Religious Society of Friends
Tuesday, 12:00 to 4:30 PM: Quiet Tuesday
Wednesday, 7:00 PM: Midweek meeting for worship; Prayer Room, 7th floor Woolman Hall, Friends Homes Guilford
Thursday, 7:00 PM: Bible Study
Sunday, 9:00 AM: Deepening the Spiritual Life of the Meeting
10:30 AM: Meeting for Worship
From Anne Cassebaum: Peace and Social Concerns is hosting a forum on White Privilege and Living Justice following the rise of Meeting on January 21st.
Starting off the discussion will be George Friday, who holds degrees in Political Science, economics, and African American Studies from UNC-Chapel Hill and provides skills training for grassroots community organizations with particular focus on communication, oppression, change, and the role of “privilege” in transforming power dynamics for deep economic and social justice change.
She has worked on the Piedmont Peace Project, the Juvenile Justice project-SAFE START, the Bill of Rights Defense Committee/Defending Dissent Foundation, and other projects. She now works for United for Peace and Justice and NC Peace Action and serves on the board of NC WARN and the Movement to End Racism & Islamophobia, Move to Amend, and United States Social Forum, among others.
From Susan Carlyle: First Friends Meeting in Greensboro is offering a financial training that Friends may be interested in attending. The series of 9 consecutive workshops will begin on Monday, January 22nd at 6:30 PM. Childcare will be available; donations will be appreciated. Participants may register and buy materials at www.fpu.com/1053286. For questions, email Elizabeth Vance at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (336) 686-6847.
From Susan Carlyle: Training in Nonviolent Direct Action starts January 15th
Do you want to turn your belief in non-violence and concerns about climate change into action?
Philadelphia Quaker Eileen Flanagan will present her webinar, "Building a Nonviolent Direct Action Campaign," on four Monday evenings starting January 15. New Garden Friends Meeting is co-sponsoring this group webinar, which is open to New Gardeners, other local Friends, and Guilford College students and faculty.
The first session will start at 7 p.m. on January 15 in the Brotherhood Room. Other sessions will be in the Experimental Classroom in Hege Library on the Guilford College campus.
Eileen Flanagan is clerk of the board of Earth Quaker Action Team. The team has mounted successful campaigns that got PNC Bank to stop financing mountain-top coal mining and to encourage PECO, the main power utility in Philadelphia, to increase its use of solar power. For more information, contact Bill McNeil at (919) 622-3303 or (email@example.com).
From Judy Williams: The Piedmont Friends Fellowship and Yearly Meeting Spring Retreat will be held on March 31st and April 1st at Carolina Friends School. The program will include activities for adults and young adults on Alternatives to Violence and Conscientious Objection, as well as a program for children. Save the date and see the flyer posted in the meetinghouse.
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?
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.
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