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, 6:30 PM: Men’s Group

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

10:30 AM: Meeting for Worship

12:30 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, 7:00 PM: Bible Study resumes

Saturday, 1 PM: Brainstorming session on interior design of our new meeting room (details below)

Sunday, 10:30 AM: Meeting for Worship

              Potluck Lunch

              12:30 PM: Meeting for Business                           

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From Neil Swenson: The Meetinghouse Planning committee would like to announce an upcoming brainstorming forum on Saturday, January 12th at 1:00pm.  The forum will be an opportunity to get input from the meeting as we approach the design phase of the construction process.  We will be asking for preferences and ideas for the interior design of the new meetingroom and welcome room, interior design of the existing meetinghouse, and landscaping ides for the property.  All of these suggestions will be invaluable as we work with the architect and contractor on the next phase of the process.  We hope you can join us!

From Judy Williams (PFF rep): In 2017 PFYM’s Interim Meeting agreed to take under its care the exploration of interest within PFYM and PFF meetings and feasibility for a state-based advocacy effort for strengthening Friends’ collective voice on legislation impacting North Carolina.  A working group of PFYM and PFF Friends with experience and leadership on advocacy efforts through FCNL, other state-based organizations and locally undertook this task.  

At its November 9th meeting, PFYM Interim Meeting received a report from the working group and considered a draft proposal for a Friends Committee on North Carolina Legislation (FCNCL). After a period of seasoning and offering of suggestions, Interim Meeting minuted its general support for the proposal and thanked the working group for its efforts in bringing it forward. Interim Meeting asked the PFYM clerk to share a draft proposal with PFYM and PFF meetings and their peace & social concerns/justice committees, for further seasoning.

The working group welcomes responses from individuals and committees on what is being proposed – how it might speak to a concern within your meeting, naming what is not clear in the proposal and offering suggestions to make it clearer, and any other thoughts on the proposal.  All responses need to be sent to Jan Schmidt, clerk of the working group, by January 5th in order that a revised proposal can be prepared for PFYM Interim Meeting next session on February 16th.  Jan’s email address is: hugkids5@gmail.com

As way opens and clarity is found PFYM Interim Meeting expects to bring a final proposal to PFYM Annual Sessions on April 20th.

With thanks for your assistance in this matter.

In peace,

Gary Hornsby, clerk

The document Friends Committee on North Carolina Legislation (FCNCL) is lengthy. Please contact George if you would like a copy.

Members of the Working Group on Advocacy:  Jan Schmidt (Raleigh Meeting) clerk and PFYM representative to FCNL, Helene Hilger (Charlotte Meeting), Dorothy Mason (New Garden Meeting), Dylan Buffum (Durham Meeting) Nancy Haines (Durham Meeting), Vernie Davis (Raleigh Meeting) Christine Ashley (FCNL, now living in Durham/ Hillsborough area), Deborah Britton (Wilkes County Meeting)

From Judy Williams: Friendship Meeting will be working together with Worcester Friends Meeting (Worcester, MA) to create a joint Memorial Minute remembering our friend Betty Poynton.  Please share any information, memories, or thoughts that you think should be included, by sending them to judysum1@gmail.com, or by phoning Judy at (336) 558-8108.

Those working on the Memorial Minute hope that you will share your ideas with us no later than Sunday, January 6th.  If you would like to help in writing the Memorial Minute, please let the Care & Counsel committee know right away.

The December newsletter for Chapel Hill Friends Meeting can be accessed at the following link:

http://chapelhillfriends.org/nl/newsletter-2018-12.pdf

 

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Query 12:  Do we welcome newcomers and non-members to our meetings? Are they encouraged to share in Meeting activities and to consider membership when they are in agreement with the principles and practices of Friends?

Are our younger members appointed to committees and encouraged to share in other responsibilities of the Meeting? Do we visit one another frequently, remembering those who may be lonely? Does this visitation and caring extend beyond the members of our own Meeting?

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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.

 

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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.