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…

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…

31st Annual Feast of Caring / November 17, 2022

Every year, on the Thursday before Thanksgiving, the Greensboro community comes together to fight hunger by participating in the Feast of Caring. During the holiday season, many face hunger and cannot sit down to a holiday feast. They will be alone, hungry, and in crisis. At the Fest of Caring, guests can make a donation and enjoy a simple meal of soup and bread. All donations will support Greensboro Urban Ministry programs that fight hunger,…

Honor Cards at New Garden Friends Meeting / November-December, 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…

Join the New Garden Friends Meals on Wheels Team / November 16, 2022

Would you like to join a team that makes a big difference in the lives of others and strengthens your relationships with other Friends? If so, please join the NGFM Meals on Wheels Team. This is a project initiated by the Peace and Social Concerns Committee. Other faith communities in Greensboro have teams, and this is a great time for New Garden Friends Meeting to get on board! If you would like to volunteer, all…

Small Grants Available / November 16, 2022

Peace and Social Concern Committee is seeking proposals for small grants to support programs or projects that reflect our Quaker Values. Usually, grants are awarded in the $250 – $500 range. You may apply on behalf of an organization or project by submitting a one-page description of the work being done, specifically what the grant would be used for, contact information including name, address and how a check should be written, should the proposal be…

George Lakey: Lessons for Today from a Lifetime of Nonviolent Activism / November 20, 2022

We have been invited to join a forum with George Lakey. Many of us are inspired by his activism and witness. Piedmont Friends is inquiring into the possibility of George coming to our area next year and in that process we were invited to join by Zoom an event in Baltimore featuring George entitled, “Lessons for Today from a Lifetime of Nonviolent Activism” on November 20th at 3:15 p.m. Please register here. George Lakey is…