Second Month updates

 Second Month updates

💟Monthly meeting will be held on 2/18 after worship

💟The yearly Middleton E-Newsletter has been sent to members. Let us know if it was not received and we'll re-send it.


I Corinthians 13: 4-8 (NIV)

4. Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 

5. It does not dishonor others, it is not self seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.

6. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.

7. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always preserves.

8. Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.  


Winter Wonderland

❅Here are some words to think about as we all try to stay warm in our wintery (but beautiful) snowy conditions:

One of our members did some additional research and writes that the definition of "husk" is 'a dry empty shell especially when empty of its contents'. 

Our Clerk has emailed the Monthly Minutes from 1/14 to all members. The minutes are very informative and include information about upcoming OYM virtual meetings.

Please join us on Fifth Day (Thursday) and/or First Day (Sunday) !  

More information about Conservative Quaker Friends Meeting can be found on the Ohio Yearly Meeting website: link here OYM or visit https://ohioyearlymeeting.org/


Merry Christmas

 Middleton Friends Meeting wishes everyone a very Merry Christmas! 🎄

Interested in learning more about Conservative Quaker Faith? Join us this holiday season on Fifth day (Thursday) at 3pm and/or First Day (Sunday) at 10:30am. Additionally, the Ohio Yearly Meeting website has information available. We recommend this website for obtaining correct information about the Religious Society of Friends (Conservative Quakers). Visit: https://ohioyearlymeeting.org/


On 1/14 we will consider 4th and 5th Queries:

4th Query: Believing our bodies to be the temple of God, are we concerned to attain a high level of physical and mental health? To this end are our lives examples of temperance in all things? Do we avoid and discourage the use and handling of intoxicants, tobacco, and improper use of drugs?

5th Query: Are we sensitive to the needs of those around us who may be in less fortunate circumstances? Do we prayerfully consider how we can share one another’s burdens when the need arises? Do we counsel lovingly and prayerfully with those members whose actions in any phase of life give us grounds for concern?

A full list of queries can be found at: https://ohioyearlymeeting.org/query-for-the-month/


Happy Thanksgiving

                             Happy Thanksgiving!

Every day is a day of thanksgiving. However, as we officially celebrate Thanksgiving on 11/23, here are a few selections from the Bible to remember:

1 Chronicles 16:34

" O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good; his mercy endureth for ever.

Colossians 4:2

"Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving"

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

"In every thing give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning thee"

Psalm 50:14

"Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the most High."

(Selected from King James Version)


A Note from our Clerk

A Note from Mary Alice Pino,  Clerk of Middleton Meeting

  • Monthly Meeting will be held 11/19
    • One of the items on the agenda is Query #3:

      Are our homes places of peace, joy, and contentment? Are they an influence for good in the neighborhood, community, and country? Do we set a good Christian example for our children to follow? Are Friends careful that their children realize that our loving Savior will faithfully guide them through life, as they are willing to accept and obey Him? Do we help our children to read and appreciate the Bible?

  • Business meeting will be held on 11/19.  Representative Meeting is the 18th and we could get a fresh report from our representatives


2023 Annual Meeting Minutes

The Annual Sessions of Ohio Yearly Meeting of Friends was held in the Stillwater Meeting House and online, by adjournments from Eighth Month 1 st through Eighth Month 5 th in the year 2023. The Minutes have been published and are available on the Ohio Yearly Meeting website or by clicking on this link:

2023 Minutes



William Penn and George Fox


I recently visited Ohio's Amish country. While many tourists may visit for craft shops, Amish food, and cheese shops it is also important to know the history and culture of the area. Thanks to a member of Middleton's recommendation, we visited 'Behalt' in Berlin, OH. Behalt is a cyclorama that identifies major religious and Biblical events. Although Behalt focuses on the Amish and Mennonite history, I was happy to see that William Penn and George Fox were included in the 10x265 foot painting. Our guide was very well versed in history and included a little bit about Quakers in her discussion. The tour made me realize the importance of our own Quaker heritage in the past, present and future. 

--Carol Rodriguez

Affiliate Member, Middleton Meeting