Wed 06
Sat 09

Breakfast 4 Our Friends

July 9 @ 7:45 am - 8:30 am
Sat 09

Nikki Holland at Deep River Friends

July 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Sun 10

Meeting for Worship / Un-Programmed

July 10 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Things you need to know

Religious Education / June 28, 2022

Childcare on Sunday Morning Are you planning to attend in-person, semi- programmed Meeting for Worship with a child/children this week? Childcare is available for children…

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Stew Makers Needed / June 2022

New Garden provides a monthly meal for the homeless housed at Urban Ministry’s Weaver House. We need additional volunteers to prepare stew and will provide…

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Challenging Racism / June 20, 2022

From the Black Quaker Project, on June 17, 2022: “The Black Quaker Project is happy to celebrate Juneteenth. . . commemorating the end of slavery…

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Religious Education / June 15, 2022

Summer Program Summer Program is scheduled for June 27 to July 01, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  This week long, cooperative program takes on a different theme each…

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Religious Education / June 06, 2022

Summer Program Summer Program is scheduled for June 27 – July 1, 2022 / 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  This week long, cooperative program takes on a different…

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Equity Calendar / June 2022

(Caribbean American Heritage Month) (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender & Questioning History Month)19 Juneteenth (1865) – Months after the Emancipation Proclamation was passed to abolish slavery,…

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Religious Education / June 2, 2022

Summer Program Summer Program is scheduled for June 13-17, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  *Please submit registration forms by Wednesday, June 8th This week long, cooperative program…

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Covid Medical Advisory / June 1, 2022

Weekly metrics by the CDC are still updated every Thursday by 8 pm ET at CDC.gov or (800-CDC-INFO), though the Holiday weekend has delayed updating of the metrics…

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Challenging Racism / May 25, 2022

Just 10 days ago there was another horrendous mass shooting in Buffalo, New York. I found a very interesting online article in Politico magazine: How…

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Anti-Racism Updates / May, 2022

New Garden Friends Meeting Anti-racism group agreed that our work falls into two categories: Examine and learn more about our racism as a faith community,…

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Religious Education / May 25, 2022

Summer Program is June 13-17, 9 a.m. -12:30 p.m. This week long, cooperative program takes on a different theme each year. Participants engage in a number of…

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Religious Education / May 18, 2022

Summer Program is June 13-17, 9 a.m. -12:30 p.m. This week long, cooperative program takes on a different theme each year. Participants engage in a number of…

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Equity Calendar / May 2022

May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, and Jewish American Heritage Month May 1 – May Day May 2 – World Ukulele Day May 3 –…

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Challenging Racism / May 10, 2022

When Bryan Stevenson, Director of the Equal Justice Initiative, speaks he notes how important “proximity” is, if we really want to understand racism and to…

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Religious Education / May 10, 2022

Recognition Sunday is Sunday, May 22 during 11 a.m. semi-programmed Meeting for Worship. Do you know a rising 2nd grader, 4th grader, or graduating Senior…

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Medical Covid Advisory / Update May 3, 2022

The CDC continues to publish weekly metrics, updated every Thursday by 8 pm ET at CDC.gov or (800-CDC-INFO).   In Guilford County, community level risk of COVID transmission continues to be LOW, and hospitalizations…

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How to Help Ukraine / May 4, 2022

Drop donations at Trinity Church: 5200 W Friendly Ave, Greensboro, Monday- Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. First aid and first aid kits Nonperishable…

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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…

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Business Office Note / May 4, 2022

Sharon Burton has submitted her resignation from her position at New Garden effective June 30, 2022. Sharon has offered to help train her successor. In…

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Challenging Racism / May 4, 2022

An article in the News & Record on Sunday, May 1, 2022 speaks to the challenges of the Black residents of Princeville and their resilience.…

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Religious Education / May 4, 2022

Recognition Sunday will take place on Sunday, May 22 during 11 a.m. semi-programmed Meeting for Worship. Do you know a rising 2nd grader, 4th grader,…

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Challenging Racism / April 26, 2022

Before the NCFF Antiracism Working Group monthly Zoom meeting on Thursday, April 28, here is one more quote from Robin DiAngelo, author of Nice Racism:…

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Medical Advisory Covid Update / April 26, 2022

The CDC continues weekly metrics, updated every Thursday by 8 pm ET at CDC.gov or (800-CDC-INFO).  In Guilford County, community level risk of COVID transmission is currently LOW. There are  spots…

