Welcome Friends!!

Religious Society of Friends (Quaker)
Friendship Friends Meeting

1103 New Garden Road - Greensboro, North Carolina 27410
Lloyd Lee Wilson - Clerk
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Weekly Meeting for Worship at 10:30 am each First Day. Child care available for Worship and Business Meetings.
  
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This week (through Sunday)

Thursday, 7:00 PM: Bible Study

Saturday, NC Yearly Meeting (Conservative) Interim Body Meeting (details below)

6:00 PM: Welcoming party and games night in honor of our new sojourning member, Lisa Lundeen (details below)

Sunday, 9:00 AM: Worship and Ministry and Care and Counsel Committees meet

10:30 AM: Meeting for Worship

12:00 PM: Called Meeting for Business (details below), followed by Peace and Social Concerns Committee meeting

Next week

Tuesday, 12:30-4:30 PM: Quiet Tuesday

Wednesday, 7:00 PM: Midweek meeting for worship; Prayer Room, 7th floor Woolman Hall, Friends Homes Guilford  

Sunday, 10:30 AM: Meeting for Worship

12:00 PM: Quaker Question and Answer (details below)

Note: Meeting for Business will occur on Sunday, May 17th

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From Lloyd Lee Wilson: There will be a called meeting for business at the rise of worship on 5/5/2019 to consider a question from the Meeting House Planning Committee. We anticipate this meeting will last not more than 20 minutes. If unity is reached in that time, the Planning Committee will be able to advise our architect immediately. Otherwise, the subject will be held over until meeting for business on 5/19/2019.

From Worship and Ministry: we are launching a new opportunity for members and attenders to talk informally together about issues in Friends worship. After a short break for snacks on May 12th, we will gather in the meeting room so people can have a chance to ask questions and discuss how meeting and the meeting community work. Come join us!

From Raleigh Bailey: Peace and Social Concerns will sponsor a special forum on Palestinian/Israeli relations, led by Max Carter, on First day, May 26th at noon at Friendship Meeting. Retired professor and campus minister at Guilford College, Max will have just returned from a Ramallah Friends School board meeting.  He reports that there will be much to talk about. Middle Eastern food snacks will be provided.

From Lloyd Lee Wilson: There is a new email address for the Friendship clerk:  clerkfriendshipmeeting@gmail.com.  Friends are encouraged to use this address for all electronic communications with the clerk on meeting business:  agenda items for business meetings, reports for posting in the Google folder, and so on.  Thanks for cooperating with this change!

 

From Elizabeth Wintermute, Clerk of NCYM (C) Planning Committee for Annual Sessions:

Dear Friends,

 I hope you are all doing well. In preparation for the upcoming 322nd Yearly Meeting of NCYM (C) on July 10-15, 2019, the planning committee is looking for small groups or individuals interested in presenting afternoon interest groups. 

Do You Have Something to Share?

The 322nd Yearly Meeting of NCYM (C) is July 10-15, 2019 in Wilmington, North Carolina.  The planning committee is looking for individuals or small groups interested in presenting during interests sessions.  Sessions in previous years have included Faith and Practice Review, Considering Conscientious Objection, Friends Committee on National LegislationReflections on a Mission Trip to Guanajuato, Contemplative Practice, and Adventures in Knitting. If you are interested in presenting at an afternoon session for 45 minutes to an hour, please fill out this form https://forms.gle/hFVyY8FVvN665vqK9 or contact Elizabeth Wintermute at ewintermute@gmail.com

See you in July!

From Susan Wilson: Quaker farmers Jan and Charlie Ansell (West Grove meeting) offer you online purchases of 'clean' locally grown fruits, vegetables, eggs, pastured meats and dairy through their Good Food Buying Club, comprised of small local farms and businesses. Pickups are every two weeks on Tuesdays at 4:30 right here in the FFM parking lot. Open the attached flyer for full information.

The Durham Friends Meeting Newsletter is attached to this newsletter.

       The Chapel Hill Friends Meeting Newsletter can be accessed here: http://www.chapelhillfriends.org/newsletter.html

 

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Query 1: Do we faithfully uphold our testimony for worship which is based on silent waiting, and for a free and unprogrammed ministry that may be shared by all? Is there a living silence in which we feel drawn together by the Light of Christ, the power of God in our midst; and is this inspiration carried over into our daily lives? Do we come to meeting with hearts and minds open and ready to worship in silence or in vocal ministry or prayer as the Holy Spirit leads us? Does our Meeting encourage those who may have a gift in the spoken ministry?

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Don’t forget donations for First Friends Food Bank (please no boxed items such as pasta, because they attract bugs and other nasties). FEMAP would greatly appreciate donations of baby washcloths and adult toothpaste and toothbrushes, adult and baby shampoo, and hand towels.

Agenda and meeting for business reports can now be found at:  https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1POB2YD8aZMBhafJS8DEobzuHhjQf9P-q?usp=sharing  

The monthly meeting calendar is at:

https://calendar.google.com/calendar?cid=ZmZtbGlicmFyeWNvbW1pdHRlZUBnbWFpbC5jb20

The Meeting library catalog is at:

https://www.librarything.com/catalog/FriendshipFLibrary  
The meeting website is: friendshipmeeting.org.