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Herndon Friends Meeting

We are using a hybrid format for Meeting for Worship, with in-person and Zoom options. Fully vaccinated people ages 5 and up  (meaning vaccinated and boosted if enough time has passed and in a CDC approved age range to be eligible for a booster) and unvaccinated children under age 5 are welcome to join in person. Masks are optional.

The children join the adults during the first 15 minutes of Meeting for Worship then go out with their teachers (or babysitter, for babies) for the next 45 minutes. Parents are not expected to help with teaching, unless they want to. See this page for details. 
 

Meeting for Worship is from 10:30 to 11:30 am on Sundays. Hymn singing starts at 10:15 am.

Meeting for Business is usually held from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on the second Sunday of each month.  Consult the calendar for exact dates.

On the third Sunday of each month, there will usually be a First Hour Discussion at 9:00 a.m., in person and via the same Zoom session.  

You can join by computer, cell phone, or land line.  Please try to join 10 to 15 minutes before each session, so that we will not need to start over with introductions and orientation.

For questons or information on how to join the Zoom meetings, please contact the Clerk, Meg Wallace, by filling out this form. https://forms.gle/BE7cpkU96f2wA9XN7  

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 -
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 

First Sunday of each Month
11:45 am: In fine weather, outdoor potluck lunch 

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

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

Minutes of the Monthly Meeting for Business are kept as a permanent record of the corporate decisions and actions taken by the Herndon Friends Meeting. Meetings for Business are held 9-10 times per year.

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December 2018 issue is now available!

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An FCNL (Friends Committee on National Legislation) Advocacy Team is working hard in Northern Virginia. Join us on the first Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Herndon Friends Meeting house.

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This short video describes the spiritual journey of a member of Homewood Friends Meeting in Baltimore.

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Stormwater runoff from impervious surfaces has been ruining our streams and the Chesapeake Bay. Turf grass is not much better than roofs at capturing rainwater.

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When Friends Attend to Business, by Thomas S. Brown. Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, pamphlet.

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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 -
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 

First Sunday of each Month
11:45 am: In fine weather, outdoor potluck lunch 

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

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.