Last Sunday, while a good number of folks from our Quaker Meeting were on retreat, Kim and I attended services at North Baltimore Mennonite Church. It was, without a doubt, the most welcoming church that I've ever visited. The people were warm, friendly, and down-to-earth.
Last night, we received a knock on the door. It was the pastor of NBMC, come in person to thank us for coming on Sunday and give us a big honking bar of Swiss chocolate as a "glad to know you" gift. No hard-sell, no prosletyzing, just simple fellowship.
While we're by no means about to run off and abandon the Friends, we were very touched by the gesture, and glad for the connection that we made with NBMC.
Oh, and the chocolate's delicious.