Welcome to the web site of Georgetown Friends Church!
We are sure glad that you stopped by for a visit, and hope that you will stop by the church this week for one of our many ministry opportunities or for our service on Sunday Morning.
This web site describes many of our ministries, but words on a computer screen cannot describe the feeling of community. It cannot describe the sensation of connection with God. Nor can reading this page help you understand the love and joy that we share at Georgetown Friends Church because we experience these things through the loving grace and kindness of Jesus Christ. Join us today and begin to understand why we meet and whom we serve.
The Quakers, or the Religious Society of Friends, are an Evangelical Christian Protestant denomination. The term “Quaker” has two reputed origins. One refers to people “quaking” or trembling when feeling moved by the Holy Spirit to speak in Meetings for Worship. The other according to Elfrida Vipont Brown, came about when George Fox was arrested in Derby in October of 1650 and charged with blasphemy. Fox was questioned intermittently over an eight hour period and at one point told the magistrates to “tremble at the word of the Lord.” It was Justice Bennett who coined the name “Quakers” for the followers of George Fox.