New Gardeners did a good deed in 1996, and look what happened / May 18, 2022

By Tom Lassiter / We never know how taking a risk and lending a hand will turn out.  Sometimes the result is beyond imagination. Some 25 years ago, New Garden Friends Meeting helped a Somali refugee family resettle in Greensboro. The family of Sharif Ali and his wife, Bibi, arrived with seven children. Ahmed, the oldest, was 10. Faduma, the youngest, was a baby. We had learned about the great need for resettlement sponsors during…

Stew Makers Needed / May 4, 2022

One of our wonderful Cowboy Stew preparers for our monthly meal for Urban Ministries is moving away and will no longer be able to provide us with stew. Thank you to Rick Tunkel and Cheryl Buehler for the gallons of stew and hundreds of brownies they have contributed over the years! We would like to get a few more volunteers (we will provide the recipe) so all cooks get an occasional break! If you would…

Help End the War on Yemen / April 26, 2022

March 26, 2022 marked seven years since the bombing and war started on Yemen. Unfortunately, this winter has been one of the deadliest periods in the war. While it has fallen off the national discourse, media, and frankly awareness of Americans, Quakers and like-minded individuals across the U.S., led by Friends Committee on National Legislation, are lobbying Congress to end U.S. involvement in the war. We are now weeks into a two-month cease-fire – huge…

Refugee Support Update / April 26, 2022

New Garden continues to co-sponsor a number of Afghan households – join us! Activities include transportation to the grocery store, medical appointments, family outings to a local park, helping a family set up a bank account, etc. There are lots of individuals and households that can still benefit from the help of a dedicated team or small group! Email Cindy Knul if interested ([email protected]). We are still collecting funds in support of these efforts that…

Help to End War in Yemen / April 13, 2022, 2022

Lobby Opportunity March 26, 2022 marks seven years since the bombing and war started on Yemen. Unfortunately, this past month marks one of the deadliest periods in the war. While it has fallen off the national discourse, media, and frankly awareness of Americans, Quakers and like-minded individuals across the U.S., led by Friends Committee on National Legislation, are lobbying Congress to end U.S. involvement in the war. While it has fallen off the national discourse,…

Refugee Support Update / March 31, 2022

New Garden continues to co-sponsor a number of Afghan households – join us! Activities include transportation to the grocery store, medical appointments, family outings to a local park, helping a family set up a bank account, etc. There are lots of individuals and households that can still benefit from the help of a dedicated team or small group! Email Cindy Knul if interested. Volunteers currently needed: African Services Coalition is moving a large number of…