYM Growing Diverse Leadership Committee, to test decisions we make using the following queries: 

1.   How could this decision affect those who have been harmed by racist behavior?

2.   To what degree have privilege, class, stereotypes, assumptions, and our ability to include other perspectives affected this decision? Will this decision promote equity, diversity, and inclusiveness? Will it enable us to be more friendly and whole?

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The December 2019 Minutes of Meeting for Business are now available.  January 2019 Meeting for Business was cancelled due to snow.  No Meetings for Business in May, July, or September.

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All Herndon Light newsletters published in 2019 are listed here. 

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The 23 recipients of the 2019 Student Peace Awards were honored at a reception on March 10 at the Sherwood Community Center in Fairfax.

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Worship with us!

703-736-0592
Herndon Friends Meeting House
660 Spring St.
Herndon, VA 20170
United States
Contributions may be sent to this address or by using the DONATE button below:
Herndon Friends Meeting
P.O.Box 88
Herndon, VA 20172
United States
Meeting Times: 

Every Sunday - via Zoom
10:15-10:30 am: Hymn singing
10:30-11:30 am: Meeting for Worship
10:45-11:30 am: Programs for Children
11:30 am: Introductions and announcements
11:40 am: Fellowship and refreshments 

First Sunday of each Month
11:45 am: Potluck lunch for all (via Zoom)

Second Sunday of each Month 
     (except May and July)
9:00-10:00 am: Meeting for Business

Children

Preschool and elementary school children meet for storytelling and discussion from 9:30 - 10:00 on first and fourth Sundays of the month. 

Teens attend the first 15 minutes of Meeting for Worship then go into a breakout room for lessons and discussion.  

Herndon Friends Meeting is a member of the Baltimore Yearly Meeting Religious Society of Friends.  We also sponsor the Fauquier Friends Worship Group in Bealeton, Virginia.