Challenging Racism / July 20, 2021

About a month ago Juneteenth was first celebrated as a federal holiday. This commemorates June 19, 1865, when word finally reached ALL enslaved persons that President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation in 1863 had set them free. At a celebration of this momentous day in history in downtown Greensboro, it was a real joy to watch a sea of happy faces, feeling pride in the day, and welcome in our city. There was food, music and dancing.…

Memorial Day Cemetery Tours / May 31, 2021

With the increasing vaccinations and easing of restrictions on outdoor events, Memorial Day tours of the New Garden graveyard will resume on the 31st. We will still take precautions, however. Tours will be offered (two times) 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. Each tour will be limited to 25. Masks are to be worn and social distancing observed. To register, contact Max Carter at ([email protected]). No public announcement will be made of the tours, but feel…

New Gardener’s Day of Service / January 18, 2021

The January 18 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day parade was cancelled due to Covid, but a Day Of Service was encouraged by City Council member Sharon Hightower. Fourteen New Gardeners showed up masked with trash bags, and were spread out to pick up litter from all the blocks of MLK Drive. We easily spread out over the two mile stretch, and finally joined to sing in masks at the statue of King at Bragg Street.…

Holiday Gift Ideas / December 2020

Looking for ideas for holiday gift-giving that support local businesses? Consider these books at Scuppernong Books www.scuppernongbooks.com Richie Zweigenhaft, Jews, Palestinians, and Friends: 45 Years at a Quaker College (a sorta memoir). Beal and Carter, “Tales from the New Garden Friends Graveyard.” Max Carter, “Palestine and Israel: A Personal Encounter

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…

Advent Candle Lighting this Year / November 29, 2020

Advent season is right around the corner and New Garden Friends Meeting is preparing to celebrate the Christmas season in new ways in light of the restriction brought by Covid-19. We will be lighting advent candles each Sunday in advent from home during Zoom/Facebook Live worship. If you do not have an advent wreath at home, advent wreath kits are available to pick up from outside New Garden Friends Meeting! Please take one kit per…

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Staying Well for the Holidays / November 19, 2020

Dear New Gardeners, As you are likely aware, the CDC is strongly recommending that we all stay home for Thanksgiving. Out of our deep love and respect for you all, we urge you to consider this advice. If you decide to get together with people outside your household, wherever that might be, we urge you to consider the guidance from our COVID-19 Medical Advisory Group, which will help you to stay as safe as possible.…

Advent Candle Lighting This Year / November 29, 2020

Advent season is right around the corner and New Garden Friends Meeting is preparing to celebrate the Christmas season in new ways in light of the restriction brought by Covid-19. We will light advent candles each Sunday in advent from home. If you do not have an advent wreath at home, advent wreath kits will be available to pick up from outside New Garden Friends Meeting several weeks prior to the start of advent (Nov.…