News from Religious Education / August 10, 2022

Summer Adult Forum Series This Summer we have been using Quakerspeak videos and discussion questions to learn more about Quakerism. All are welcome. Video links are included. We will watch the videos together, but Friends may choose to watch them independently as well. 14: The Quaker Practice of Traveling with an Elder https://bit.ly/3p7KgNs 21: What to Expect at a Quaker Wedding https://bit.ly/3QvszDg 28: Envisioning a Strong Future for Quakerism https://bit.ly/3QyiHII Friends are reminded that Adult…

Topic of August 21, 2022 Called Meeting; Covid Queries and New Garden Friends Meeting

Friends are called to a meeting August 21 at 1:00 pm for the the discussion of New Garden’s COVID queries and policies. In advance of the meeting, please provide any comments and suggestions you might have to Kevin Lawe, Clerk of Ministry and Counsel. Kevin will categorize and consolidate these suggestions to facilitate our discernment on the 21st. How is Spirit calling each person to ministry to take on the work of the life of…

Africans Suffer More Under Climate Change than Countries Responsible for Damage / August 10, 2022

From the Carolina Peacemaker, 8/4/2022: “The African continent of 1.2 billion people, which represents 17 percent of the world’s population, contributes less than 4 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions but suffers from extreme weather events which scientists have warned will become more frequent due to climate change. Researchers in a new study have now put an actual dollar figure on economic harm caused by the countries most responsible for the climate crisis, and the…

Learn to Play Bridge in a Day / August 27, 2022

Are you interested in learning bridge? New Garden has been the site for weekly duplicate bridge games on Friday afternoons. Several people have asked about how to learn bridge. Here is an opportunity: “Learn Bridge in a Day”! Greensboro will host the one day training on Saturday, August 27 10-4:00. The local duplicate bridge group is sponsoring this training, the instructor is Patty Tucker, (Bridge Hall of Fame and Master Teacher) . Pre-registration cost is…

Racism Blamed for Paltry U.S. Government Benefits / August 2, 2022

Thanks to Jo Poole for sharing an entry from Chuck Fager’s A Friendly Letter from July 21, 2022. (It’s actually excerpts from the New York Times: There’s a Reason We Can’t Have Nice Things by Bryce Covert) “. . . Why is it so much harder — right now, seemingly impossible — for our country to enact new programs that are customary in much of the rest of the world? It’s easy to blame one…

Learn To Play Bridge in a Day / August 27, 2022

Are you interested in learning bridge? New Garden has been the site for weekly duplicate bridge games on Friday afternoons. Several people have asked about how to learn bridge. Here is an opportunity: “Learn Bridge in a Day”! Greensboro will host the one day training on Saturday, August 27 10-4:00. The local duplicate bridge group is sponsoring this training, the instructor is Patty Tucker, (Bridge Hall of Fame and Master Teacher) . Pre-registration cost is…