Please Recommend Friends for a Transition Team / October 12, 2022

Dear Friends, Thank you all for welcoming me into the meeting over the past month! It has been a joy to get to know you better. I wanted to let you know that I will be traveling for the next two Sundays. Next weekend, I will be leading a workshop and preaching for a Congregational church in New York, and the following Sunday, I will bringing the message for Jamestown Friends Meeting. I am still…

Missing Black Lives Matter Sign Reappears / October 11, 2022

The mysterious August disappearance of the Black Lives Matter sign from the yard at New Garden Friends Meeting was resolved on October 11. Members of the landscape maintenance crew for New Garden Cemetery spotted the sign in the woods near the cemetery. They pulled the sign from its hiding place and hauled it to the meetinghouse, where they alerted Valerie Harris, the office manager. The landscapers used a vehicle to transport the bulky sign, which…

Presentation of the Book, by Jonathan Metzl, Dying of Whiteness / Ocober 19, 2022

The North Carolina Fellowship of Friends Anti-Racism Working Group is doing a presentation and discussion of Dying of Whiteness by Jonathan Metzl on Wednesday, October 19 @ 7PM via Zoom. Please come whether you have read the book or not. Patricia Gutzwiller from New Garden Friends Meeting and Mary Nell Smith from First Friends will be doing the presentation and leading the discussion. Here is the Zoom link:

Religious Education Update / October 11, 2022

Adult Forum Friends may join us in the parlor, or on Zoom. Zoom links will continue to go out with Religious Education updates and information. October 16: Gene Brown, President and Executive Director for Community Housing Solutions, will join us to share about the important work this local non-profit does for the community. To learn more, you can also visit their website, Intergenerational First Day School October 16, 4-5 p.m. Intergenerational First Day School…

Local Quaker History Tour / October 15 , 2022

On Saturday, October 15, a 2:00 pm tour of the New Garden burial ground will focus on the wealth of stories interred there among Quaker activists, educators, sports figures, and other interesting “characters.” This tour will take the place of the usual Hallowe’en tour (without “actors”) which can’t be offered this year owing to scheduling conflicts. For further information, contact Max Carter at: [email protected] or 336-292-7316.