Challenging Racism / June 28, 2022

Last Saturday 23 of us – Friends, along with members of the Friendship Community Partnership, were led by James Shields on the trail to the Underground Railroad Tree in the Guilford Woods. One of the spirituals he sang briefly was, “Walk Together, Children; Don’t You Get Weary!” He often sings that on the trail with children, he said, and reminds them that a journey on the Underground Railroad involved great discomfort and led to pure…

Medical Advisory Covid Update / June 28, 2022

Weekly metrics by the CDC are still updated every Thursday by 8 pm ET at CDC.gov or (800-CDC-INFO). Helpfully, they  have a quarantine calculator  at the same site to help people determine how long to isolate if they have a positive Covid test or are exposed to someone who has Covid.  In Guilford County, community level risk of Covid transmission is  back to Low with cases reported to the NC HHS  slightly decreased /stable ,  hospitalizations  and early warning indicators ( like wastewater viral particle…

Learn about the Bolivian Quaker Education Fund / July, 2022

Visit with our Bolivian students, graduates and staff on our Virtual Quaker Study Tour in honor of our twentieth anniversary. Join BQEF supporters around the world for three sessions: July 11 7 p.m. The Founding, Development, and Fruits of BQEF, starting with Newton Garver and Bernabe Yujra’s efforts to overcome family poverty with education. July 20 / 7 p.m. Climate Change in Bolivia. July 23 / 4 p.m. Current students speak about their experiences of…

Underground Railroad Tour / June 25, 2022

New Garden Meeting, as part of the celebration of 350 years of Quakers in North Carolina, invites nearby Friends to experience a special Underground Railroad Tour in the Guilford Woods, led by James Shields. James is a graduate of Guilford College, former Director of the Bonner Center at Guilford and a longtime actor and singer in theatre productions at Snow Camp, most notably Pathway to Freedom. He is well-versed in African American as well as…

Challenging Racism / June 20, 2022

From the Black Quaker Project, on June 17, 2022: “The Black Quaker Project is happy to celebrate Juneteenth. . . commemorating the end of slavery in the USA. Although the Emancipation Proclamation (1/1/1863) outlawed slavery in seceding states during the Civil War and the 13th Amendment (1/31/1865) officially ended the practice of chattel slavery across the country, its abolition could not be enforced until after the war’s end. Texas, like all Southern states, refused to…

Books for Anti-Racism Library / June, 2022

We are accepting book donations for the upcoming Little Free Anti-Racism Library! As many of you know, Peace & Social Concerns is working on setting up a Little Free Anti-Racism Library at NGFM. The committee is accepting book donations that would be appropriate for an anti-racism library. As you come into the Connector/breezeway of the Meeting house, there is a table with pamphlets to the immediate left. There will be a big box underneath that…

Meet Rania Maayeh, Head of the Ramallah Friends School / July 6, 2022

Head of the Ramallah Friends School Will Speak at Jamestown Friends July 6, 2022 / 7:00 p.m. Friends United Meeting is sponsoring a visit in N.C. (July 5 – 10) by the new head of the Ramallah Friends School, Rania Maayeh. In 2021, Rania Maayeh was appointed by Friends United Meeting to be the head of the Ramallah Friends School, a pre-K to 12th grade co-educational Quaker school in Ramallah, Palestine. Serving 1,500 students, the…