Friends General Conference

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Herndon Friends Meeting

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 consists of all ages, religious backgrounds, races, education, sexual orientation, gender identity, and classes. 

Meeting Times

Every Sunday
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

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

A report to Baltimore Yearly Meeting, answering the following queries:

As we wait expectantly for Divine Guidance, how deep are our Meetings for Worship and Meetings for Business? 

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This year, we are delighted that twenty-four schools in Fairfax County have chosen Student Peace Award recipients, the highest participation rate so far: Annandale, Cedar Lane, Centreville, Chantilly, Fairfax, Hayfield, Herndon, King Abdullah Academy, Lake Braddock, Langley, Lee, Madison, Marshall, McLean, Mount Vernon, Mountain View,  Oakton, Quander Road, Robinson, South Lakes, Thomas Jefferson HS for Science and Technology, West Potomac, Westfield, and Woodson.

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April 2018 issue is now available!

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Nominating Committee report approved at Meeting for Business on January 14, 2018

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An FCNL (Friends Committee on National Legislation) Advocacy Team is underway in Northern Virginia.

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

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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:
Herndon Friends Meeting
Treasurer
P.O. Box 88
Herndon, VA 20172
United States
Meeting Times: 

Every Sunday
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

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. 

Walk cheerfully over the earth, answering that of God in everyone. - George Fox