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,…
Our meetinghouse is closed to keep everyone safe.
But our meeting remains involved and active.
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.
Online Worship / August 2, 2020
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.