Welcome Friends!!

Religious Society of Friends (Quaker)
Friendship Friends Meeting

1103 New Garden Road - Greensboro, North Carolina 27410
Lloyd Lee Wilson - Clerk
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Weekly Meeting for Worship at 10:30 am each First Day. Child care available for Worship and Business Meetings.
  
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This week

Sunday, 9:00 AM: Worship & Ministry and Care & Counsel Committees meet

10:30 AM: Meeting for Worship—Darlene Stanley will close

12 noon: Peace and Social Concerns Committee meets

             

Next week

Tuesday, 12:30-4:30 PM: Quiet Tuesday

Wednesday, 7:00 PM: Midweek meeting for worship; Prayer Room, 7th floor Woolman Hall, Friends Homes Guilford 

Sunday, October 7: 10:30 AM: Meeting for Worship—Neil Swenson will close

                             Potluck lunch followed by Meeting for Worship with attention to business

                             4 – 6 pm: Quaker Tea at the Meetinghouse

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From Worship and Ministry: our committee has agreed to break meeting; the clerk will conduct introductions and announcements. For the next few weeks, we will indicate who will be breaking meeting so that Friends are assured that this task is being handled.

Quaker Tea: Worship and Ministry Committee invites all members of the meeting, particularly those newer to the meeting to a Quaker Tea on October 7th from 4 to 6 PM. Come enjoy cookies, ice cream, and fruit as we share about our experiences in Meeting for Worship: what does it mean to have a “gathered meeting,” how do various Friends prepare for the experience, etc.? Child care will be provided, although children are also welcome to join the discussion. We look forward to sharing this time together.

Our FFM 50th Anniversary Celebration and Dinner will be held at the meetinghouse Sunday October 21 from 4-6 pm. We will have a time of celebration in remembrance, reflection and story telling, and share a prepared meal. We need everyone to sign up for the dinner, so we will know how much and what type of food is needed. You may sign up on the sheets in the orange folder in plain view at the meetinghouse or email Susan Wilson at swilson27897@gmail.com. Please let us know if you are vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, or omnivore. 

From Kim CarlyleAfter a few weeks of recess, the Men’s Group will resume meeting regularly — the first and third Thursdays of each month from 6:30pm to 8:00pm — on October 4th. Join us for fellowship, sharing news, and discussion.

From Judy Williams

In February, 2018, a working group was established to look into the feasibility of (and interest in) developing a state-level Friends Committee on North Carolina Legislation (FCNCL).  This working group includes representatives from Raleigh Friends Meeting, Charlotte Friends Meeting, New Garden Friends Meeting, and Durham Friends Meeting.

 

As the working group moves forward in this process, other Meetings in the Piedmont Fellowship of Friends are warmly invited to become involved in these conversations!  If you would be interested in becoming part of this group that is working toward the establishment of FCNCL, please contact Judy Williams (judysum1@gmail.com) for details.

From House and Grounds:  We will have our annual fall workday on Saturday, November 3, to rake leaves, clean gutters, and do other tasks around the grounds, as well as some window washing (inside or out), and invite all who can to participate.  We will be engaged between the hours of 9:30 and 2 pm, and we will be glad to have you there for as long or short a time as your schedule permits, whenever you show up!  (The date changed from the Oct. 27 announced in meeting to avoid a conflict with YM Interim Body meeting.)

From Lloyd Lee Wilson: 

Electronic copies of the 2018 Yearly Meeting Directory are available from the monthly meeting clerk at any time.

A reminder that information about yearly meeting events and documents such as YM Epistle and Summary of Exercises are now available at www.ncymc.org

Additional information about the Poor People's Campaign can be found at https://www.poorpeoplescampaign.org/.  As a part of their discernment and education process, some meetings are also sharing the video of the plenary event held at Friends General Conference's Annual Gathering earlier this summer featuring Rev. William Barber. It is available in full online at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xqaln5eYfSo&feature=youtu.be  

As Hurricane Florence continues to impact our state, the North Carolina Poor People's Campaign extends prayer and support to all families affected by this storm. But beyond prayers, we recommit to the very necessary work of articulating and challenging the disproportionate impacts of climate change too often faced by poor and rural communities. When we talk about the unprecedented intensity and size of a storm such as Florence, further inland than we've seen, that's climate change. When we talk about the slow crawl of the storm, lingering over communities and having more time to cause additional damage, that's climate change. When we talk about the increased unpredictability of the storm's path, beyond the normal margin of error we are accustomed to, that's climate change. And, when we talk about the communities most impacted; rural, eastern, coastal communities--communities of color and modest income communities that have so long borne the brunt and been the victims of our shortcomings as a society, that's an illustration of the inequitable impact of climate change--but also a deeply personal moment in which to reflect and understand why we must address this crisis.

As we stand with our communities in both the immediate recovery and the extended fight against climate change, there are several ways to help.

1) We are assisting in compiling a list of structural hubs (churches, mosques, community centers, etc.) that would be willing to serve as drop-off locations for supplies in the following impacted cities: 1) Raeford (Hoke County); 2) Rowland (Robeson County); 3) Lumberton (Robeson County); 4) Pembroke (Robeson County); 5) Kinston (Lenoir County); 6) Cove City (Craven County); 7) New Bern (Craven County); 8) Fayetteville (Cumberland County); 9) Warsaw (Duplin County); 10) Goldsboro (Wayne County). If you have a contact with a hub in this location please forward that contact info to us by replying to northcarolina@poorpeoplescampaign.org

2) There are needs for teams of people who are able to volunteer and coordinate:

* to drive donations to a storage facility 

* to organize and pack donations at the Durham Fruit Company at 305 South Dillard Street in Durham Monday - Friday from 10 am-6 pm 

* to travel south with tools you know how to use, and/or have 4x4 vehicles

If you can volunteer to meet any of these needs, please provide the information requested in this link

3) For lists of ongoing local efforts for monetary and supply donations, see the links below.    

A Just Florence Recovery

Eastern North Carolina Solidarity-Drop Off + Supplies

NC WARN Hurricane Florence Relief Fund

Episcopal Farmworkers Ministry | haga clic aquí para leer

Durham Friends Meeting's October Newsletter can be found as an attachment to this email.

2018. 

 

Traci Hjelt Sullivan, the Associate Secretary for Development for Friends General Conference is leaving at the end of January 2019. FGC expects to advertise the position during the month of October, do interviews in November and hopefully have someone hired in December so there is an overlap between Traci and her successor. IF you know of any possible candidates please contact Barry Crossno, General Secretary, Friends General Conference at 215-561-1700 x3003.

 

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Query 10Do we endeavor to live in harmony with nature? Are we careful in our stewardship of the world’s irreplaceable resources?

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Don’t forget donations for First Friends Food Bank (please no boxed items such as pasta, because they attract bugs and other nasties). FEMAP would greatly appreciate donations of baby washcloths and adult toothpaste and toothbrushes, adult and baby shampoo, and hand towels.

Lloyd Lee Wilson has established a Google docs folder which will contain the tentative agenda for the month’s Meeting for Business and any reports received in advance. You can access the folder by clicking on the following link:  

 

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1POB2YD8aZMBhafJS8DEobzuHhjQf9P-q?usp=sharing

 

Please send items for this electronic weekly newsletter by Tuesday afternoon to friendship.meeting@gmail.com.

 

 

 

Please send items for this electronic weekly newsletter by Tuesday afternoon to friendship.meeting@gmail.com.

The meeting website is: friendshipmeeting.org.

The meeting library catalog is online at https://www.librarything.com/catalog/FriendshipFLibrary.