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 (through Sunday)

Thursday, 7 PM: Bible Study (Fifth Thursday)

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

10:30 AM: Meeting for Worship

12:00 PM: 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, 10:30 AM: Meeting for Worship

              Potluck Lunch

12:30 PM: Meeting for Business (and annual meeting of the Corporation)

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From Ministry and Worship: for the next few months, Worship and Ministry Committee will be holding a Quaker Q&A on the first Sunday of September, October, November, and December. We will meet on the sunporch after Meeting for Worship and an opportunity for people to grab a snack. Our goal is to provide a time when we can go beyond the Designated Friend questions (primarily for newcomers) to allow us to explore informally questions about Friends faith and practice. We encourage folks old and new to join us. Child care will be available.

From Lloyd Lee Wilson: The main memorial service for Patty Levering will be held at St. Albans Episcopal Church in Davidson on Saturday, September 21st, at 2 p.m. If you are planning to attend, please try to arrive at the church not later than 1:45 (a) so that the service can start on time, without unnecessary interruption, and (b) so that we can have time to determine, before the service starts, whether additional chairs will be needed to accommodate those who arrive later than 1:50.

The church is located at 301 Caldwell Lane in Davidson. The parking lot is behind the church. Directions: (1) From the main nearby street, Concord Road, turn north onto St. Albans Lane. (2) When the church is in front of you, turn left (northwest) onto Caldwell Lane. (3) Turn right on the narrow Mary E. Gamble Byway (is there a signpost there?) past the church's bell tower and then on down a hill to the parking lot. There is an entrance to the church on the basement level. 

From Bonnie Parsons: Josh Brown’s motherDonna Brown, passed away unexpectedly last Friday afternoon during her fight with cancer. Josh’s family is now faced with expenses of at least $2,996.75, just for her cremation and burial. This unfortunately follows her facing medical expenses from multiple hospitalizations, missing work during her illness, and his father having to serve as her primary caretaker. If you would like to contribute to a fundraiser for the family, please contact me for more details. Any help is appreciated, thank you!

From PFF: Friends are encouraged to spread the word about our fall retreat, which is coming up in two weeks. It will be held at Seven Springs Retreat in Mocksville, NC, just west of Winston-Salem in Davie County. http://www.sevenspringsretreatnc.com

Seven Springs is an old girl scout camp with a large lodge and campsites for tents. Friends who come for the entire weekend should bring their own bedding. There are also hotels just a few miles away.

People are invited to come Friday afternoon, September 6th, for fellowship and a potluck dinner at 6:00 PM at the lodge. Saturday’s (September 7th) three meals will be provided. Friends will have access to full kitchen facilities for all other meals, and are welcome to cook over campfires, too. 

There are hiking trails and a pond for swimming, fishing and paddling. Bring a swimsuit, sturdy walking shoes, frisbees, guitars and other games.

The theme of afternoon worship sharing will be confirmed soon, but it will likely center around immigration issues.

Sunday will have breakfast and a worship session at 10 AM.  

There is no registration cost for this retreat, but Friends are welcome to donate to cover the food and insurance.

A flyer for this retreat is attached to this newsletter.

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Query 4: Do we assume our rightful share in the expenses of our Meeting? Do we regard our time, our talents, and our possessions as given us in trust, and do we use them freely for the needs of others?

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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.

Agenda and meeting for business reports can now be found at:  https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1POB2YD8aZMBhafJS8DEobzuHhjQf9P-q?usp=sharing  

The monthly meeting calendar is at:

https://calendar.google.com/calendar?cid=ZmZtbGlicmFyeWNvbW1pdHRlZUBnbWFpbC5jb20

The Meeting library catalog is at:

https://www.librarything.com/catalog/FriendshipFLibrary  
The meeting website is: friendshipmeeting.org.

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