World Quaker Day took place on 2 October, 2022 with the theme “Becoming the Quakers the World Needs.” World Quaker Day is an annual event where we celebrate the diversity of Quakerism around the world and build connections to make our community stronger. This year, every Friends Church and Quaker Meeting was encouraged to send or receive visitors to or from another Quaker group, to bring greetings, build relationships and share ideas. Quaker groups in…
Introducing Ashley Wilcox, Interim Pastor
I am so happy to be joining you as the Interim Pastor of New Garden Friends Meeting! It has been wonderful to start getting to know you, and I look forward to our work together over the next year. Thank you all for your warm welcome.
Here is a little about me: I was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska, and I lived in many places before moving to Greensboro a year ago. I first came to Friends in a semi-programmed meeting, so that style of worship feels like home for me. I have been active as a Quaker minister for fourteen years, and my meeting in Oregon recorded me as a minister in 2013. I am a graduate of Candler School of Theology (Emory) and Willamette University College of Law. I also recently published a book, The Women’s Lectionary: Preaching the Women of the Bible throughout the Year.
This interim will be a time of deep listening and discernment about who you are as a community and what you are seeking in a settled pastor. I look forward to learning more about you and how you feel God calling you as a community. It is an honor to accompany you as we listen together.
Meeting for Worship / September 25, 2022
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.