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

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

Thursday, 7:00 PM: Bible Study

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 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  

Thursday, 6:30 PM: Men’s Group

Saturday, 9:00 AM: Worship and Ministry Retreat

Sunday, 10:30 AM: Meeting for Worship

              Followed by Potluck lunch and Meeting for Worship with attention to business

 

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Friends are invited to a forum at Friendship Meeting on the evening of March 17 with George Lakey, longtime Quaker activist, who is in Greensboro promoting his new book:

HOW WE WIN: A Guide to Nonviolent Direct Action Campaigning. https://www.mhpbooks.com/books/how-we-win/

Earth Quaker Action Team (EQAT.org).

Columnist for WagingNonviolence.org: "Living Revolution"

Global Nonviolent Action Database (http://nvdatabase.swarthmore.edu).

 

This book tour is a traveling ministry under the care of Central Philadelphia Monthly Meeting where George is a long-time member.  He has keynoted many Yearly Meetings in the U.S. and abroad, as well as Friends General Conference.  He taught at Woodbrooke College in the UK while serving Britain Yearly Meeting for a year sharing U.S. Quaker experience in social movements and began the social action training network there. He also taught at Pendle Hill and Haverford College. He has served on the board of the AFSC and was a co-founder of A Quaker Action Group in 1965 and Earth Quaker Action Team (EQAT.org) in 2010.

 

The evening will begin at 6 PM with a potluck supper followed by discussion with George Lakey at 6:30.

From Neil Swenson: At meeting for business the meeting approved the creation of two sub-committees that will help the Meetinghouse Planning committee make design decisions.  One sub-committee will be focused on interior spaces, both the new welcome room and meeting room, and on reimagining the current worship room and fellowship room.  The other sub-committee will focus on exterior spaces and how we want to landscape them and use them as a meeting.  Please let Neil Swenson know if you are interested in serving on one of these sub-committees. 

From New Garden Meeting: The Friendly Folk Dancers are coming on Tuesday, March 5th. Come meet Quakers from around the USA and Rwanda and enjoy a fun-filled evening featuring medleys bringing countries together! Folk dance participation for all ages and abilities is encouraged, but not required. We will start with a carry-in meal at 5:30 PM. The program will run 6-8 PM. The Friendly Folk Dancers will require lodging the night of March 5th. This is part of their outreach and is a wonderful opportunity for Friends to get to know new Friends! Please contact Karin Heller (karin@ngfm.org) if you can host one (or more) of the Friendly Folk Dancers.

From Judy Purvis: The School of the Spirit Ministry will be offering another Contemplative Retreat at Avila Retreat Center in Durham NC. The retreat will run from April 4th to April 7th and will be facilitated by Jan Blodgett of Davidson Meeting and Rita Willett of Richmond VA meeting, both experienced retreat leaders. You can register for the retreat at their website at www.schoolofthespirit.org .

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Query 3:  Do we follow the teachings of Jesus and seek the inspiration of His Holy Spirit in our daily

lives? Are love and unity maintained among us? Do we cultivate a forgiving spirit, and do we avoid and discourage needless and destructive criticism of others?  When differences arise, do we endeavor promptly to resolve them in a spirit of love, honesty, and humility?

 

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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 

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