Sun 30

Meeting for Worship / Un-Programmed

January 30 @ 9:00 am - 9:45 am
Sun 30

Adult Forum

January 30 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Sun 30

Meeting for Worship / Semi-Programmed

January 30 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mon 31

Mondays for Marcus Vigil

January 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Things you need to know

Coping With Covid / January 25, 2022

Case positively (the number of positive tests of all the test results reported not including in-home tests) is still 37.8%, an alarming percentage, and the…

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Seekers Classes / February 2022

Seekers classes will happen on Zoom on Sundays, February 6, 13, 20, and 27 from 4-6 p.m. These classes are a wonderful opportunity for newcomers…

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Mondays for Marcus Vigil

The vigil continues for the tragic killing of a homeless unarmed mentally ill man named Marcus Smith at the hands of Greensboro police September 8th,…

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Challenging Racism / January 20, 2022

On Sunday, Pastor Margaret read an excerpt from Martin Luther King’s “Letter From Birmingham Jail,” and I felt convicted as a “white moderate,” in whom…

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Coping with COVID / January 20, 2022

North Carolina has seen a dramatic increase in COVID-19 cases in recent weeks and, increasingly, in the more highly contagious omicron variant. Hospitals and the…

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Committee News / January 11, 2022

How Your Financial Contributions Worked for Justice in 2021 Many New Gardeners are aware of our meeting’s financial support of: American Friends Social Committee Friends…

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Coping With Covid / January 11, 2022

Update from the COVID Medical Advisory Group North Carolina has seen a dramatic increase in COVID-19 cases in recent weeks, including the delta variant and,…

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Challenging Racism / January 5, 2022

A powerful Statement on Systemic Racism worth sharing from the North Carolina Council of Churches, in which NC Friends hold membership: https://tinyurl.com/ahsk93wf A resolution adopted…

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Coping with COVID / January 5, 2022

Update from the COVID Medical Advisory Group North Carolina has seen a dramatic increase in COVID-19 cases in recent weeks, including the delta variant and,…

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Covid Advisory Update / December 28, 2021

The COVID Advisory Group last met 12/6/21, and recommended that protocols for New Garden Friends Meeting continue mostly the same through the Holiday season. Therefore, semi-programmed Meeting for Worship…

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Holiday Covid News / December 28, 2021

Infectious disease experts are still  reevaluating Holiday advice given the discovery of  the  highly contagious COVID  Omicron variant.  This variant has now been isolated in dozens of…

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Covid Advisory Update / December 21, 2021

The COVID Advisory Group last met 12/6/21, and recommended that protocols for New Garden Friends Meeting continue mostly the same through the Holiday season. Therefore, semi-programmed Meeting for Worship…

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Holiday Covid News / December 20, 2021

Infectious disease experts are still  reevaluating Holiday advice given the discovery of  the  highly contagious COVID  Omicron variant.  This variant has now been isolated in dozens of…

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Covid Advisory / December 15, 2021

The COVID Advisory Group last met December 6, and protocols for New Garden Friends Meeting will continue mostly the same through the Holiday season. Specifically,…

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Holiday Covid News / December 15, 2021

Infectious disease experts are now in the process of reevaluating Holiday advice given the discovery of a new, apparently highly contagious COVID variant , now being…

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Covid Advisory / December 10, 2021

The COVID Advisory Group last met 12/6/21, and protocols for New Garden Friends Meeting will continue mostly the same through the Holiday season. Specifically, we…

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Challenging Racism / December 10, 2021

To learn more about African American singer Paul Robeson, who was highly accomplished in addition to his magnificent baritone voice, see https://tinyurl.com/ywvy2w2h and scroll down…

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Challenging Racism / November 30, 2021

A personal survey for Quakers offered by CH Holcombe: Anti-racism Survey Question for Quakers. What are you doing in your daily life that addresses/shows awareness…

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Challenging Racism / November 23, 2021

Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative spoke virtually to an A&T University audience on Wednesday, November 17. He noted the…

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Covid Advisory / November 16, 2021

Infectious disease experts are now saying that fully vaccinated people can gather for the holidays with minimal risk. Testing in advance adds assurance that someone…

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Adult Forum / November 21, 2021

9:30-10:30 a.m. Zoom only / Join us for a discussion about “THERE THERE” by Tommy Orange. This award-winning novel is about what life is like for Native…

