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Our meetinghouse is closed to keep everyone safe.

But our meeting remains involved and active.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]New Garden’s COVID-19 Prevention Group, which is guiding how the meeting is addressing the coronavirus pandemic, has recommended that the meetinghouse remain closed through November. The group is regularly reevaluating how to keep members of the New Garden community safe, as well as the general public, in our meetinghouse. You can find the full text of the Prevention Group’s most recent decision here.

Meanwhile, the life of the meeting continues in almost every way. We worship together – virtually – at 11 a.m. each Sunday morning; online worship is available to everyone via Facebook Live. For members and attenders who wish to experience interactive worship, there’s Zoom. Pastor Margaret Webb also offers a midweek message at 1 p.m. each Wednesday via Facebook Live.

Committees are going about their tasks, with many people involved in the additional efforts to support those in our community who are struggling with ill health and the burdens of confinement. There’s a lot going on, as always. It’s just not as readily apparent.

When it’s safe to resume our normal worship together and other activities, New Garden Friends Meeting and New Gardeners will be ready.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”90″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_video link=”https://youtu.be/q7GuaZjFLs0″ title=”Online Worship / September 13, 2020″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1502394555012{margin-top: -20px !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/4″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][ultimate_heading main_heading=”Welcoming Friends since 1754″ heading_tag=”h1″ main_heading_color=”#2b2b2b” main_heading_font_family=”font_family:Roboto Condensed|font_call:Roboto+Condensed” main_heading_font_size=”desktop:40px;tablet:30px;tablet_portrait:30px;mobile_landscape:24px;mobile:24px;” main_heading_line_height=”desktop:48px;tablet:36px;tablet_portrait:36px;mobile_landscape:28px;mobile:28px;” main_heading_margin=”margin-bottom:20px;”][/ultimate_heading][vc_column_text]New Garden Friends Meeting is an inclusive, welcoming faith community in the tradition of the Religious Society of Friends. Our members and attenders represent a wide range of religious backgrounds and traditions. Grounded in more than 250 years of Quaker heritage, New Garden remains a vital Meeting for those who seek that of God in every person.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row equal_height=”yes” css=”.vc_custom_1502390989260{margin-top: 20px !important;margin-bottom: 40px !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/4″ css=”.vc_custom_1500927138456{margin-right: 2px !important;margin-left: 2px !important;padding-right: 0px !important;padding-left: 0px !important;}”][ultimate_ctation ctaction_background=”#d99152″ ctaction_background_hover=”#d86908″ ctaction_padding_top=”10″ ctaction_padding_bottom=”10″ text_font_size=”desktop:18px;” text_line_height=”desktop:22px;” highlight_margin=”margin:0px;” text_font_family=”font_family:Roboto Condensed|font_call:Roboto+Condensed” ctaction_link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fngfm.org%2Fabout%2F|||”]EVERYONE IS WELCOME[/ultimate_ctation][vc_single_image image=”721″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” onclick=”custom_link” 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ctaction_link=”url:%20https%3A%2F%2Fngfm.org%2Fconnect%2F|||”]CONNECT[/ultimate_ctation][vc_single_image image=”119″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” onclick=”custom_link” link=”https://ngfm.org/connect/”][ultimate_ctation ctaction_background=”rgba(0,0,0,0.37)” ctaction_background_hover=”#225378″ ctaction_padding_top=”10″ ctaction_padding_bottom=”10″ text_font_size=”desktop:16px;” text_line_height=”desktop:22px;” highlight_margin=”margin-top:-74px;” ctaction_link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fngfm.org%2Fconnect%2F|||”]Get Involved[/ultimate_ctation][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″ css=”.vc_custom_1500927200677{margin-right: 2px !important;margin-left: 2px !important;padding-right: 0px !important;padding-left: 0px !important;}”][ultimate_ctation ctaction_background=”#d99152″ ctaction_background_hover=”#d86908″ ctaction_padding_top=”10″ ctaction_padding_bottom=”10″ text_font_size=”desktop:18px;” text_line_height=”desktop:22px;” highlight_margin=”margin:0px;” text_font_family=”font_family:Roboto 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Friends Committee on National Legislation Urges Support

Friends Committee on National Legislation urges support of the Dream and Promise Act seeking an equitable society supported by policies that recognize the Light of God in each of us, no exceptions. Yet Congress has so far refused to reform the U.S. immigration system, leaving millions of immigrants in fear of family separation, deportation, and…

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Peace & Social Concerns Notes / September 9, 2020

The Peace and Social Concerns Committee is working to help New Garden Friends Meeting incorporate more immediate social and economic justice actions into our everyday lives. Thus, every weekly newsletter will include one Anti-Racist Action suggestion and one website whereby members can find minority-owned business to support, if they so choose. The Meeting is not…

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Peace & Social Concerns Notes / September 01, 2020

The Peace and Social Concerns Committee is working to help New Garden Friends Meeting incorporate more immediate social and economic justice actions into our everyday lives. Thus, every weekly newsletter will include one Anti-Racist Action suggestion and one website whereby members can find minority-owned business to support, if they so choose. The Meeting is not…

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Guilford College Friends Center; Donations Needed for Camp Chairs

Guilford College Friends Center could use donations to buy camp chairs. Students are gathering outside for social distanced events and the Friends Center would like to purchase some camp chairs that can be easily picked up and moved. The Friends Center does not at this time have other funds to cover this expense. If you…

