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

Thursday, 7:00 PM: Bible Study: We'll pick up the story at Mark 10:32 this Fifth Day evening and hope to make it to Jerusalem's gates by the end of the hour - come join us at this important part of the journey!

Saturday, 2:00 PM: Memorial Service for Betty Poynton (details below)

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

10:30 AM: Meeting for Worship

12:00 PM: Peace and Social Concerns Committee open meeting on AFSC priorities (see details below)

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, 10:30 AM: Meeting for Worship

Potluck Lunch

12:30 PM: Meeting for Business

                            

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From Care and Counsel: A memorial service to remember the life of Betty Poynton will be held at 2 PM on Saturday, December 1st, in the Living Room at Friends Homes West.

From Peace and Social Concerns Committee: At noon on December 2nd, the Peace and Social Concerns Committee will hold a special open meeting for anyone at Friendship Meeting who would like to provide input to the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) as they set their national priorities for the coming year. AFSC has specifically invited Quaker Meetings to provide input by December 15th and has identified an input process. We encourage you to attend and help us formulate a response to AFSC.

From Susan Wilson: Our annual FFM Christmas Party will be held Sunday December 16th, from 4-6 PM. All are welcome!!! Please bring finger foods or goodies to share. Hospitality will provide beverages. Neil Swenson will be pulling together the entertainment portion of our party, so if you'd like to offer something to us that evening, please be in touch with Neil.

From Finance Committee: Friendship Friends Meeting Reports from Quaker and Local Service Organizations – for 2019 Budgeting
As part of the process to determine a budget for 2019, the Finance Committee has received reports of the work and impact of organizations which have been supported in the past and/or are asking for support in the 2019 budget.  These reports are made as part of the beginning of a new three-year cycle.
 
These reports address the following questions.
1) What is the mission of the organization?
2) How does this organization contribute to Quaker Witness?
3) How much impact will our donation have on the work of the organization?
4) How should Friendship prioritize funding to this organization?  Highest priority, or a priority, or if funds are available

Please read these reports to be informed on the work of these organizations and the involvement of Friendship Meeting as we consider the budget for 2019.

From Lloyd Lee Wilson: I have posted all the reports supporting our budget process for donations to Quaker & other organizations in a Google folder at 

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1egcKDb5o00tJ3A4X6beOutcUSkBL-bYO.

Anyone who would like to review these reports prior to our next meeting for business is encouraged to click on this link.

The newsletter from Raleigh Friends Meeting is attached to this newsletter.

From Sara White at New Garden Friends Meeting: Come check out the Alternative Christmas at New Garden
Eat, Chat, & Shop: December 9th, 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM.
We invite refugees and non-profit organizations to display their valuable work and offer us ways to give to friends and family by buying gifts and honor cards. This then helps refugees support themselves and organizations to help others.
Lunch and treats will also be available for purchase.
Those participating include,
Taste The World            Turkish Crafts
Ten Thousand Villages Urban Ministry
Nana’s Treats                Renaissance Cooperative
Biz Kids                        Juana’s Items
Gate City Quilt Guild     AFSC
Quaker House              Ecuadorian Crafts

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Query 11:  Do we reverence that of God in every human being with concern for the needs of each individual? Are we seeking to rectify existing social injustice and racial discrimination in our local communities and in the world at large?

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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

 

 

The meeting website is: friendshipmeeting.org.

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