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Covid Advisory / November 9, 2021

The COVID  Advisory Group last  met 11/8/21, and protocols for New Garden Friends Meeting  will continue mostly the same through the Holiday season. Specifically, we…

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Challenging Racism / November 9, 2021

A quotation from Amhara Powell, in “Discovering Fellowship among African American Friends,” Friends Bulletin, Vol. 74, No. 1, January 2003, pp. 3-4: “Unprogrammed worship spoke…

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Covid Advisory / November 2, 2021

The COVID  Advisory Group last met 10/11/21, and protocols for New Garden Friends Meeting continue the same at least until the next advisory Group meeting.…

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Challenging Racism / November 2, 2021

The September 29 entry in this space offered a quotation from Harold Weaver, Jr.’s Pendle Hill Pamphlet #465 – Race, Systemic Violence, and Retrospective Justice…

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Adult Forum / November 21, 2021

9:45 a.m. / On November 21, our Adult Forum Zoom class will discuss the current selection for our whole city to read a book together:…

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Karin Heller, New Garden Friends Meeting

Adult Forum / November 7 , 2021

Adult Forum will meet by Zoom at 9:45 a.m. Join us November 7 and 14 for oral readings and discussion from the book, “Faithful Voices:…

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Challenging Racism / October 17, 2021

A message from the interracial Social Justice Committee recently formed with St. James Presbyterian, First Presbyterian, Westminster Presbyterian and New Garden Friends Meeting regarding the…

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Covid Advisory / October 19, 2021

The COVID  Advisory Group met 10/11/21, and protocols for New Garden Friends Meeting will remain the same for the next month. Specifically, we will continue…

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Help Quaker House

Quaker House’s Peace Mission needs New Garden volunteers to help keep it running. You can learn more about Quaker House by watching the Conscientious Objectors…

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Challenging Racism / October 12, 2021

Some New Gardeners and others in our community have been involved with communicating in various ways with the Guilford County Board of Education. Holding signs…

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Karin Heller, New Garden Friends Meeting

Adult Forum / October 17, 2021

Adult Forum will meet by Zoom at 11:15 a.m. You can also participate as a small group on the New Garden Friends Meeting grounds, if…

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Covid Advisory / October 12, 2021

The COVID  Advisory Group met 10/11/21 and protocols for New Garden Friends Meeting will remain the same for the next month. Specifically, we will continue…

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Challenging Racism / October 5, 2021

Regarding Critical Race Theory, a very contentious topic these days: Mari Matsuda, a law professor at the University of Hawaii, who was an early developer…

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World Quaker Day / October 3, 2021

Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC) invites every Quaker meeting and church from around the world to celebrate WORLD QUAKER DAY (WQD) on October 3.…

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Challenging Racism / September 28, 2021

African American Quaker Harold D. Weaver Jr. in Race, Systemic Violence, and Retrospective Justice (2020) on pages 13-14 states: “The North American economy grew into…

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Behind the Scenes / September 26, 2021

Alan Spiewak (left) and Wiley Sykes manage the technology necessary for worshippers on the lawn at New Garden Friends Meeting and simultaneously webcast the service…

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Covid Advisory / September 28, 2021

The COVID plans for New Garden Friends Meeting will remain the same this week in accordance with current policies and protocols for protecting friends/Friends from…

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Covid Advisory / September 14, 2021

A COVID Medical Advisory Group meeting for NGFM was held 9/13/21 to discuss policies and protocols for protecting friends/ Friends from COVID. The group was…

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Book Review / September 9, 2021

“How to Be An Antiracist” Book Review… On Thursday, September 9 we will continue to review Abram X Kendi’s book, covering chapters 14 and 15,…

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Covid Advisory / September 7, 2021

A called meeting for NGFM was held 8/21/21 to discuss policies and protocols for protecting friends/ Friends from COVID. A summary and review of protocols followed…

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Covid Advisory / August 31, 2021

A called meeting for NGFM was held 8/21/21 to discuss policies and protocols for protecting friends/ Friends from COVID. A summary and review of protocols followed…

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How to join Zoom worship online

Are you interested in joining online Meeting for Worship via Zoom? If so, please contact Sharon Burton in the Meeting office for details. You may…

