Religious Education News / April 13, 2022

You’re Invited! We will hold our Annual Easter Egg Hunt in the New Garden Friends Meeting Cemetery on Easter Sunday at the rise of 11 a.m. semi-programmed Meeting for Worship! Children are invited to bring a bag or basket and join the fun. All participants should remain masked, maintain appropriate social distance, and stay with their pods/family groups. Childcare on Sunday Morning; Are you planning to attend in-person, Semi-programmed Meeting for Worship with a child/…

Plans for Christmas / December 2021

Christmas Eve – Friday, December 24 / We will have an in-person Christmas Eve service at 7 p.m. on Friday, December 24. The service will be candle-lit and outside around our firepit and Christmas tree. Due to the chilly weather, the service will be a bit shorter this year but will include our traditional scripture reading and carol singing and other beloved traditions. Help Needed for 7 p.m. Christmas Eve Worship – Christmas Eve worship…

Honor Cards / December 15, 2021

Honor cards are still being offered for sale at $5.00 each. They will be available for purchase at the rise of meeting on any first day that we meet in person prior to Christmas. In addition, we are offering a “drive by” date – Wednesday, December 15, from 11:00 – 1:00 in the New Garden parking lot. All proceeds for cards will go to the organizations: Backpack Beginnings Faith Action International Greensboro Urban Ministries Habitat…

Plans for Celebrating Christmas 2021

Solstice Celebration – Tuesday, December 21 / Drumming at 5:45 p.m., readings at 6 p.m. We will gather by the fire circle outside the meeting room. Please bring your own lawn chair. Please adhere to the Covid Committee’s masking and distancing guidelines. If it is raining the event will be cancelled. Christmas Eve – Friday, December 24 / We will have an in-person Christmas Eve service at 7 p.m. on Friday, December 24. The service…

Honor Cards at New Garden Friends Meeting / December 2021

Honor cards are a different way for you to give a present to your friends or loved ones: Instead of a physical object, you give a card that reflects a gift to a charity. The gift to the charity is in the name of your friend or loved one, so they know that a local organization has been supported in their honor. At New Garden Friends Meeting, we have selected a few local organizations to…

Karin Heller, New Garden Friends Meeting

Religious Education News / November 23, 2021

Simple Christmas is back and in person! / This year, Simple Christmas has been scheduled for Saturday, December 4, 12:30-4 p.m. Because activities will take place outdoors, there is a possibility that we will have to postpone. If that is the case, rain/snow date is the following Saturday, December 11 at the same time. We have shifted to the afternoon in hopes that it will be warmer. In addition to meeting outdoors, there are a…

Plans for Celebrating Christmas / 2021

Christmas is right around the corner and plans are underway for how New Garden Friends Meeting can safely celebrate Christmas together as a community. Thanks to the hard work of Roger Seel (clerk of House Committee), aided by Linda Maynard (clerk of Grounds Committee) we have a live Christmas tree that has been planted near our worship room in the space that was left by the oak tree that came down last fall. On November…

Simple Christmas is Back and in Person! / December 4, 2021

This year, Simple Christmas has been scheduled for Saturday, December 4, 12-4 p.m. Because activities will take place outdoors, there is a possibility that we will have to postpone. If that is the case, rain/snow date is the following Saturday, December 11 at the same time. We have shifted to the afternoon in hopes that it will be warmer. In addition to meeting outdoors, there are a few other necessary modifications this year. Friends are asked to “register”…

Hallowe’en Graveyard Tour / October 31, 2021

For the first time in two years, there will be a Hallowe’en night lantern tour of the New Garden graveyard! The 8 p.m. stroll through the cemetery will be led by Max Carter. Given the special circumstances of the year, there will be no “interpreters” at various graves, and no Starbucks coffee at the final — Starbuck — site. But there will be plenty of stories of the fascinating people and events interred in the…

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…