Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Williamsburg Friends Meeting

ESR Associate Professor of Pastoral Studies and Williamsburg Pastor Phil Baisley helps us continue our series of introductions to area meetings with this invitation to join them in worship:

About nine miles northwest of Richmond, on U.S.35, the road to Muncie, lies the town of Williamsburg. If you’re coming from Richmond, the first thing you see as you round the bend into Williamsburg is the Friends meetinghouse. It’s been there almost 120 years. The people haven’t been there quite as long.

The sign in front of the building reads: YOU WILL FIND A WELCOME HERE. The pastor put those words up a decade ago and said he’d leave them there until the meeting proved them wrong. They’re still there.

Williamsburg Friends are a group of warm, caring people who love God and their community.

We’re traditional, yet flexible, and open to new ways of worshiping and serving God.

We’re like a family, but we welcome new faces. It doesn’t take long to feel right at home.

We’re serious about studying the Bible, but we find fun ways to do it.

Our atmosphere is relaxed, our dress is casual, our invitation is cordial, and our friendliness is sincere.

In a world that is both “wired” and disconnected, we offer, in the words of Jonathan Larson, “connection in an isolating age.” In a world filled with too much noise, a little bit of quiet. In a world moving by too rapidly, a place to stop and breathe in the Spirit.

We worship on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. and fully expect God to show up. More often than not, God does. See for yourself.

Contacts:         Phil Baisley (pastor, 765-977-5167, baislph@earlham.edu)
                        Joyce Crull (clerk, 765-886-5700)

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