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Underground Railroad Lecture / Saturday, February 9th

1:30 p.m. / New Garden Friends Meeting. 2019 is the 200th anniversary of the first known activity in North Carolina on what came to be known as the Underground Railroad. Two Guilford College historians, Adrienne Israel and James Shields, will share about that history. Following their presentation on the significance of the UGRR for both…

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Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. / Monday, January 21st

New Gardeners are encouraged to go downtown together to view or march in the Martin Luther King Parade at 11 a.m. on Monday, January 21. We owe it to our friends of color to stand on our Testimony of Equality as white allies to respect the heroic Martin Luther King. Raleigh’s Crossroads UMC has invited…

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Lunch & Learn / January 20

12:15 – 2:00 p.m. / Brotherhood Room / Families and all are invited to bring your lunch to Brotherhood room to watch four short animated movies – stories from African American history, for ages 5-10 (educational for adults, too). All four movies last just over one hour, which leaves time for discussion. – March On:…

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Upcoming Performances of the Peace & Love Ukestra

3:00 p.m., Monday, February 18th at Spring Arbor of Greensboro / 1:15 p.m., Tuesday, February 19th at St. Pius Church Senior’s Luncheon / 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 5th at Glenn McNairy Library / 2:00 p.m., Thursday, March 28th at Friends Homes Independent Living / 3:30 p.m., Thursday, March 28th at Friends Homes Memory Care. Contact C. Holcombe for information…

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New Pictorial Directory Photo Sessions / Feb. 6th thru 9th

Oh no!!! I haven’t signed up for the New Garden Pictorial Directory!!! What do I do??? The first two days (February 6 and 9) are mostly filled. There may be a stray slot here or there. But we now have been given an additional photography date. It is Friday, February 8th. So, don’t despair –…

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Report from Alternative and Simple Christmas Events

The recent holidays were such wonderful days for getting into the spirit of giving, generosity,and joy. Throughout the sale of the Honor Cards, New Garden Friends lived into that spirit of generosity by raising slightly more than $1,400 for our area nonprofits. Your gifts to them honor not only those served, but those who show…

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Six-Week Course on Quaker Classics / January 6 – February 10

Sundays from 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. There is no “Quaker canon” (It would be tough for a pacifist group to have one!), but there are cherished texts that have inspired, informed, and guided Friends through the centuries and help define the core of Quaker belief, practice, and spirituality. Margaret Webb and Max Carter will…

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Report from Wal-mart Layaway Project

I am filled with gratitude for the generosity of New Garden Friends Meeting. For the 4th year, I have gone to Walmart to anonymously pay off some gift layaways. For the last several years I have invited New Gardeners to give some money to help support this activity and every year I am humbled by…

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New Pictorial Directory Photo Sessions / February 6th and 9th

A New Pictorial Directory is Coming Soon! Who can forget the time a few years back when a young man was making an announcement and called out “Hey George”? He expected George Bruns to answer but instead George Harris said “Yeah.” Now that we have your attention, we want your picture for the new pictorial…

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Guest Speaker, Joyce Ajlouny of American Friends Service Committee / January 12

Please join American Friends Service Committee General Secretary, Joyce Ajlouny on Saturday, January 12 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. / New Garden Friends Meeting. Learn about the strategic planning process that she is leading as AFSC turns the page on a century of building peace with justice. Prior to joining AFSC as general secretary in September 2017,…

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