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New Garden Friends Meeting is an inclusive, welcoming faith community in the tradition of the Religious Society of Friends. Our members and attenders represent a wide range of religious backgrounds and traditions. Grounded in more than 250 years of Quaker heritage, New Garden remains a vital Meeting for those who seek that of God in every person.

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Upcoming at New Garden
Wed 28

Mindfulness Meditation

September 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Oct 01

Breakfast 4 Our Friends

October 1 @ 7:45 am - 8:30 am
Oct 01

Spiritual Disciplines

October 1 @ 9:45 am - 10:45 am
Oct 01

Piedmont Friends Fall Retreat

October 1 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Oct 02

Meeting for Worship / Un-Programmed

October 2 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Oct 02

Adult Forum

October 2 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Oct 02

Meeting for Worship / Semi-Programmed

October 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Looking Ahead

News you need to know

Guilford County COVID-19 Data Hub

Click here to view Guilford County Covid Status. Scroll midway down the page to check the community spread level; RED = Mask Required YELLOW = Mask Recommended GREEN = Mask Optional

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Special Worship Service to Honor Margaret Webb / October 2, 2022

On October 2, we will have a special worship at New Garden Friends Meeting to thank and bless former Pastor Margaret Webb. This will take place during the 11am Semi-Programmed Worship. Friends are invited to share stories about Pastor Margaret Webb’s ministry and to thank her for her care for the meeting. These stories will be shared with the meeting. You are welcome to bring your story to the office or to submit it online…

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(Quaker) Pilgrim’s Progress – Part I / September 20, 2022

The Quaker Pilgrims set out on Friday, September 16 on a bus driven by Friend Tommy Hayes of Marlboro Meeting (Friends Church of NC). They visited Cedar Grove Meeting (NC Yearly Meeting-Conservative), Piney Woods Meeting and Upriver Friends Meeting (un-affiliated), and concluded their journey at Somerton Friends Meeting in Suffolk, VA (North Carolina Fellowship of Friends). The Pilgrims themselves belonged to seven meetings and three yearly meetings in North Carolina: New Garden, First Friends, Jamestown…

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Religious Education Update / September 21, 2022

Adult Forum / September 25 Hybrid Adult Forum went well! Moving forward, Friends may join us in the parlor, or on Zoom. This week, Friends are invited to bring queries for discussion. Queries may be obtained wherever is most convenient. However, the Britain Faith and Practice is available in its entirety here: https://bit.ly/3R3XC8N Zoom links will continue to go out with Religious Education updates and information. Contact Karin Heller if you would like to receive…

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Reflecting on Reversing Wrong Practices, Past and Present / September 21, 2022

Those of us on the Quaker Pilgrimage to eastern North Carolina and Virginia heard an inspirational message from Pastor Richard Wilcox of Somerton Meeting (VA) on Sunday, September 18. He very effectively made the case that it is much easier to look at practices in the past, such as slavery, and agree that they were evil and wonder how they could persist. It is much more difficult to recognize current evils, such as institutional racism,…

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New Gardeners Provide Lunch to Bill Cooke’s Habitat Volunteers / September 17 & 24, 2022

Thanks to Bill Cooke’s invitation for New Gardeners to serve lunch to his team of habitat volunteers, our congregation was represented by members preparing and serving lots of good food on Saturdays September 17th & 24th. Thanks to Ben Gulley, Bill and Janet Inmon, Jane Perrin, and Happy Rieth, the building crew composed of Greensboro lawyers and Habitat professionals enjoyed a well-deserved break with food and plenty of cool drinks. Thank you, Bill, for involving…

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Emma’s Revolution concert at UUCG / Saturday, September 24, 2022

We at the UU Church of Greensboro are excited to host a Get Out the Vote Concert performed by Emma’s Revolution. Known for fearless, truth-telling lyrics and melodies you can’t resist singing, Emma’s Revolution is the award-winning activist duo of Pat Humphries & Sandy O. Some of you may remember Pat’s well-known “Swimming to the Other Side” featured on NPR. Emma’s Revolution’s songs have travelled around the world and have been sung for the Dalai Lama, praised by Pete Seeger, and covered by Holly…

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Annual Meeting of Friends Committee on National Legislation Nov. 16-20, 2022

Register & more information • Lobbying in the Quaker Public Policy Institute (11/16-11/17) will focus on increasing funding for environmental justice Programs. • FCNL’s Annual Meeting provides a rich opportunity to gather with F/friends from all over the country, learn more about FCNL and come together to move the world toward the ‘World We Seek.’ • Financial support is available both through FCNL & New Garden Friends Meeting.

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Welcome Ashley Wilcox / September 2022

New Garden Friends Meeting is excited to welcome Ashley Wilcox as our interim pastor. Ashley has been a recorded Quaker Minister for fourteen years. She graduated from Candler School of Theology at Emory University with a Master of Divinity in 2016. She also holds a law degree from Willamette University College of Law, and a BA from the University of California in Santa Cruz. In 2021 Ashley published a bestselling book, The Women’s Lectionary: Preaching…

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