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 PM: Bible Study: continuing our study of the Gospel of Mark

Friday, 7:30 PM: welcome new Guilford students and faculty at the meetinghouse for dessert (details below)

Sunday, 9:30 AM: Deepening the Spiritual Life of the Meeting

10:30 AM: Meeting for Worship

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, 9:00 AM: Worship and Ministry, Care and Counsel committees meet

10:30 AM: Meeting for Worship

12:00 PM: Peace and Social Concerns committee meets

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From Hospitality Committee: It’s time for the PROGRESSIVE DINNER DESSERT for incoming Guilford students! This Friday, August 24th, Friendship Meeting will provide the dessert portion of the progressive dinner evening for incoming students, following the dinner served at New Garden Meeting. Please prepare a dessert for a plentiful table and stay on to meet and welcome new students to our meeting. The meetinghouse will be open early (4 PM) for you to leave your goodies. Dessert will be served around 7:30 PM. Hospitality Committee will set up and prepare beverages. Friends are also encouraged to bring musical instruments for an opportunity to sing together.

From Jim Fernandes: On Thursday, August 23rd at 7:00 PM, filmmaker and comedian Ben Tumin will perform his show Monsters to Destroy on Guilford's campus in Dana Auditorium.

A humorous multimedia talk, Monsters to Destroy (M2D), examines refugee resettlement in the U.S. Weaving together information about the Syrian refugee crisis, personal narrative, and pre-recorded interviews, Ben argues for expanded refugee resettlement on national security grounds.

Through a series of humanizing—and often humorous—interviews, he introduces the audience to five young Syrian refugees living in Germany, as well as a retired marine working in human rights advocacy. Their struggles, hopes, and passionate advocacy come into even sharper focus as Ben recounts the story of his grandfather, a German-Jewish refugee who fled the Nazis just prior to World War II.

This event is free and open to the public, but folks can follow this link to register or for more information.

The event is part of the Shifting Worlds: Displacement and Forced Migration in Modern Times Institute co-organized by The Center for New North Carolinians, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Every Campus A Refuge, The Center for Principled Problem Solving at Guilford College, and Elon University.  Any funds raised will support the refugees hosted by Every Campus A Refuge at Guilford College (now up to 43 refugees hosted!).

From Raleigh Bailey: Help Needed: Community coordinators, including the Center for New North Carolinians, the Greensboro Housing Coalition, and the New Arrivals Institute, presented a plan to about 50 people on Tuesday, including faith community representatives, service providers, and city officials, for helping 28 refugee families find a place to live in the next three weeks. These are the families who are living at Cone/Summit apartments that are now condemned, following the tragic death of five children from a Congolese refugee family who lived there.

Volunteers from Friendship Meeting will be assigned a family and an available apartment, and guidelines for moving the designated family in the next few days and orienting them to their new place to live. Interpreters and multilingual materials will be made available for volunteers and families.

If you are willing to help move the family and/or help provide them an orientation to their new home, please notify Raleigh Bailey or Bonnie Parsons. Note: Raleigh has a pickup truck and utility trailer that can be used for the move.

From Susan Carlyle: Piedmont Friends Fellowship (PFF) and Piedmont Friends Yearly Meeting (PFYM) will have a joint meeting at New Garden Friends Meeting on August 25th, starting at 9 AM.

The joint meeting will be in the morning and separate meetings are in the afternoon. Bring your own lunch, refreshments will be provided.

From Dave MacInnes: A memorial service for Maureen Burns will be held at New Garden Friends Meeting on Saturday, September 22nd at 3 PM. 

Care and Counsel Committee, with some help from others, is overseeing the process of writing a memorial minute for Maureen to be brought to our Meeting for Business in September. To this end we would like to gather any remembrances you have which could go into the minute. Please send any thoughts appropriate for such a minute to Dave MacInnes at davmacinnes@gmail.com.

Piedmont Friends Fall Retreat, September 8th

The Fall PFF Retreat will be held on Saturday, September 8th at Seven Springs Retreat in Mocksville, NC, just west of Winston-Salem in Davie County. http://www.sevenspringsretreatnc.com. Friends are invited to arrive Friday evening, and stay through Sunday morning.

 Seven Springs is an old girl scout camp with a large lodge and rustic cabins as well as campsites for tents. Friends who come for the entire weekend should bring their own bedding. There are hotels just a few miles away. Meeting for Worship will be held Sunday morning in the lodge.

 PFF will be arranging two meals—lunch and dinner on Saturday, and provide items for self-service breakfast on Saturday and Sunday. 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 is Fellowship. During Saturday afternoon, Friends will consider queries related to the Piedmont Friends Yearly Meeting's minute on climate change. A moderator will clerk and facilitate this worship sharing. 

 More detail on the retreat will be sent out soon.

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Query 8: Do we observe simplicity and honesty in our manner of living? Are we careful to live within the bounds of our circumstances, punctual in keeping promises, prompt in the payment of debts, and just in all our dealings? Do we choose those activities which will strengthen our physical, mental, and spiritual life; and do we avoid those harmful to ourselves and 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.

 

 

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.