Dear Friends,

Maybe it’s because my oldest just turned 15. Or maybe it’s because we are all starting to settle into our “new normal” after years of online programming and physical isolation. Perhaps it’s the recent loss of dear Friends and pillars of our community. Whatever it is, I’ve spent a lot of time considering the passage of time, and how it relates to my ministry and relationship with New Garden Friends Meeting. These days, I find myself wanting to lean into our community. I find comfort in worship and fellowship with all of you. There was a time when I would’ve felt “some kinda way” about spending a Friday evening at the meetinghouse. Not these days! I am wildly excited about the cookie bake and game night this coming Friday, February 17th, 5-7 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. I hope you will join us, and maybe bring a friend.
Childcare will be available, but must be pre-arranged. The flyer is attached.

Also attached, you will find a list of events that you can put on your calendar now before they sneak up on us. You can find both documents posted on the (new) Religious Education bulletin board as well. I hope you will check them out, and pop in to say hello.

Warmly, Karin
Children are Welcome at Meeting for Worship!

All children are invited and encouraged to join us during Meeting for Worship. There is a blanket in the back corner of the meetingroom for children to sit on for Meeting for Wiggles. They are welcome to bring small, quiet toys to play with. Crayons and activity packets are available in the foyer outside the Worship room.
Childcare is available beginning at 9:30 a.m. until the rise of Meeting for Worship.

Please email Karin Heller if you plan to use childcare to ensure coverage. [email protected]

Adult Forum– 9:45-10:45 a.m. (hybrid-parlor and Zoom):
We will participate in a worship sharing activity designed to explore Becoming Patterns and Examples. Together, we will explore the following queries;

• How can we create the conditions, in the form of daily disciplines and practices, that will make way for the “still small voice” to surface?

• What is already present in our hearts and lives right now and how might Spirit be moving us to act?

• What small steps can we take (or are already taking)?

• Who are the allies present in our midst who can support our journey?