Welcome Friends!!

Religious Society of Friends (Quaker)
Friendship Friends Meeting

1103 New Garden Road - Greensboro, North Carolina 27410
Susan Carlyle - 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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Monday, Happy New Year!

Tuesday: no Quiet Tuesday this week; Quiet Tuesday will resume next week.

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

Thursday, 6:30 PM: Men’s group

Sunday, 9:00 AM: various committees meet

10:30 AM: Meeting for Worship

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From David Brown and the Fundraising Committee:  Greetings,

 

Time is running out. The tax bill signed by President Trump a few days ago includes a blow against charities. Gifts made to your favorite charity in the next four (4) days will have the favorable affect that tax payers have enjoyed for 100 years. That ends on January 1, 2018. Next year charities will lose millions  of dollars, not because they need less but because the new tax law reduces the benefit to those who donate to them.

 

We at Friendship Friends Meeting appeal to you to make donations to your favorite charities with gifts post-marked on or before December 31, 2017. After that date you can suffer the loss of your tax deductible benefit.

 

Consider a gift to Friendship Friends Meeting, P. O. Box 8652, Greensboro, NC  27419-0652 today, even if you have donated in the past months or days. Gifts will be applied to the matching challenge which, when met, will help finance the cost of our new meeting room.

 

With only four (4) days left for favorable treatment you will understand the urgency of this request.

 

We thank you for considering a gift in an amount fitting your ability to give.

Please indicate on your check: For the new building.

 

From Susan Carlyle: Just for information to Friends:
Joan Tillotson has arranged for the sale of her car. For a couple of weeks, her red car will be parked at the bottom of our lot at 1103 New Garden Rd. It will not have a tag on it.

Also, please check the AFSC website for exciting year-end news and events.

From Stacey Che: Dear Friendship Friends Meeting,

Thank you so much for organizing the Angel Tree Holiday Gift Project for the family of 9! I delivered the presents to the family on Monday, December 18th with the help of a fellow AmeriCorps member and am delighted to report that the they were absolutely surprised and delighted by all the wonderful presents and outpouring of love and support that they received from their new community.

We let the family know beforehand that Friendship Friends Meeting had prepared gifts for everyone and I don’t know how many presents the family expected to receive, but I can certainly say that it was not two whole cars filled to the brim with wrapped packages of all shapes and sizes. There were so many presents to carry inside that the children made a game of just trying to pick up as many as possible at one time, laughing with delight when we would open yet another car door or trunk to reveal even more colorfully wrapped presents.

In addition to all the thoughtful and wonderful presents, fresh food, and gift cards that Friendship Friends Meeting provided for the family, I think that they were also deeply moved to learn that there were already so many people in their new Greensboro community who welcomed them, cared about them, and worked together to make sure that they could enjoy a warm and happy holiday season. I showed the family the photo that we took of the entire Meeting at the holiday party and the mother and father studied the photograph for a particularly long time, looking at all the individual faces and pointing to the photo and saying many times “Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you.”

On behalf of the CWS Greensboro office and family of 9, thank you so much for providing this family with an unforgettable experience of warmth, welcome, and love as they approach their first month in the United States!

Stacey Che

Volunteer Coordinator at CWS

 

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Query 12: Do we welcome newcomers and non-members to our meetings? Are they encouraged to share in Meeting activities and to consider membership when they are in agreement with the principles and practices of Friends? Are our younger members appointed to committees and encouraged to share in other responsibilities of the Meeting? Do we visit one another frequently, remembering those who may be lonely? Does this visitation and caring extend beyond the members of our own Meeting?

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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.

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

The meeting website is: friendshipmeeting.org.

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