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Help Needed / August 2021

I need a couple of able-bodied teens or adults to help clean my screen porch, moving furniture, hosing down area, drying and moving back in.…

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Persimmon Grove Invitation

Persimmon Grove AME Church on Dolley Madison Road, Greensboro, is inviting all to feed our bodies, minds, and spirits with their annual revival on the…

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Covid Advisory Update / August 17, 2021

Cases of COVID and hospitalizations continued to dramatically increase in the last week in NC with the Delta variant continuing to drive the outbreak. There has been an increase…

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Covid Advisory Update / August 3, 2021

Cases of COVID and hospitalizations continued to significantly increase in the last week, with the far more infectious Delta variant driving this outbreak. There has…

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Challenging Racism / August 3, 2021

Several Quaker organizations – including the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), Friends Council on Education, Friends General Conference, and Pendle Hill – have formed a…

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Covid Advisory Update / July 27, 2021

Cases of COVID and hospitalizations continued to significantly increase in the last week, with the more infectious Delta variant now constituting about 80 % of…

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Challenging Racism / July 27, 2021

From the New York Public Library African American Desk Reference (1999), and The Melanin Project, another (probably unknown to most of us) fact about an…

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Covid Advisory Update / July 20, 2021

Cases of COVID and hospitalizations continued to significantly increase in the last week, believed to be due to the more infectious Delta variant. According to…

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Challenging Racism / July 20, 2021

About a month ago Juneteenth was first celebrated as a federal holiday. This commemorates June 19, 1865, when word finally reached ALL enslaved persons that…

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Challenging Racism / July 14, 2021

As a community of faith, we have come to realize that our commitment to anti-racism requires the proverbial “thinking outside the box” and creating new…

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Opportunity for Young People / July 5, 2021

Attention: rising high school juniors and seniors! Are you interested in leadership, addressing the “ism’s”? NCCJ is recruiting for Anytown and and scholarships available. Students…

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Challenging Racism / July 5, 2021

It was shocking to learn from the New York Public Library African American Desk Reference list (1999) purchased recently about a number of African American…

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Covid Advisory Update / July 5, 2021

Cases of COVID, hospitalizations and percent positive COVID tests in NC have stayed stable at low levels this week. Vaccination numbers did not change much…

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Save the Date / July 18, 2021

A Meet & Greet with Deborah Suess Immediately following the 10 a.m. meeting on July 18, plan to linger and meet Deborah Suess who is…

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Caring Friends Needs Help / July 2021

Caring Friends needs new volunteers! If you are willing to provide transportation for folks to things like doctor’s appointments or deliver groceries, provide meals when…

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Challenging Racism / June 28, 2021

A question has long haunted me: why, among American Quakers, have African Americans historically been Fit for Freedom, (but) Not for Friendship? This is actually…

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Summer Program / July 10, 2021

Summer Program Our next Summer Program date is fast approaching! Join us Saturday, July 10, 9 a.m. -1 p.m. We will spend our time together…

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New Technologies Forum / June 27, 2021

Can New Technologies Including Nuclear Energy Help Solve the Climate Crisis? On Sunday, June 27, an educational and interactive forum will explore the potential and…

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Adult Forum / June 13, 2021

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. / Join us to learn more about Greensboro’s own Magnolia House. The Magnolia House (known by it’s formal name, the…

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Challenging Racism / June 9, 2021

In her pamphlet, “The Seed Cracked Open: Growing Beyond Racism”, author Vanessa Julye, a Black Quaker woman from PA, exposes racism within the Religious Society…

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Upcoming Adult Forums for May 2021

May 9: After some conversation about the Quaker perspective on economic systems, Friends felt led to continue our discussion with specific attention to action items.…

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Adult Forum / April 25, 2021

9:45 a.m. / Zoom Forum / In our discussions about the New York Times 1619 Project in February, Friends became engaged in a conversation about…

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Adult Forum / April 18, 2021

April 18 / 9:45 a.m. / How to Be An Anti-Racist, by Ibram X. Kendi / Peace & Social Concerns is leading the second session…

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Recycle Your Foam / March 13, 2021

Bring your foam to Foam Frolic, Saturday, March 13th, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Greensboro’s unique foam recycling site is open and receiving foam cups,…

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Young Friends / February 7, 2021