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First Friends Meeting Antiracism Workshops / September thru November 2020

Margaret Rowlett and Vicki McCready, members of First Friends Meeting, have participated in the Working Group to Undo Racism of First Friends Meeting since its inception in January, 2016. They facilitated a workshop during the North Carolina Fellowship of Friends Annual Gathering (virtual) and are excited to engage with other Quakers on the topic of…

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Mondays for Marcus Vigil

This vigil to honor the homeless young man killed by police is held every Monday, 12 to 1 p.m. on Washington Street, in front of city council and police depts. We stand silently in masks, holding signs, which are there to use, if you have none of your own. Call CH Holcombe for more info.…

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Thanks for Helping / New Arrivals Food Drive

Thank you to everyone who donated to the New Arrivals food drive. New Arrivals was thrilled with how much food we were able to collect. Here are pictures of all the food— all from New Garden! I’m so grateful for the amazing community response. – Claire Haile

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Spiritual Gifts Zoom Meetings / September 2020

Growing in the Body of Christ: Spiritual Gifts / We will explore the gift economy of the Body of Christ and examine specific spiritual gifts and how they work together in community. Wednesday: September 9, 16, 23, 30 from 4 – 5:30 p.m. Zoom space is limited. Second section possible. Email: (sarabethterrell@gmail.com) to register.

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TVirtual Community Conversation: Race and The White Ally Toolkit

WFDD held a Zoom meeting with WFDD Reporter/Producer David Ford and David Campt, a public speaker, dialogue facilitator, author, and the founder of The White Ally Toolkit, which teaches white allies how to participate in effective discourse about race. I watched it live and found it very valuable. It is available on YouTube. From Tim…

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Communities Without Borders: Creating Sacred Spaces Through Storytelling Project

Please join the Department of Peace and Conflict Studies at Guilford College to create sacred spaces for all. Communities without Borders: Creating Sacred Spaces through Storytelling Project is an art installation aimed to tell stories and honor the lives of over 400,000 children, women, men and all community members who are currently detained in over…

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Peace & Social Concerns Notes / August 25, 2020

The Peace and Social Concerns Committee is working to help New Garden Friends Meeting incorporate more immediate social and economic justice actions into our everyday lives. Thus, every weekly newsletter will include one Anti-Racist Action suggestion and one website whereby members can find minority-owned business to support, if they so choose. The Meeting is not…

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Next Steps for Foam Recycling / August 19, 2020

This week we are even closer to a local way to recycle foam products. Environmental Stewardship Greensboro, Greensboro Beautiful, Tiny House, Emerging Ecology, New Garden Friends Meeting and other local faith congregations are organizing a local drop-off site at the Tiny House Training Center on W. Gate City Blvd. Last week Greensboro Beautiful tentatively approved…

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Peace & Social Concerns Notes / August 19, 2020

The Peace & Social Concerns Committee is working to help NGFM incorporate more immediate social and economic justice actions into our everyday lives. Thus, every weekly newsletter will include one Anti-Racist Action suggestion and one website whereby members can find minority-owned business to support, if they so choose. The Meeting is not endorsing or advertising…

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Persimmon Grove Invitation / August 24

The Persimmon Grove AME Church family invites you to an Old-Fashioned Tent Revival on August 24 at 6:30 p.m. Rev. Tamara Ingram will speak on the theme: “A New Normal” Philippians 1:6. If you cannot attend, we ask that you please remember our revival in your prayers. Rev. Debora Lawson-Smith, Pastor, Persimmon Grove AME Church,…

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Sign Up Now for GI Rights New Counselor Training / Fall 2020

One of the ways individuals support the GI Rights Network is by becoming volunteer GI Rights Counselors with one of our member groups and helping to staff the GI Rights Hotline. Becoming a GI Rights counselor takes a significant amount of training in order to be a helpful resource to the people calling the hotline…

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Greensboro Earth Quakers To Meet / August 24

You are Invited to “The Pandemic and the Climate Crisis” Please join the Greensboro Earth Quakers for a program on the current state of the climate on Monday, August 24, 7 p.m. to discuss research on the impact of the pandemic on climate change. What has the effect been of so many people staying home…

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Recycling Sty’foam

Are take-out containers, egg cartons and other foam packaging building up at your house? A local place to recycle foam is in the works. Environmental Stewardship Greensboro, Greensboro Beautiful, Tiny House, Emerging Ecology and local faith congregations are mobilizing to establish a local drop-off site to recycle foam products. Planned for the Tiny House Training…

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North Carolina Fellowship of Friends Annual Meeting / August 15

Friends are invited to attend the annual meeting of North Carolina Friends Fellowship – virtually – on August 15, 2020. Please register here to save a place, and a link will be sent to registrants closer to the time of the meeting. The theme is “What’s Next?” and will include: • Worship with Robin Mohr,…

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Peace & Social Concerns Notes / August 12

The Peace and Social Concerns Committee is working to help New Garden Friends Meeting incorporate more immediate social and economic justice actions into our everyday lives. Thus, every weekly newsletter will include one Anti-Racist Action suggestion and one website whereby members can find minority-owned business to support, if they so choose. The Meeting is not…

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Everyone is welcome at New Garden Friends Meeting

9 a.m. Sunday unprogrammed Meeting for Worship

11 a.m. Sunday semi-programmed Meeting for Worship

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