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Herndon Friends Meeting

We are using a hybrid format for Meeting for Worship, with in-person and Zoom options. Vaccinated people ages 5 and up and unvaccinated children under age 5 are welcome to join in person, wearing masks.
 
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. 

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, Inga Erickson, by filling out this form. https://forms.gle/3qdrB6qJA3MeLpka9 

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

On Sunday we planted a White Oak and an Eastern Redbud seedlings, knowing that the time to plant trees to eventually replace the mature ones is now. White Oaks are the host plant to over 500 species of caterpillars, the most of any of our native trees, and are the most important tree in our ecosystem in many other ways besides.

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The 2021 list of Officers and Committee members for Herndon Friends was presented by the Nominating Committee and approved at Meeting for Business on December 13, 2020.

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In the spring of 2020, we decided to put solar panels on our roof to generate enough power to completely offset our use.

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Herndon Friends have a long history supporting Cornerstones (previously known as Reston Interfaith).

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Answers to frequently asked questions.

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In the interest of keeping everyone healthy, and doing our part to contain the spread of COVID-19, indoor Meeting for Worship is restricted to people who have completed their COVID vaccinations at least two weeks before.

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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.