Category Archives: Newsletter articles

Temptation

Good morning, Friends! Christmas has been over for a long time now. Valentine’s Day is history, today we changed our clocks, St. Patrick’s Day is next week. What’s left? Easter, of course! Easter is just six weeks away. It’s the … Continue reading

Posted in Newsletter articles | Leave a comment

Yardley Warner – the Freedman’s Friend (March 2019)

Of all the Quakers who are buried at Springfield Friends Cemetery, one of the least-known and most interesting is a man named Yardley Warner. He was born in Pennsylvania in 1815, and he and his family were active on the … Continue reading

Posted in Newsletter articles | Leave a comment

Communion (February 2019)

At a recent Wednesday night Bible study session, we were looking at the story of the Last Supper in the gospel of Mark. Several people in the group asked, “Is this about communion?” Over the last two thousand years, Christians … Continue reading

Posted in Newsletter articles | Leave a comment

A time to give thanks (November 2018)

In just three weeks, it will be Thanksgiving time again. We’ll all be reminded of how important it is to thank God for our blessings throughout the year. This week, though, I’ve been thinking thankfully about all of the different … Continue reading

Posted in Newsletter articles | Leave a comment

Yes, we do! (October 2018)

I was out walking one morning a few years ago and I found this message scrawled in chalk on the sidewalk by a student at Earlham College. I whipped out my camera and captured it, and I’ve been enjoying it … Continue reading

Posted in Newsletter articles | Leave a comment

How can I help the meeting (August 2018)

Almost everywhere I visit, in almost every phone call I make, people say, “I wish I could help more!” A lot of the time, they add, “But I don’t know what to do.” Well, our buildings are in pretty good … Continue reading

Posted in Newsletter articles | Leave a comment

Right beneath our feet (July 2018)

Every summer, our family tries to spend our vacation at a cottage in Vermont. It’s been in the family for almost 100 years now, and it’s one of the most peaceful places I know. It’s up on a mountain road … Continue reading

Posted in Newsletter articles | Leave a comment

Firefly time (June 2018)

I love summer time. In the evening, the sun hangs low and makes impossible shapes filled with gold and green. The sound of lawn mowers dies away for the day. People come out to walk their dogs and water their … Continue reading

Posted in Newsletter articles | Leave a comment

Easter = Resurrection (April 2018)

Christ the Lord is risen today, Alleluia!All creation, join to say, Alleluia!Raise your joys and triumphs high, Alleluia!Sing, ye heavens, and earth reply: Alleluia! It isn’t about plastic grass or rabbits. It doesn’t have anything to do with colored eggs … Continue reading

Posted in Newsletter articles | Leave a comment

Numbers, numbers. . . (February 2018)

You’ve heard the old saying that numbers aren’t everything. That’s true – numbers don’t always reflect love and commitment, prayer and spiritual strength. But numbers can help us to focus and re-direct our effort sometimes. It’s a commonplace observation that … Continue reading

Posted in Newsletter articles | Leave a comment