News from the Religious Education Department / March 16, 2022

Mark your Calendars for Movie Night ! Join us March 26, 5-7:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall for a movie and conversation. The movie is rated PG and should be appropriate for most children. Covid protocol will be followed. For more information, please contact Karin Heller. A Community Project! The Religious Education Committee has begun work on an exciting project and we want your input! We are creating a reusable calendar for New Garden families. Each…

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…

Plan for Upcoming Events / September 28, 2021

It’s fall, y’all – and that means that holidays will be coming up soon. As we think about planning our typical New Garden holiday activities, we want to consider how we will do these safely and inclusively again this year. We want to gather suggestions for new ways of doing our usual activities, and also new things that we can do to connect, be joyful and celebrate. Let’s get creative! A suggestion example is having…

Karin Heller, New Garden Friends Meeting

Religious Education News / August 17, 2021

Back to School Blessing / Join us next Sunday during Meeting for Worship for our Back to School Blessing! This an opportunity for the community to express our love for our children, young adults, and teachers as they enter into a new school year. It is also an opportunity for us to remind one another (even if we are not headed back to school!) that we carry the love of New Garden Friends Meeting with us…

Friends Committee on National Legislation Letter Writing / July 2021

Friends Committee on National Legislation is calling on Friends and others to encourage Congress to pass JUST recovery legislation with an emphasis on Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit, which could cut child poverty in the U.S. in half. Without congressional action, these tax credits which were included in earlier recovery legislation will expire on December 31. Go to the FCNL web sight, www.fcnl.org; click UPDATES and RESOURCES, click ACT, Take Action; scan…

Foreign Links Across the Globe / Host Homes Needed / February 9, 2021

Hello, I am Roni Samaras Sutton, the daughter of Betty Keener Samaras, granddaughter of Claud and Violet Keener and cousin of Gertrude Beal. I currently live in Roanoke, VA and am employed by Foreign Links Across the Globe, also known as FLAG. FLAG brings high school aged students from all over the world to study for a year in the US. FLAG has instituted a partnership program with non-profit organizations to give referral donations for…

Mark your calendars for virtual Simple Christmas / December 12, 2020

Clearly this year will be different. But we can still enjoy some virtual fun and fellowship! Activities will be scheduled for an hour (or less, depending on what the activity is) throughout the day beginning at 10 a.m. Once all activities have been scheduled, Zoom links will be created for each. Because we are doing a simplified version of Simple Christmas, activities will also need to be kept relatively simple and not require many supplies.…

Pastor’s Walmart Layaway Payoff / Contributions Needed by December 8, 2020

Every year NGFM anonymously pays off several families’ Christmas gift layaways. This year with so many people unemployed the need is greater than ever to help our neighbors buy Christmas gifts. Pastor Margaret will use whatever money is remaining in her discretionary funds to pay off layaways but please consider contributing so we can have an even greater impact. Donations can be made to NGFM but should be designated “Christmas layaway”. Donations need to be…