12:30 p.m. / Please check email for Zoom invitation link, or reach out to Karin Heller for more information. As always, please feel free to…

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Covid Updates / January 27, 2021

COVID 19 vaccine access is similar to last week as below: Vaccinations are currently open to persons age 65 and older by appointment only, at…

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Vaccine Updates/ January 19, 2021

Cone Health and Guilford County Health mark the start of vaccinations at the Greensboro Coliseum. Vaccinations are now open there to persons age 65 and…

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Holiday Gift Ideas / December 2020

Looking for ideas for holiday gift-giving that support local businesses? Consider these books at Scuppernong Books www.scuppernongbooks.com Richie Zweigenhaft, Jews, Palestinians, and Friends: 45 Years…

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Support Friendship Community Partnership

A way to support Friendship Community Partnership and our friends of color Nicole Walker, of Persimmon Grove AME Church/Friendship Community Partnership, has invited New Gardeners…

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Free Firewood / November 2020

Wood from the tree that fell on our worship room recently is lying on the east side of the building and is available for free…

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Covid-19 Update / November 6, 2020

NGFM’s Covid-19 Medical Advisory Group Recommendation; We had been hopeful that conditions for in-person meetings would improve before the holidays, but across the country the infection…

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Adult Forum / November 8, 2020

Better Understanding the Case of Marcus Deon Smith / Marcia Foutch, Hester Petty, Lewis Pitts. Marcia Foutch is a retired teacher who moved from Minneapolis,…

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Young Friends Starts October 25, 2020

Young Friends will officially launch programming on Sunday, October 25 with a Virtual Pumpkin Carving Extravaganza! Information and updates on Young Friends programming will be…

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Voting Matters / October 6, 2020

Less than four weeks until our next national election! Between now and the election, your Peace and Social Concerns Committee wants to share non-partisan tips…

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Covid-19 Update / October 6, 2020

Recommendation from NGFM’s COVID-19 Medical Advisory Group: On August 30, the Meeting on Ministry & Counsel requested that our COVID-19 medical advisors make recommendations about…

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Solar+ Project Update / October 2020

New Garden Friends Meeting has made great progress in reducing our carbon footprint. Next step is obtaining permits. Exciting photos of our progress are available…

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Voting Matters

Less than five weeks until our next national election! Each week between now and the election, Peace and Social Concerns Committee wants to share non-partisan…

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Volunteer Opportunity in France

The Centre Quaker de Congenies, in the south of France, is seeking long term volunteer Resident Friends. Enjoy the region, the garden and the conviviality…

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Recycling Sty’foam

Are take-out containers, egg cartons and other foam packaging building up at your house? A local place to recycle foam is in the works. Environmental…

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Voter Reflection Guide Offered

“Guide to Democracy Values and the 2020 Election” A 2020 voter reflection guide is available from Faith in Public Life and Interfaith Power and Light,…

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Absentee & Vote by Mail

Anyone who is eligible to vote in North Carolina is also eligible to vote using an absentee ballot and completing their voting by mail. I…

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Wednesday Readings & Queries

Every Wednesday at 1 p.m. Pastor Margaret is doing a live video on the New Garden Friends Meeting Facebook page. Each week will include readings and…

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Covid-19 Safety

If you have been out shopping in the past days, you have seen a variety of folks who are wearing mask correctly or who aren’t…

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Solar+ Project Update

New Garden’s Energy Team is excited to report that monthly meeting approved the Solar Energy + Outreach Project. This is a great opportunity to reduce…

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Solar + Project News

On June 7 New Garden Monthly Meeting has approved a plan to install solar panels on the Meetinghouse roof, which will save up to 75%…

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Virtual Food Drive Exceeds Goal

Thank you, New Gardeners, for generously supporting our virtual food drive that was in place of the usual Spring Food Drive for Greensboro Urban Ministries.…

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AmeriCorps Positions Open / Apply ASAP

Greensboro AmeriCorps Positions Available for September 2020 – August 2021. The AmeriCorps Partnership to End Homelessness, located in Greensboro, is recruiting 4 full-time and 24…

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Graveyard Tour Update / May 25

For many years, it has been a custom at New Garden to have an “alternative” Memorial Day graveyard tour to highlight the many different ways…

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New Garden Friends Meeting Interest Groups

