Update from the Meeting on Ministry & Council / January 19, 2022

Current guidelines for gathering at New Garden Friends Meeting [first published January 4] All group activities at NGFM are structured to be as inclusive and COVID-safe as possible. Nevertheless, we urge all New Gardeners to be mindful of the update above from our COVID medical advisers. Please make decisions about gathering at New Garden Friends Meeting and elsewhere based on your personal level of risk for serious COVID disease and the risks that your exposure to…

Update from the Meeting on Ministry & Council / January 5, 2022

Current guidelines for gathering at New Garden Friends Meeting All group activities at NGFM are structured to be as inclusive and COVID-safe as possible. Nevertheless, we urge all New Gardeners to be mindful of the update above from our COVID medical advisers. Please make decisions about gathering at New Garden Friends Meeting and elsewhere based on your personal level of risk for serious COVID disease and the risks that your exposure to COVID could pose for…

Meeting for Worship / February 7, 2021

Sunday 11 a.m. / Meeting for Worship livestream: Facebook Live: www.facebook.com/NewGardenFriendsMeeting/ Prepared messages are posted at: www.ngfm.org/media Order of Worship Welcome Announcement Reading: Genesis 1:26-31 Solar Panel Blessing Special Music: “The Lord is My Light” from Songs and Prayers of Taize. Kate Seel, vocal Message: Our Sacred Connection to Nature

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Finance & Stewardship Report / July 5th

Generally, our budget is in good shape. Contributions are down a bit from prior years with slightly fewer donors. But some expenses have been limited with the Meetinghouse closed. More people are participating in online donations through our web page. Thank you. The solar project is progressing, with a re-roofing contract about to be signed. I’m sure you’ll hear more about the project from the group working on it, but there should be little impact…

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Monthly Meeting for Business / July 5th

Greetings Friends, I hope you are all faring as well as can be expected in this strange time that we are experiencing. I want to invite you all to Monthly Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business this First Day (Sunday) July 5 beginning at 1 p.m. Several items will be discussed, including the following: 1) Solar+ Energy is ready to seek approval moving into the next steps for installing solar panels. I believe the…

From Tim Lindeman, Presiding Clerk of New Garden Friends Meeting

Thank you all who participated in last First Day’s Monthly Meeting for Business. I feel like we accomplished a great deal– we’re almost done with approval of all Committee Duties. Janie Foy and I and others are also working on some Personnel Policies and other organization things that we will bring to Monthly Meeting for approval in the future. And the Solar+ Energy Project news is exciting! We will NOT have a Zoom Meeting for…

From Tim Lindeman, Presiding Clerk of NGFM

Although the Meeting House is closed and locked, and we are no longer meeting with each other in person, there are many things that testify to the vibrancy of our community. Some of those activities: • Margaret’s twice-weekly messages • Sunday Spiritual Disciples class continues to meet digitally • Young Friends is also continuing to meet digitally (if you are a middle- or high-schooler or a child of yours would like to join, contact Karin Heller…

Bolivia Quaker Education Fund Two Week Tour / July 9 – 22

Bolivia Quaker Education Fund is sponsoring a two-week tour of Bolivia and its rich culture and astounding natural beauty, July 9-22, 2020. This year there will be an added emphasis on studying climate change and its impact. The tour will be led by Dr. Stanley Blanco, the founder of a nonprofit to improve Bolivian children’s health who is also a bilingual tour leader and international aid manager, assisted by Alicia Lucasi of BQEF and Guido…

“Green Drinks Greensboro” Forum / Think Globally; Act Locally

A forum “Green Drinks Greensboro” at Scuppernong Books in downtown Greensboro explores Think Globally Act Locally – How can we get local government to take bold action on climate change? Speakers: Ken Brame, Chair of NC Sierra Club Chapter & Chair of the WNC Sierra Club Political Committee Blake Flemming, Lead Organizer, NC Sierra Club Chapter Ken Brame helped form and has been a leader with the Western North Carolina Renewable Energy Coalition in Asheville/Buncombe…

“Green Drinks Greensboro” Forum / April 25

Scuppernong Books / 7:00 p.m. / A forum “Green Drinks Greensboro” will be held on April 25, at 7 p.m. at Scuppernong Books in downtown Greensboro. Think Globally Act Locally – How can we get local government to take bold action on climate change? Speakers: Ken Brame, Chair of NC Sierra Club Chapter & Chair of the WNC Sierra Club Political Committee Blake Flemming, Lead Organizer, NC Sierra Club Chapter Ken Brame helped form and…