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Herndon Friends Meeting

Please note: In-person Meeting for Worship is cancelled until further notice.  For further info, see article below.

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.

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

In the interest of keeping everyone healthy, and doing our part to contain the spread of COVID-19, we have decided to cancel in-person Meeting for Worship until further notice. For more information, click on this headline.

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The 2020 Student Peace Awards of Fairfax County, held Sunday, March 1, recognized high school junior and senior students at 24 public and two private high schools in the county who made a positive contribution to their school or wider community by promoting mutual understanding and respect for all people.

Held at the Stacy C. Sherwood Community Center in Fairfax, sponsors, family and friends celebrated the accomplishments of the recipients at a public reception.

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The Herndon Light newsletter for February 2020 is now available!

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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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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
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.