Monthly Archives: March 2023

A community of faith

Good morning, Friends! I hope you’re all doing well this week. I hope you all enjoyed a bit of corned beef and cabbage this week, in honor of St. Patrick’s Day! Every now and then, I ask us to think … Continue reading

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Philip and Mary Glendenning Hoggatt
1687-1783, 1698-1780

Two of the first members of Springfield when it was started in the 1700’s were Philip and Mary Hoggatt. Philip was born in England in 1687 and emigrated to Pennsylvania. Mary Hoggatt was born in Scotland in 1698, and hers … Continue reading

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Honoring our super seniors

Good morning, Friends! Thank you all for coming today. This morning, as part of our 250th Anniversary celebration here at Springfield, we are honoring the older members of our meeting. The Bible has a lot to say about the elders … Continue reading

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The Christian Education wing

By the mid-1960s, Springfield Friends Meeting was bulging at the seams. The Baby Boom was in full swing, and under the pastoral leadership of Max Rees, attendance at worship was regularly topping 200 people. Facilities for meals were inadequate, and … Continue reading

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Knock, knock. . .

Good morning, Friends! I’m so glad to see you all here today. Last week, we had a really good time together, talking about prayer. The disciples asked Jesus, “Lord, teach us to pray!” And Jesus taught them a prayer they … Continue reading

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