Monthly Archives: May 2023

A meal at Springfield in 1869

Five years after the end of the Civil War, Springfield had started rebuilding. With the help of the Baltimore Association, schools were being re-built, the Model Farm had started, and a new generation of teachers and ministers was being trained … Continue reading

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Study war no more

Good morning, Friends! Thank you all for coming to worship today. I know it’s been kind of overcast today, and many people were looking forward to sunshine for the holiday weekend. So thank you for being here today. As you … Continue reading

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Rufus King – Confederate soldier turned Quaker minister

Most people who come to Springfield Friends are familiar with Allen Jay, the Quaker minister from Indiana who came here for 8 years and helped rebuild the spiritual life, the economy and the educational system of the area. He rescued … Continue reading

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What did we learn?

This month we’ve had a couple of all-hands-on-deck, knock-out events here at Springfield. They’ve been fun and they were exhilarating, but now we’re all kind of catching our breath. Our 250th birthday was just two weeks ago, and then the … Continue reading

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Incident at the close of the Civil War

Springfield Monthly Meeting never closed its doors during the Civil War. Meeting was held regardless of conditions. When the war closed, troops of ragged, war-worn soldiers were struggling to get home, some with worn out horses and more walking. Often … Continue reading

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A Meal at Springfield in 1869

Five years after the end of the Civil War, Springfield had started rebuilding. With the help of the Baltimore Association, schools were being re-built, the Model Farm had started, and a new generation of teachers and ministers was being trained … Continue reading

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The Thelma Jarvis Tea

The English Tea, organized by the Sara R. Haworth Mission Circle, is a Springfield institution. Every other year, over 100 women gather for a lavish English-style tea, with scones, jams, trifle and cucumber sandwiches. The Tea is in memory of … Continue reading

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