Religious Education / June 28, 2022

Childcare on Sunday Morning Are you planning to attend in-person, semi- programmed Meeting for Worship with a child/children this week? Childcare is available for children ages 4 and under in the nursery beginning at 10:30 a.m.. Because this age group is currently not eligible for the vaccine, we ask that families enter the building through the porch door (next to the kitchen and Fellowship Hall) and take their children directly to the nursery. The capacity…

News from Meeting on Ministry and Counsel / June 28, 2022

Hello Friends — New Garden is in an unusual, but not unfamiliar time of functioning as an un-pastored meeting; we have been in a similar place many years ago, when David Bills, our long-time pastoral minister, took a sabbatical. That means that we have work to do to care for one another. The Meeting on Ministry and Counsel continues to organize speakers for Semi-programmed Meeting for Worship. If you think that you have a message…

New Garden Friends Meeting is seeking an Interim Pastor / June 28, 2022

New Garden Friends Meeting is seeking an Interim Pastor. The primary duties of the Interim Pastor are to deliver First Day messages and provide pastoral care to the Meeting. The Interim Pastor will also participate in the governance of the meeting by attending Monthly Meeting for Business and other committee meetings as needed. Other duties may include weddings, funerals, and other meeting events. The position offers individual health insurance, paid time off, and use of…

Deep River Friends Invites you to Meet Nikki Holland / July 9, 2022

You are invited to Deep River Friends Saturday, July 9, 2022 at 11 a.m. to hear Nikki Holland Friends United Meeting. Nikki will share an update of her and Friends work in Belize. We encourage all to join us to learn more about this important mission and how we can all help. Lunch will be provided with time for fellowship and to catch up with the Holland family. RSVP to ([email protected]) so we have a…

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…