Margaret continues to be out on medical leave until at least May 16, and Ministry and Counsel clerk Karen Garraputa will coordinate with Margaret about her return. Margaret’s work cell phone is being carried by members of MMC, and pastoral care needs are triaged and handled. Deborah Seuss will be serving New Garden in a limited, contract-basis, capacity for the month of May, and will assist with pastoral care needs.

MMC is delighted to share that Alan Spiewak, our multitasking and multi-talented member and essential part of our Tech Crew, has agreed to bring the prepared message for semi-programmed meeting for worship on May 15.

Attenders to Meeting for Worship and all meeting events are reminded that masks are required in the building. We continue this practice (even as some others in the community have stopped masking) as an act of inclusion, protecting those who are unvaccinated, and living into the testimony of care for the community.

If you know of a need for pastoral care, please feel welcome to contact me or call the NGFM cell phone number – 336-338-1986. —Karen Garraputa