Special Committee To Do Important Long-Term Planning for New Garden Friends Meeting / July 2021

Monthly Meeting in June approved the creation of an ad hoc committee, Gifts Planning committee, to determine how the Meeting might manage the annual Sampson gifts between now and 2028, with the understanding that these important gifts will end after 2028. This ad hoc committee may also consider the impact of other large gifts. The Finance & Stewardship committee and Investments committee will be represented on the Gifts Planning committee, but we hope to involve…

Interim Contact Information / July 27, 2021

New Garden Friends Meeting is welcoming Deborah Suess as interim pastoral minister while Margaret Webb is on maternity leave. Margaret’s leave will likely begin sometime in early August. Deborah Suess can be reached at: ([email protected]) or 336-338-1986 (cell) or 336-292-5487 (office). Communications sent to Margaret Webb (to her email address or by phone or text) will be answered by Deborah Suess until Margaret returns from her leave.

New Garden Friends Meeting Helping a Refugee Family / August 2021

New Garden recently received a request from African Services Coalition to help with a Rohingya family being resettled in Greensboro. We do not have the family’s info nor arrival date yet. We will need a group of New Gardeners to love and support them as they begin their new lives in the United States. They would need to have friends who could help them feel welcome in their new home. They would need guidance as…

August 1 outdoor Meeting for Worship cancelled

Due to thunderstorms and rain this morning (8/1), we will not have in-person, outdoor worship at 10 a.m. Semi-programmed Meeting for Worship will be held on Zoom/Facebook Live at 10 a.m. Monthly Meeting for Business will be held, as planned, on Zoom at 1 p.m. We hope everyone is able to stay safe and dry this morning!

Covid Advisory Update / July 27, 2021

Cases of COVID and hospitalizations continued to significantly increase in the last week, with the more infectious Delta variant now constituting about 80 % of the cases. There was a nearly 66% increase in cases since last week and a doubling of hospitalizations in the last two weeks. The state’s positivity rate of COVID tests performed has inched up to 8.3%. Vaccination rates stayed stubbornly stable with 46% of the NC’s total population and 47%…

Addressing the Climate Crisis with Dale Evarts / August 1, 2021

Charlotte Friends Meeting invites you to a virtual forum addressing the Climate Crisis: to bring hope and unity to Friends. with presenter is Dale Evarts (from Durham Friends Meeting) August 1, at 11: 30 a.m. Contact Mary Jo Klingel ([email protected]) to register. The zoom link will be e-mailed to you. Our Presenter is Mr. Evarts, who is a climate and air quality expert and attends Durham Friends Meeting. From 1988 to 2018, he worked for…

The 2021 North Carolina Fellowship of Friends Annual Gathering will be on ZOOM

The 2021 NCFF Annual Gathering will be on ZOOM.  With the increasing numbers of COVID cases arising especially from the Delta Variant, even in fully vaccinated individuals, we felt it best to hold a virtual annual gathering. Please register: https://www.ncfriends.org/meeting/ so that we might send you the Link for the ZOOM gathering. I’ll send additional information: advance reports, agenda, and financial reports in the next few weeks. Thank you, Frank C. Massey / 336.301.0082 (c)…

Challenging Racism / July 27, 2021

From the New York Public Library African American Desk Reference (1999), and The Melanin Project, another (probably unknown to most of us) fact about an African American who gave us something very useful for our kitchens: Willis Johnson of Cincinnati, Ohio, patented and improved the mechanical (rotary) egg beater (U.S. pat# 292,821) February 5, 1884. (See https://tinyurl.com/yuxmc6t6 for more information.) – KHS ([email protected])

Semi-Programmed Meeting for Worship / August 1, 2021

10:00 a.m. / In-Person outdoors (weather permitting) on the grounds of our meeting house. Reading: Selections from Matthew – Chapter 6 Prepared Message by Bill Eagles 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 / August 1, 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 the Meeting Room. 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…