A Transforming Grace

A Transforming Grace

Isaiah, son of Amoz, saw a vision concerning Judah and Jerusalem.   He saw that in the last days, the mountain of God’s House – the temple – would be The Mountain. It would tower over all the other mountains, glorious and strong. From all the nations,...
A Marginal Messiah

A Marginal Messiah

Do justice. Love mercy. Walk humbly.   Live in justice, in righteousness: following the laws that God gave, knowing exactly how best to worship God and act rightly and take care of our neighbors.   Seek after mercy, after kindness: knowing when our call to...
Naaman Healed of Leprosy

Naaman Healed of Leprosy

What does it mean, Friends, to be Children of the Promise? This would be an easier question to think about, of course, if what we had for Scriptures were a divinely inspired catechism or creed. Maybe something in a question and answer format, where the questions would...
God’s Dwelling

God’s Dwelling

The dedication of Solomon’s Temple is one of the grandest occasions described in the Bible. It took seven years to build, and the cost in today’s terms would be over half a billion dollars.   Thirty-three hundred people worked on the project, hewing the stones...
The History of the Meetinghouse

The History of the Meetinghouse

Have you checked out the video that History In Your Own Backyard made about our church building? In it, Ruth Brindle shares about Quaker history, the period of Wilmington history in which the meeting was founded, and why it’s such a distinctive Quaker...
David Hears a Word

David Hears a Word

I liked the book that we used for the children’s message, but the other option that I almost went with was Horton Hears A Who. The book came out in 1954, so I don’t think I’m going to spoil anything by telling you the plot…   There’s an elephant, you see, named...
150th Anniversary Homecoming

150th Anniversary Homecoming

  The attenders of Wilmington Friends Meeting would like to invite you to attend our congregation’s 150th anniversary on October 14th! Tom Hamm, Professor of History and Curator of the Quaker Collection at Earlham College, will be our featured speaker...
Exploring the Ten Commandments: Ten Sets of Queries

Exploring the Ten Commandments: Ten Sets of Queries

This week, after weeks of warnings, my Gmail account told me that I had used up all of my data and that any further emails sent to me were in danger of being returned if I didn’t DO SOMETHING. So, I did! I did something, a pretty common thing: I blamed my spouse for...
News and Updates

News and Updates

Our 150th Anniversary Homecoming is almost here! This is a great time to invite a friend to visit the meeting. Tom Hamm from Earlham College’s history department will be our speaker in morning worship and leading the Adult Sunday School discussion. After...
Joseph’s Hope

Joseph’s Hope

There’s a theme to the stories that we’re reading from the Old Testament, this month and next: you can think of them as being about boundaries, or about journeys across boundaries. Abraham was called to leave his home, leave the place that he new, and go on a journey...