Care Fair Held on November 20, 2022

New Gardeners enjoyed fellowship at the Care Fair at the rise of meeting. Tables were staffed by volunteers explaining opportunities to care for each other organized through Caring Friends. Cookie give aways, fiddle music and a chance to enjoy each other’s company added to the fun! Thank you to all the volunteers who made the fair possible and to all the New Gardeners who signed up to become a Caring Friend. If you were unable to attend,…

Honor Cards at New Garden Friends Meeting / 2022

Honor cards are a different way for you to give a present to your friends, neighbors or loved ones. Instead of a physical object, you give a card that reflects a gift to a nonprofit of your choice. The gift to the non-profit 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 multiple…

The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together / November 22, 2022

The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together by Heather McGhee, mentioned in this space earlier, is a big book, which I am still reading, in advance of placing it in our Little Free Anti-racist Library. I am led to share this quotation from page 205 in the chapter entitled The Same Sky today: Perhaps it makes sense, if you’ve spent a lifetime seeing yourself as the winner of…

Religious Education Update / November 22, 2022

Friends are reminded that all Religious Education updates and information will now be included in the newsletter. Karin will not send out an additional email later in the week. Zoom links for hybrid programming will be included in the same email as the Zoom link for Meeting for worship. Simple Christmas / Mark your calendars! Simple Christmas will take place on Saturday, December 10, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. There will be model trains, stories, crafts, music,…

Parents Night Out / Friday, December 9, 2022

Our next “Parents Night Out” is Friday, December 9, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.. Parents, please register with an email to [email protected] by noon on Thursday. Include your name and cell phone number, another emergency contact, your child’s name and age and any information you want to add about the child. Caregivers will be Marcy Maury and Susan Dorn. Contact Susan with questions at [email protected] or 336-312-2225.

Legislative Priorities From Friends Committee on National Legislation / November 22, 2022

These FCNL Legislative Priorities for the 2023-24 Congress were approved by the General Committee of FCNL on November 19, 2020. They provide the framework for FCNL advocacy in 2023 and 2024. The order in which they are presented here does not represent a priority order. Each priority provides a framework for lobbying as way opens. ● Promote peace building and confront the paradigm of global militarism at home and abroad. ● Work towards nuclear disarmament…

Notes from Pastor Ashley / November 16, 2022

Dear Friends, Did you get a chance to see the Faith and Play story that Karin Heller shared in worship? If not, I recommend watching it online! It was lovely to see an example of the story telling that we will have in Intergenerational First Day School. Thank you to everyone who has signed up for the training this weekend! Lately, I have been thinking about how we care for each other at New Garden…