Afghan Families Update / September 14, 2021

Afghan Families are Coming to Greensboro and NGFM is helping in a number of ways. We will be co-sponsoring a family. We will need a group of New Gardeners to love and support them as they begin their new lives in the United States. They will need to have friends who could help them feel welcome in their new home. They will need guidance as they make their way through an unfamiliar land. They need…

Semi-Programmed Meeting for Worship / September 12, 2021

10:00 a.m. / In-Person outdoors (weather permitting) on the grounds of our meeting house. Reading: Portions from 1 Corinthians 12 Message: The Holy Conjunction Authors referenced include: Elton Trueblood, Catherine Whitmore, Thomas Kelly, Barbara Frederickson, Summer Cushman, Nadia Bolz Weber 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 / September 12, 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…

Book Review / September 9, 2021

“How to Be An Antiracist” Book Review… On Thursday, September 9 we will continue to review Abram X Kendi’s book, covering chapters 14 and 15, “Gender” and “Sexuality”, respectively. Sara White will be leading us in the discussion. Patricia Gutzwiller will be facilitating the Zoom connection and sending out the invitations. If you have not already been a part of this discussion and wish to join in, contact Patricia at ([email protected]) to receive a Zoom…

Challenging Racism; Truthful Teaching of Our Racial History / September 14, 2021

I wish our country’s history wasn’t tainted with slavery, Jim Crow, lynching, white privilege, etc. Wouldn’t it be great if we could just make those things go away by leaving the ugly part of our history out of school curriculum and never talking about any of that again? There are those in our country who believe we should not teach about racism because it might make our youth unpatriotic or make some feel ashamed of…

Covid Advisory / September 7, 2021

A called meeting for NGFM was held 8/21/21 to discuss policies and protocols for protecting friends/ Friends from COVID. A summary and review of protocols followed by a number of questions were discussed. Friends were generally supportive of our current course. If COVID cases stay the same, we plan to continue meeting for semi-programmed worship out of doors until the weather becomes less hospitable. All are also reminded that our COVID subgroup will continue to meet…

Volunteer Opportunity for Voter Registration / September 10-12, 2021

During the upcoming North Carolina Folk Festival in downtown Greensboro (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday – September 10 – 12) “YouCanVote” will sponsor a voter registration table and opportunities for volunteers to register people to vote. Volunteers will each sign up for a 2-hour shift, and there is to be 3 – 4 volunteers per shift. Festival hours: Friday – 6:30 – 10:30 pm, Saturday – noon to 10:30 pm, and Sunday – noon – 6:00…