Finance & Stewardship Update / May 24

We continue to meet all the Meeting’s obligations including payroll, utilities, building care and our outreach to help other organizations and people in need. I…

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Nominating Committee Focus

This week we present the final committee for consideration, our Nominating Committee with a re-cap of the complete committee list. Nominating Committee is who we…

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Nominating Committee Focus

As we approach the “home stretch” of our information on the NGFM committees will be considering our Communications Committee and our Personnel Committee. Communications Committee…

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New Garden Friends Meeting Greensboro NC

Finance and Stewardship

The work of the Meeting continues, and so do the financial obligations. Please consider sending a check to the Meeting or give online using the…

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A Prayer for a Pandemic

May we who are merely inconvenienced, remember those who lives are at stake. May we who have no risk factors, remember those most vulnerable. May…

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A Healing Poem

This is a healing poem For when you cannot dance and cannot work and cannot walk. Concentrate on the things you still can do. Breathe.…

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Nominating Committee Focus

As we continue the weekly explanation of the New Garden Friends Meeting committees we would like to highlight the work of our Literature/Library Committee and…

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New Ideas Project

Friends, Our next Idea Gathering Session was scheduled for Sunday, April 26. Of course, we will not be able meet at that time. The following…

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Update on Digital Worship

As we head into a new season of social distancing and with the increasing number of covid-19 cases throughout the country, we will have a…

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Nominating Committee Focus

Our current social distancing policy has put the work of this weeks committees on hold. Both committees support the social gathering activities of our Meeting…

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Nominating Committee Focus

This week we will highlight the two committees that oversee our facilities; the House Committee and the Grounds Committee. Some in our Meeting may remember…

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Easter Flowers

Although, we won’t be able put flowers from our gardens in vases for our Easter Meeting for Worship, we invite friends to post on Facebook…

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Easter Sunrise Service / April 12

Since New Garden Friends Meeting will not be able to have an in-person sunrise service on Easter morning this year, we invite Friends who enjoy…

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Online Worship / April 5

Live worship on New Garden Friends Meeting Facebook page at 11 a.m. and posted on New Garden Friends Meeting website. Reading: Matthew 21:1-10 Title: Palm…

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Friends General Conference News Update

The Gathering will be held virtually. Friends General Conference is working to find a way to accommodate Friends without internet access. Special Youth programs are…

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Caring Friends Update

Caring Friends has been thrown a curve ball by this pandemic, but we didn’t let it stop us! Caring Friends has many volunteers who send cards,…

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Solar Energy Project

New Garden Friends Meeting is forming a working group to explore the costs and benefits of installing solar panels on the Meetinghouse. We are also…

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Persimmon Grove Vigil / February 28

Our neighbors at Persimmon Grove AME, 408 Dolley Madison Rd, Greensboro, NC 27410, recently had their church vandalized with racist graffiti. They are organizing a…

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Lunch & Learn / February 16

At 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 16, the Peace and Social Concerns Committee will present the film “Pray the Devil Back to Hell”. This documentary…

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Brotherhood Forum / January 19

9:45-10:45 a.m/ Parlor / David Fraccaro will lead Brotherhood Forum this Sunday. David is the Executive Director of FaithAction International House and is a graduate…

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Christmas Eve Goodies Needed

Calling all bakers and sweet-tooth supporters! Please plan to share in our beloved New Garden Christmas Eve tradition by dropping off cookies and treats in…

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Cookie Bake / Dec. 11

6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. / The Parsons Circle is hosting the annual Cookie Bake in the kitchen and fellowship hall – bring your prepared…

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Simple Christmas / Dec. 14

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. / Fellowship Hall / Join us for a laid-back time of food, fellowship, and fun crafts and activities! Please contact…

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Parents’ Day Out / Dec. 7

10 a.m. to 2 p.m /  Childcare Room / Volunteers from the Religious Education committee will host children in the childcare room downstairs where they…

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Calling All Crafters / Dec. 9

7:00 p.m. / Parlor / Are you interested in doing small projects with other crafters at New Garden? A small group has met a couple…

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Inter-Generational Forum / Dec. 8

9:30 – 10: 30 a.m. / Fellowship Hall / Join us for a very special Inter-generational forum on Sunday, December 8th. We’ll sing carols, do…

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