Help Quaker House

Quaker House’s Peace Mission needs New Garden volunteers to help keep it running. You can learn more about Quaker House by watching the Conscientious Objectors Panel Discussion from the June 8, 2021 Quaker House webinar. It is published here. Also, you can support Quaker House by signing up for the Quaker House Peace Race: a virtual 5K. For more information about serving as a representative to Quaker House or supporting it in some other way,…

Update on Afghan Family / October 12, 2021

The family New Garden is co-sponsoring has arrived! This lovely family of five has settled into their apartment, has been greeted by a number of New Garden members, has already taken a trip to the park, and is getting oriented to their community. As of now, we are in need of: A dryer with limited settings, easy to operate and because of the electrical wiring in the apartment, it needs to be under 30 amp,…

Challenging Racism / October 12, 2021

Some New Gardeners and others in our community have been involved with communicating in various ways with the Guilford County Board of Education. Holding signs outside prior to meetings, speaking at the meetings, and sending letters have all taken place, to counteract the Take Back Our Schools group that seeks to shield students from difficult truths about our history. Read on for information on how to participate in this effort to resist racism. There was…

Karin Heller, New Garden Friends Meeting

Adult Forum / October 17, 2021

Adult Forum will meet by Zoom at 11:15 a.m. You can also participate as a small group on the New Garden Friends Meeting grounds, if you prefer. Just bring along your computer. We will begin our readings from “Faithful Voices”.  If you ordered a book, you will find it in the mailboxes in the connector unless other arrangements have been made. Please reach out if you have any questions, or don’t know where mailboxes or…

Semi-Programmed Meeting for Worship / October 17, 2021

10:00 a.m. / In-Person outdoors (weather permitting) on the grounds of our meeting house. Deborah Suess will be speaking. Reading – 1 Samuel 3:1-10/“Listening Spirituality: Corporate Spiritual Practice Among Friends” by Patricia Loring Message:“Still Speaking/Still Listening” Meeting for Worship livestream: Facebook Live: http://www.facebook.com/NewGardenFriendsMeeting Meeting for Worship on Zoom: Check your email for a Zoom link, or contact [email protected] to receive a link. Prepared messages are posted at: www.ngfm.org/media

Unprogrammed Meeting for Worship / October 17, 2021

9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. / Those attending unprogrammed meetings for worship on Sundays from 9 – 9:45 a.m. are welcome to use Friendship Hall. Please follow the guidance below; Stay home if you have any symptoms of illness. Meet outdoors, if feasible, regardless of group size; please bring your own chairs. Reserve meeting room(s) in advance by calling the NGFM office at (336) 292-5487 or emailing [email protected] ; note the capacity of room(s) you will…

Covid Advisory / October 12, 2021

The COVID  Advisory Group met 10/11/21 and protocols for New Garden Friends Meeting will remain the same for the next month. Specifically, we will continue semi-programmed Meeting for Worship (MFW) outdoors and/or by Zoom and Facebook Live.  Friends will be notified if weather does not permit in-person outdoor worship.  Unprogrammed MFW may take place outdoors or indoors, in accordance with current masking and distancing protocols.  Other small group meeting indoors at the Meeting House may…

Support Camp Out for Hunger / October 2021

From David Smith of Deep River Friends Meeting / Please join us for the fourth annual “Camp Out for Hunger at Deep River Friends.” Every year we raise food and funds for food to support our Meetings local pantry, Hand to Hand Pantry, and at least one other organization working to rid our community of food insecurity. This year I would love to have other Friends or Meetings from North Carolina Fellowship of Friends help…

Quaker Earthcare Information / October 5, 2021

Each year Quaker Earthcare Witness offers matching $500 grants to diverse Friends meetings, groups, churches, and organizations to support their community’s vision of caring for the Earth and each other through its Mini-Grants Program. Past funded projects have included butterfly and pollinator gardens, an ecological literacy program for kids, a bike-lending program, and an environmental justice internship for a Guilford College student of color. Now they’re trying to raise money to help fund future projects…

Covid Advisory Update / October 5, 2021

The COVID plans for New Garden Friends Meeting will remain the same this week in accordance with current policies and protocols for protecting friends/Friends from COVID.  Specifically we will continue semi-programmed MFW outdoors and/or by Zoom and Facebook live, un-programmed MFW outdoors or indoors (very small numbers of masked attendees) and small group meetings indoors at the Meeting House, in accordance with current masking and distancing protocols. Our next meeting of the COVID Medical Advisory Group…