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Nobody knows

Good morning, Friends! Today is the first Sunday of Advent. I’m not sure it really feels like Christmas. We’ve got some decorations up. We sang our first Christmas carols this morning. But mentally and physically, most of us are still … Continue reading

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Quaker quotations on quiet worship

And, my dear Friends, keep your Meetings, and ye will feel the Seed of God among you all, though never a word be spoken among you. And be faithful, that ye may answer that of God in every one. And … Continue reading

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Seeking shelter from the storm

message by Tom Terrell This morning rather than finding Biblical scripture in your bulletins you’ll see a poem and some lyrics to a song, both of them written by Nobel Prize winners in literature. William Butler Yeats wrote his poem, … Continue reading

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The Museum of Old Domestic Life

The Museum of Old Domestic Life is one of the hidden treasures of High Point. It’s filled with everyday items from Quaker families who lived in Guilford and Randolph Counties in the 1800s. You’ll find hundreds of things from everyday … Continue reading

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Saints and Witnesses

Good morning, Friends! Thank you all for coming today. Today we’ve got a kind of a double header. We’re coming up on All Saints Day, which in the rest of the Christian church is a very big deal. Back in … Continue reading

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Quaker Place Names in High Point

Springfield Road named for Springfield Friends Meeting, founded in 1773, celebrating our 250th birthday in 2023! Archdale formerly known as Bush Hill, the city’s name was changed in honor of John Archdale (1642-1717) a Quaker who served as governor of … Continue reading

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The First Sunday School in North Carolina

The first Sunday Schools were started by Robert Raikes in England in 1780, seven years after the founding of Springfield Friends Meeting. Raikes felt sorry for the many “little miserable wretches” in England who worked six days a week. He … Continue reading

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The Old School Bell

Just outside the office entrance at Springfield is a large cast-iron bell. 20 inches in diameter, it weighs well over 165 pounds and stands on its own brick platform. Cast into the stand are the words, “C.S. Bell Co., Hillsboro, … Continue reading

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History of the Picnic Shelter

The History of the Picnic Shelter by Sandra Culler The original picnic shelter was built in 1956 with $500 donated by the John J. Blair class. The total cost was not to exceed $2,000. For many years, the front half … Continue reading

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Branches of the vine

“I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. You … Continue reading

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