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Religious Society of Friends (Quaker)
Friendship Friends Meeting

1103 New Garden Road - Greensboro, North Carolina 27410
Susan Carlyle - Clerk
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Meeting/Meeting Member Activities (all new or altered items throughout George appear in blue)

This week

Thursday, 6:30 PM: Men’s Group

Saturday: DAYLIGHT SAVINGS ENDS—TURN YOUR CLOCKS BACK 1 HOUR AT BEDTIME!

Sunday, 9:00 AM: Care & Council and Peace and Social Concerns Committees meet

10:30 AM: Meeting for Worship

11:45 AM: Light lunch, followed by a forum concerning our fundraising for a new building (details below)

Next week

Tuesday, 12:00–4:30 PM: Quiet Tuesday—brown bag lunch, followed by silent opportunities for deepening spiritual practice

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

Thursday, 7:00 PM: Bible Study

Sunday 10:30 AM: Meeting for Worship

                Potluck meal follows

                12:30 PM: Meeting for Business

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From Kembra Howdeshell: The FFM Fundraising Committee invites you to a complimentary light lunch and forum following meeting for worship on November 5th. The Fundraising Committee and Building Committee will provide a short presentation of the architect's final report, the fundraising goal and progress towards the Matching Gift Campaign, and the current activities of the building committee. We encourage everyone to attend to celebrate how far we have come and what exciting opportunities we have ahead for FFM! For questions about the event, please contact Kembra Howdeshell (336-323-1537, kembra@bellsouth.net).

From Susan Carlyle: You are invited to the annual meeting of the North Carolina Friends Historical Society to be held at noon November 11th in the living room of Friends Homes West, 6100 W. Friendly Ave. in Greensboro.

Gwen Gosney Erickson will speak on “Seeking Justice in New Garden: Underground Railroad Lessons.”

New Garden Friends Meeting and Cemetery and the Guilford College Woods were recognized in 2017 by the National Park Service’s National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom initiative.

Erickson is the Friends Historical Collection librarian and archivist at Guilford College.

In connection with the meeting, M. Gertrude Beal’s “The Underground Railroad in Guilford County” is set to debut at the luncheon meeting.

To attend this event, contact Beal at 336-299-8897 or gbeal@guilford.edu. Cost of the luncheon meal is $16.00 per person; the free talk begins at 1 p.m. Please RSVP prior to October 26 for the luncheon and/or the talk.

To purchase the booklet after the meeting, visit https://www.ncfhs.org/. Price for the booklet is $6.50.

From Susan Carlyle: On November 17th at 7 PM, Friends Center Director Wess Daniels will be speaking about his book, A Convergent Model of Renewal: Remixing the Quaker Tradition in a Participatory Culture at Scuppernong Bookstore, 304 South Elm Street.

Wess will be reading from the book and leading a discussion, which will be relevant to understanding how traditions evolve and change, secular and faith-based, alike. 

For more information on the ideas found in the book, you can listen to an interview with Wess on Quaker Faith and Podcast's episode of "Convergent Friends."

From Quaker House: Kimdra Bradley, the new Quaker House director, is beginning to work on a project related to conscientious objection. She would like to contact contacting anyone who has been an conscientious objector. What follows is her description of her project. 

"My scope includes those who avoided the draft through other means ("draft dodgers"), particularly for reasons of conscience (whether a particular war/conflict or against war in general). I will draw up a permissions sheet that will allow the person to specify the use (including possible anonymous aggregate numbers analysis and limiting or including any of the below).

My interests include:

1. Capturing these stories before they are lost.

2. Capturing this part of the Quaker peace testimony. (Individual does not need to have any connection with Quakers or even knowledge of the Quaker peace testimony.)

3. Providing the "rest of the story" of conscientious objection so that it does not stop with the decision and ordeal of declaring and attempting to obtain that status.

4. Understanding how they feel they may or may not have felt supported by their faith communities (including Quaker monthly meetings and other groups) in subsequent years, and what would have been helpful to them in subsequent years. 

5. How their views about war/violence/peace may have changed over time.

It may eventually develop into a book addressing all or some of the above or just information that I include in presentations. At this point, it is very early in the idea formation stage."

If anyone has been a conscientious objector or knows of someone who might like to be a part of this project, please contact Kindra Bradley, Executive Director, Quaker House at:

223 Hillside Avenue

Fayetteville, NC 28301

910-323-3912

qpr@quaker.org

If any of this resonates with you then you should not miss the discussion on the book. Scuppernong has multiple copies of the book for sale.

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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.

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