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The New Garden Friend
Newsletter of New Garden Friends Meeting
March 17, 2015
Saturday March 21 starting at 8:00 a.m.
Proceeds help fund the Young Friends spring trip.
The half-price sale on Saturday March 28.
Forum : Living in balance with creation
It’s time to start thinking about NG scholarships!
Next Sunday, March 22 at 9:45 a.m., Bill McNeil will join us
in forum to share some lessons for living in balance with
creation. We will discuss queries related to the stewardship
testimony and the link between Earthcare and spirituality.
Please join us.
Each year New Garden Friends Meeting offers scholarship
awards. Applications are available by e-mail request or in
the meeting office and are due in by April 30, 2015.
A note from Tim Lindeman and Nancy Walker:
You are invited to a Faculty/Guest Artist Recital to be held
Sunday, March 22 at 3:30 p.m. at the Recital Hall in the
UNCG School of Music Building on the corner of Market and
McIver. The concert is free and open to the public.
Nancy Walker (voice) and Tim Lindeman (piano) will present
a recital of music written for the duo. Some dissonant/
thorny, some “pop-ish,” some “French,” some “comedic,”
This is a repeat of the March 10 recital we did at Guilford
Women invited to Cora Worth Parson Circle
Meeting where Ann Raper will talk about writing her new
book. Meeting time is Wednesday, March 25 7:00 p.m. in
the NGFM Parlor. Bring a friend and finger food if you like.
A note from the TransitionTeam--
“We welcome written feedback. You may place any
communication related to our Pastoral Minister search in
the TRANSITION TEAM box (located on the info table) in the
Worship Room foyer.“
Weekly scheduled meeting calendar
Wednesday March 18
6:00 p.m. Choir Rehearsal / Choir Room
6:00 p.m. HSYF “Whine & Cheese” / Qave
6:30 p.m. Mindfulness Meditation
Bill Eagles, Karen Garraputa, Donna Allred, Max Carter, Scott
Gibson, Charlie White, Mary Louise Smith, Bill Hamilton,
Lizzie Biddle and Judy Haughee-Bartlett
Monday March 23
7:00 p.m. FCP Meeting / Friendship Hall
7:30 p.m. Meditation / Parlor
Plans are coming together for Summer Program
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The RE Committee announces this year's Summer Program:
"Quakers in Bolivia". Dates are June 22-26.” Registration
forms available March 15.
17 Jay Knul
Rita Sullivant
Caitlyn Marie Hollowell
Mary Kate Talbert
David Sykes
Ellen Murphy
Dan Paterson
Roy Parkhurst
Richard Potthoff
Schulyer Weisel
Sean Semmler
Elizabeth Riggs
Brooks Haworth
Dee Stribling
Nancy Ratledge
Jane Perrin
New Garden Friends Meeting 801 New Garden Road
Greensboro, N.C. 27410
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Are you interested in being a Spiritual Nurturer?
Spring into Action:
Faith Voices for Clean Energy Advocacy Day
To learn more about this 2015 – 2017 program, please
come to the Testing the Waters Retreat at Jamestown
Friends Meeting (Greensboro) Saturday, April 18 9:00 a.m.
to 3:30 p.m.
Come meet the core teachers of the “On Being a Spiritual
Nurturer” program in a one-day contemplative retreat
Program includes:
- Introduction to ‘spiritual nurture’ and how it serves
Quaker meetings.
- Reflection on spiritual disciplines, prayer, and cultivating
the inward life.
- Small group experience to practice close listening and
mutual support.
- Question & Answer period about the program.
Snacks, beverages, and light lunch provided. Free-will
donations are gladly accepted to help defray expenses and
the travel costs of the core teachers.
Contact: Beckey Phipps, Program Coordinator,
Phone: 781-718-9928;
email ([email protected])
You are invited to join NCIPL and Interfaith Power & Light
founder and president Rev. Sally Bingham on March 25 at
the NC General Assembly in Raleigh for the Faith Voices for
Clean Energy Advocacy Day. We will meet with members of
the General Assembly to hear their vision for North Carolina
and to express our support for new and existing clean energy
We will also be hosting a webinar before Advocacy Day
on the policy issues that we are watching. We will discuss
what to expect and answer any questions you may have.
Can’t join us in Raleigh? Join us virtually! Starting on the
evening of March 24, congregations from across the state
will be logging on and participating by sending e-mails to NC
General Assembly members!
Register for Advocacy Day in Raleigh on the 25 and
register for the virtual advocacy session through
Nancy Upchurch Stentz Memorial Service at NGFM
Friday March 20
You are invited to join The Bayard Rustin Center for
Lgbtqa Activism, Education and Reconciliation and Friends
Center at Guilford College for a showing of the documentary
Brother Outsider and student panel on Tuesday March 24 at
6:30 p.m. in the Bryan Jr. Auditorium at Guilford College.
Learn more about this gay black Quaker and the impact
he had on the Civil Rights Movement!
Then hear from students about how students of color
and the LGBTQ communities are organizing to continue the
change that Bayard Rustin promoted throughout his life!
Nancy (Nan) Upchurch Stentz, 66, of Greensboro died
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 after a short battle with cancer.
She is survived by her husband of 40 years, George Stuart
Stentz, Jr; two sons, Dave (Karen) Eberenz of Greenville,
Greg (Melissa) Stentz of Greensboro; eight grandchildren
Chrissy, John, Ryann, Hannah, Rachel, Grace, Tate, Leah;
one sister Judy (Tony Lowe) Upchurch of Fancy Gap, Va; one
brother Jim (Gini Spencer) Upchurch of Orlando, Fl; two
nephews, one niece.
Nan had a passion for teaching and children. She taught
for years at Mclver (then Gateway School) for special needs
children. Nan received a Master of Arts degree in 1988.
Later she volunteered with ESL children.
A celebration of Nancy's life will be held 6 pm Friday,
March 20 at New Garden Friends Meeting. Family will
receive friends following the service in the fellowship hall.
In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to AFSC or
the American Cancer Society.
C. Wess Daniels to lecture at New Garden on March 30
C. Wess Daniels will be the Judith Weller Harvey Quaker
Scholar at Guilford College March 30 and 31. He will speak
on themes from his new book, “A Convergent Model of
Renewal” on Monday, March 30, 7:30 p.m. at New Garden
Friends Meeting and at the NCYM (FUM) Ministers'
Association meeting on Tuesday morning, March 31, at 9:00
a.m., also at New Garden Friends Meeting.
Contact Max L. Carter at: ([email protected]) for more
Needed for Kicks for Kids (children) & for Downtown
Friends (individuals without housing): clean, gently
used gym or walking shoes; socks for shoe sizes 9 & up;
backpacks; LED flashlights. Please leave items in "Kicks for
Kids" bin in NGFM Connector.
Thank you, Barbara Leland ([email protected])
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