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

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Event Cancelled; Spiritual Disciplines

August 16 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Sun 16

Online Meeting for Worship

August 16 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Sun 16

Event Cancelled / Young Friends

August 16 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tue 18

Event Cancelled / Ukestra Practice

August 18 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wed 19

Wednesday Readings & Queries

August 19 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Wed 19

Event Cancelled / High School Young Friends

August 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:45 pm

Looking Ahead

News you need to know

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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Solar+ Projects Moving Forward / August 12

Many thanks to those of you who have contributed or pledged so generously to our Solar+ Project! Besides adding solar power on the Meeting house roof, we will make a significant gift to Community Housing Solutions to improve the energy efficiency of homes of low-income families. We will reduce our community’s dependence on carbon based…

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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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Helping New Arrivals / August 5th to 9th

From this Wednesday, August 5 to Sunday, August 9 there will be a food and supplies drive for New Arrivals Institute by the benches outside the meeting house. New Arrivals Institute provides resources and support to immigrants and refugees in Greensboro. They are requesting: – Cleaning Spray and Wipes – Spaghetti and Ramen Noodles –…

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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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Voter Reflection Guide Offered

“Guide to Democracy Values and the 2020 Election” A 2020 voter reflection guide is available from Faith in Public Life and Interfaith Power and Light, which is intended to help people of faith to reflect on all candidates on the ballot, from president to local city commissioner. You can download the voter guide, Democracy, Values…

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Peace & Social Concerns Notes / August 4

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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Friend to Friend – Conversations and Connection / Beginning Aug. 14

This is an opportunity for members and attenders of NGFM to get to know others and/or deepen relationships at NGFM during this time of isolation. Time commitment: approximately 15-30 minutes/week for 5 weeks beginning August 14. How it works: Friends fill out a short information form (look for a separate email from NGFM) and will…

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Covid-19 Prevention Group Update / July 29, 2020

We will continue to worship together virtually and limit access to the meetinghouse, for now. We recognize that New Gardeners are eager to return to Meeting for Worship, to sit with one another, and be in community as is our tradition dating back to 1754. At this writing it has been more than four months…

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Finance & Stewardship Report / July 5th

Generally, our budget is in good shape. Contributions are down a bit from prior years with slightly fewer donors. But some expenses have been limited with the Meetinghouse closed. More people are participating in online donations through our web page. Thank you. The solar project is progressing, with a re-roofing contract about to be signed.…

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Monthly Meeting for Business / July 5th

Greetings Friends, I hope you are all faring as well as can be expected in this strange time that we are experiencing. I want to invite you all to Monthly Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business this First Day (Sunday) July 5 beginning at 1 p.m. Several items will be discussed, including the following:…

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Absentee & Vote by Mail

Anyone who is eligible to vote in North Carolina is also eligible to vote using an absentee ballot and completing their voting by mail. I recently requested an absentee ballot. I was able to speak to someone in the Guilford County Board of Elections office who handles the absentee process. I was checking to be…

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Friends Committee on National Legislaton Speaks to Current Issues

Friends have long struggled with the many forms of racism in our meetings and our communities. Now, with numerous videos of violence directed toward black people, in particular, circulating the web and the tv news, it has the country’s attention like never before. Some Friends at New Garden have expressed a desire to write letters…

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First Day Events

Next Sunday’s schedule

Online Worship / June 21

11:00 a.m. / https://www.facebook.com/NewGardenFriendsMeeting/ Reading: Britain Yearly Meeting Faith and Practice 26.72 Title: Finding the…

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