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Religious Education / April 26, 2022

Childcare on Sunday Morning Are you planning to attend in-person, Semi-programmed Meeting for Worship with a child/children this week? Childcare is available for children ages…

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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…

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Medical Advisory Covid Update / April 20, 2022

The CDC continues weekly metrics, updated every Thursday by 8 pm ET at CDC.gov or (800-CDC-INFO).  In Guilford County, community level risk of COVID transmission is currently LOW.  The NC Health…

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Covid Medical Advisory / April 13, 2022

The CDC continues weekly metrics, updated every Thursday by 8 pm ET at CDC.gov or (800-CDC-INFO).  In Guilford County, community level risk of COVID transmission is currently LOW. There are key spots…

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Challenging Racism / April 13, 2022

From Robin DiAngelo in Nice Racism: How Progressive White People Perpetuate Racial Harm; “Because white people are not socialized to see ourselves in racial terms,…

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Flowers for Easter / April 17, 2022

Bring flowers to Meeting Easter Sunday for the (in-person and online!) service as we celebrate life and resurrection, hope and new possibilities. This year we…

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Challenging Racism / April 6, 2022

Often I find inspiration from those who lived in the past – some who only recently have received appropriate recognition. One such person is Vina…

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Medical Advisory Covid Update / April 6, 2022

The CDC has shifted to weekly metrics, updated every Thursday by 8 pm ET at CDC.gov or (800-CDC-INFO).  In Guilford County, community level risk of COVID transmission is currently LOW, though there…

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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…

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Challenging Racism / March 31, 2022

A quote from Robin DiAngelo in Nice Racism: How Progressive White People Perpetuate Racial Harm – “Ibram X. Kendi notes that because the ideology of…

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Refugee Support Update / March 23, 2022

New Garden continues to co-sponsor a number of Afghan households – join us! Activities includes transportation to the grocery store, medical appointments, family outings to…

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Challenging Racism / March 23, 2022

From Nice Racism: How Progressive White People Perpetuate Racial Harm by Robin Diangelo – The author explains why it is important for white people to…

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Lobby Opportunity / March 31, 2022

Help End the Devastating War on Yemen: Lobby Opportunity March 26, 2022 marks seven years since the bombing and war started on Yemen. Unfortunately, this…

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Breakfast 4 Our Friends / March 2022

Help serve “Breakfast 4 Our Friends” to people experiencing homelessness every Saturday morning 7:45 – 8:30 a.m. at the Davie Street Parking Deck in Downtown…

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New Garden Friends Cemetery

Cemetery Tour / March 16, 2022

Cemetery Tour on the Day after the Battle of Guilford Courthouse Anniversary There will be a Cemetery Tour on the Day after the Battle of…

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Challenging Racism / March 9, 2022

Today’s column highlights another little known Black innovator, with a nod to Women’s History Month. It comes from Black Enterprise magazine’s March 3, 2022 article…

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Plans for Sunday, March 13, 2022

This Sunday, Meeting for Worship will continue to be projected in the Meeting Room and hosted on Zoom. Friends are reminded that this is a…

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Refugee Support Update / March 8, 2022

We are getting low on our financial contributions. New Garden has been financially supporting some additional families without co-sponsors to cover basic expenses including rent,…

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Equity Calendar / March 2022

March is Women’s History Month; March 2 – 1889 Sioux Act reduced Reservation to present size March 2 – Read Across America Day March 8…

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Adult Forum / March 6, 2022

The New Garden Friends Meeting Anti-Racism Committee sent Meeting members and attenders the Pendle Hill pamphlet, “Race, Systemic Violence, and Retrospective Justice: An African American…

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Challenging Racism / February 15, 2022

Friends, the link in last week’s newsletter was incorrect, so I hope you will try again to look at the Underground Railroad website: https://library.guilford.edu/undergroundrr and…

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Refugee Support Update / February 10, 2022

Needs: Microwaves, blenders/juicers, pressure cookers (simple “old school” not instant pots.), framed mirrors, area rugs, vacuum cleaners, Irons/ironing boards, mattresses & box springs (no kings),…

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Coping with COVID / February 1, 2022

Case positively (the number of positive tests of all the test results reported not including in-home tests) is currently 26.9 %,  still an alarming percentage,…

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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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