Middletown Preparative Meeting

Visit to: Middletown Preperative Meeting

Bucks Quarter

Friends gathered for Fifth Day Worship this morning after a brief period of fellowship with and treats for the Meetinghouse horse. We met on the front porch of this pristine, historical Quaker gem on what was among the absolute finest of Spring days.

This Meetinghouse has not had regular Worship for some years, save for the traditional gathering on Thanksgiving morning. Friends found themselves eager to begin regular weekday Worship here, and decided to continue the traditional Fifth Day time for now and call a business meeting at some point to discern future plans. We were inspired by the opportunity to invite others to join us at a time when they were free of responsibilities with their own Meetings, and welcomed the opportunity to invite ‘lower-case’ friends from other faith traditions to sit in Worship with us midweek.

After meeting for almost three hours, Friends closed with silent Worship and rose to sign the register and spoil the horse some more. We went on our ways refreshed with new ideas and inspiration for this place, and visions of an upcoming ice cream social and a potluck dinner, the cornerstone of any robust Quaker Community! — Paul Indorf, June 1, 2017 Acommpanied by: Paul and Fran Sheldon, Judy Reese, Shakespeare (service dog), Jenifer Elam, Roscoe (dog). And Patience, the horse.