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,…

Care Fair / November 20, 2022

Would you like to find a way to deepen your connection to the New Garden Friends Meeting community? Would you like to be part of a group that grows community through showing care to one another? Becoming a Caring Friend might be for you! Find out more at the Care Fair. When: November 20th, 12:00 at the rise of meeting Where: outside the meeting room or on the front porch, weather permitting. Opportunities to learn…

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…

“Parents Night Out” Returns to New Garden / November 9, 2022

“Friends, On Sunday Monthly Meeting agreed to re-institute “Parents Night Out.” Volunteers are needed to provide child care at the Meeting House for the “Parents Night Out.” On the first Friday of a month the Meeting provides free child care for three hours (6 to 9pm) so parents can have a night out/off. Parents sign-up ahead of time for a specified number of slots and the meeting provides a team of ‘babysitters.’ This was a…

Poetry Readings From October 30, 2022

Because several have asked, I’m sharing the list of poems that Alan and I read on Sunday lightly programmed meeting for worship. Many others from meeting have expressed appreciation and some have told me that they feel inspired to volunteer to read for future lightly programmed 5th Sundays. The poems that we read were, in this order: • Karen – A Permeable Life, by Carrie Newcomer, from her collection, A Permeable Life: Poems and Essays…

Fall Fun Fest & UNICEF Fundraiser / October 30

Join us Sunday, October 30, 4-6 p.m., for the Fall Fun Fest & UNICEF Fundraiser. There will be s’mores, pumpkin decorating, scarecrow making, games and stories, and a bake sale. Don’t forget to wear your (Quaker friendly) costume! You can sign up to Trick or Treat for UNICEF too. Contact Karin Heller if you are interested in volunteering. We still need face painters and Friends who are willing to help run crafts and games. We…

Action Alert: Urgent Call for Election Workers to Protect North Carolina Democracy – Time is Limited! / October 2022

Friends Committee on North Carolina Legislation joins with Quaker Call to Action on the Urgent Call to the Religious Society of Friends to help protect Democracy in North Carolina. Steps YOU can take to help protect democracy in the 2022 election: • Volunteer to work inside a polling place as a local Elections Board worker, or try 2022 Democracy Heroes Form | NCSBE or the State Board of Elections volunteer form HERE. • Volunteer to…

How to Help Refugee Families Right Now / October 2022

• Connect and assist an Afghan family that arrived in August. The husband, a trained civil engineer with eight+ years of experience including working with the U.S. Army is looking for work. If you have any leads and/or would like to see his resume, as well as assist in supporting this family, reach out to Cindy Knull ([email protected]). • A member of the first Afghan family New Garden supported, just over a year ago, needs…