The New Garden Friend CALENDAR

The New Garden Friend
Newsletter of New Garden Friends Meeting
November 19, 2014
Wednesday 11-19
Thursday 11-20
Monday 11-24
6:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
6:30 p.m.
7:30 p.m.
HSYF “Whine & Cheese”
Choir Practice
Mindfulness Meditation Friendship Committee Interest Meeting
Meditation Qave
Choir Room Worship Room
Friendship Hall (there’s Pizza!!)
From the Finance & Stewardship Committee:
NEW GARDEN - Pulse Check
In Meeting for Worship this Sunday Bill Eagles, Co-Clerk
of the Transition Team, will lead attenders in filling out
a survey called PulseCheck, which has been widely used
in NCYM-FUM. The questions have been customized to
fit New Garden Meeting. The survey will measure what
we think is important about our Meeting.
The PulseCheck can also be filled out on New
Garden’s website,, from Monday, November
24 through Monday, December 1, midnight. The
Transition Team will hold a number of listening sessions
after the holidays to give members and attenders an
opportunity to talk about what qualities we want in a
permanent pastoral minister.
A Pledge Campaign Update:
Thanks to all who have returned pledge cards for
next year. So far, we have received around 122 pledge
responses and the total amount pledged is around
$172,960. It will help us greatly if we could have all
pledge cards returned by November 24.
Contributions Toward this Year’s Budget
Many thanks to all of you who have contributed
to our budget this year. We are in shouting distance of
our goal ($270,000), but we still have a way to go. We
need a very strong November and December to put us
over the top. Our Meeting depends on you!
This past summer, the Friendship Committee was
formed to sustain the ways New Gardeners get to
know each other socially. Events such as some we’ve
done through the years (Friendly 8’s, Simple Christmas,
Quaker Lake weekends and Memorial Day picnics) have
been suggested for the future.
On Thursday, November 20 at 6:30 p.m. come to the
Friendship Hall to share pizza and discussion around
what social activities we New Gardeners would like to
continue and what we’d like to explore in the coming
Notes from Friends:
Jonathan and Ashley Raper are pleased to share the
news of the birth of their son, Luke David Raper, on
Sunday, November 2.
To the New Garden Community
Thank you so much for the thoughtful gift in recognition
of my time as Religious Education Coordinator. I feel
very much appreciated, and supported in my decision
to try something new! I know that your new RE
Coordinator is gifted and dedicated. Please enjoy getting
to know Karin. I look forward to returning to Meeting
soon and celebrating the holidays with you.
Ellen Kepchar
Antiques anyone? Ellen Kepchar, along with her sister
and brother, invite you to a house sale, December 5
and 6, in Cleveland, Tennessee. Crystal and cut glass,
sterling, linens, porcelain figures, furniture, towels
and bedding, flea market items, and more. For more
information contact Ellen at ([email protected]).
Katie Rowlett
Grace Margaret Steiger
Susan Hart
Ben Williard
Phil Crutchfield
Patrick Lawe
Allie Lister
Molly Maynard
Marie Brown
Hannah Aileen Carroll
Ken Marion
Robert Mers
Harrison Roller
Holiday Plans at New Garden:
Sun 30 Lighting of the First Candle of Advent Wreath
Meeting for Worship
Sun 07 Alternative Christmas and Monthly Meeting for Business
Friendship Hall
Come shop for gifts offered by non-profits vendors
Sat 13 Simple Christmas
Friendship Hall
Starts at 11:00 am. Come and make presents, crafts, and enjoy chili (meat or veggie)
From 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. We are providing a “shredding truck” in the parking lot. Bring all your old paperwork to shred for a flat donation of $5.00/family.
Sun 14 Christmas Caroling, 6:00 p.m.
Sun 21 Special music by the choir Meeting for Worship
Solstice Service in the woods at 6:00 p.m
Between the cemetery and Friends Homes
Wed 24 Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, Bonfire, Caroling, Cookies, Cider
Meeting House
1) Volunteers - for Simple Christmas ! We hope to have as many crafts and activities as in years past, and new craft-making
opportunities are most welcome. Please contact Karin Honeycutt if you plan to participate; ([email protected]) or 292-5487.
2) Seasoned firewood - for a couple of upcoming Christmas events at New Garden. If you can donate and deliver firewood,
please contact the meeting office.
We’re helping with Silver Bells again. This DSS project makes
sure DSS Adult wards get a Christmas gift. Ages range from 18
to 90+, adult with developmental and intellectual challenges.
Choose from the list and have donations back to NGFM by
November 30.
Make checks to: “WRLP – Silver Bells”.
Mitch McGee 681-2629; Heather Hicks 641-6015
Dontay Woolard 641-3251
Suggested items to buy
Coloring books
Blankets / Throws
CD Player
Head Phones
Books/Puzzles (WordSearch)
Depends (All sizes)
Sweatpants and Sweatshirts (All sizes)
Carpool opportunity
Margaret Bender, Wake Forest professor and friend of Tracey & Cheryl Bridges, has a son who attends New Garden
Friends School, and she is seeking to carpool from and to Winston-Salem Monday-Friday.