Dear Friends,

My husband and I recently had the opportunity to spend a few days with one of our daughters, who lives in Brooklyn, New York. While travel and the city itself are somewhat overwhelming for me, the trip turned out to be an enjoyable and rewarding experience. We visited the 9/11 Memorial, rode the Staten Island Ferry, from which we got a clear view of the Statue of Liberty, walked across the Brooklyn Bridge, visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art, got to see a taping of a Rachael Ray show, saw parts of Central Park and Brooklyn Bridge Park, and enjoyed some really good cuisine. One of the most rewarding experiences (besides spending time with our daughter!) was attending a service at Brooklyn Friends Meeting. It was an unprogrammed worship service, so we sat in complete silence for a good portion of the hour. As friends began to share, I felt the connection with our service back home so deeply that I wanted to share a bit of what I knew we would be doing that day. Donnie York had been scheduled to sing "How Great Thou Art", so I invited the attendees to join me in the singing of that great hymn. The acoustics of the building were beautiful, and a few did indeed join me. Another worshiper shared something a friend of hers had once said, and it made a lasting impression on me as well. She said, "Remember friends, when you are seeking the Light, the Light is also seeking you." Comforting, isn't it? And good to know!!

Blessings, my friends!


Everyone is welcome at Archdale Friends Meeting. Each individual is loved and respected. There is that of God in each person and we desire to help each person find the path to Christ and His salvation.