Current Newsletter - New Garden Friends Meeting

The New Garden Friend
Newsletter of New Garden Friends Meeting
March 24, 2015
Saturday March 28 at 8:00 a.m.
Proceeds help fund the Young Friends
spring trip.
Women invited to Cora Worth Parson Circle
Meeting where Ann Raper will talk about writing her new
Weekly scheduled meeting calendar
Wednesday March 25
6:00 p.m. Choir Rehearsal / Choir Room
6:00 p.m. HSYF “Whine & Cheese” / Qave
6:30 p.m. Mindfulness Meditation
6:45 p.m. Investment Committee / Room 109
7:00 p.m. Cora W Parsons Circle / Parlor (info below)
book. Meeting time is Wednesday, March 25 7:00 p.m. in
the NGFM Parlor. Bring a friend and finger food if you like.
It’s time to start thinking about NG scholarships!
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.
Monday March 30
7:00 p.m. FCP Meeting / Friendship Hall
7:30 p.m. Meditation / Parlor
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.“
Bill Eagles, Karen Garraputa, Donna Allred, Max Carter,
Scott Gibson, Charlie White, Mary Louise Smith,
Bill Hamilton, Lizzie Biddle and Judy Haughee-Bartlett
Carry-In Meal
moved from April 5 to April 12 because of Easter holiday
MM for Business
Friends, at our last Monthly Meeting, I overlooked the
fact that Easter falls on the first Sunday of April, so did
not ask Monthly Meeting if they wanted to change
the date of our next meeting. I am rescheduling the
date of our next Monthly Meeting & carry-in meal to
accommodate Friends who may wish to celebrate Easter
with their families.
Mary Louise Smith, Monthly Meeting Clerk
Plans are coming together for Summer Program
The RE Committee announces this year's Summer Program:
"Quakers in Bolivia". Dates are June 22-26.”
Contact Karin to get registration forms, ([email protected]).
Denzel Dickerson
Jennifer Satterthwaite
Steve Semmler
Fred Hollowell
Silas Vallejos
Stephen Potthoff
Blake Finnegan
Don Morgan
Paul Fromson
Halle Vallejos
Verne Nielsen
The New Garden Friend is published each Wednesday.
Items for consideration for the newsletter should be submitted no later than noon on the preceding Tuesday.
Items for the New Garden Bulletin should be submitted
no later than noon on the preceding Thursday.
Send submissions to Sharon Burton, ([email protected]).
Deliver paper submissions to the Meeting office.
Questions? Call Sharon at the office.
A Note to Friends
Dear Wonderful New Garden Friends,
Years ago you held me up, a struggling single mother,
college student and NGFM religious education director. You
have lifted me and my family again as we have grieved the
loss and celebrated the life of my mother, Emily Bagley.
To everyone who contributed to the service and the
lovely reception that followed, who sent cards, called and
crocheted, thank you!
from Susan and the Bagley, Baker and Cox families
New Garden Friends Meeting 801 New Garden Road
Greensboro, N.C. 27410
(E): [email protected]
Seeking Wholeness : 2015 Friends General Conference
Cullowhee, NC at Western Carolina University July 5-11.
This is an amazing gathering of 1000+ Friends, a week of
worship, workshops and community for all ages. Plan now
to attend, and begin by reading the blue Advance Program
(with the Carolina moon and mountains on the cover) found
in the connector, or visit the FGC website:
Early registration is April 1-12. Financial support to attend
the gathering is available through New Garden and Piedmont
Friends Fellowship, and through FGC. Contact Karen
Garraputa (PFF representative) ([email protected])
or Virginia Driscoll (Clerk, Quaker Relations) Karen: Virginia:
([email protected]) with questions or requests for
> How to attend the 2015 FGC Gathering & request support:
1. Block out July 5 - 11 to attend (really, do this first)
2. Read the program and select workshop choices
3. Choose housing and meal options
4. Register on FGC's website between April 1 - 12 for best
workshop selection and financial support, especially if you
are a first-time attender. Follow the guidelines for requesting
financial support from FGC. You may indicate support from
New Garden and PFF at the following rates:
- New Garden --$150 (individual); or $200 (family)
- PFF -- $150 (individual); or $200 (family)
5. Advise Virginia Driscoll or Karen Garraputa, you have
submitted your registration and wish to make a support
request from New Garden and PFF as soon as you receive
confirmation of workshops from FGC - no later than June 1.
6. Karen will submit a list of requests from New Garden to
the PFF clerk, and PFF will send one check for all support to
FGC; Virginia will do the same with New Garden's treasurer.
7. Confirmation of support from New Garden & PFF will be
sent out.
8. Show up in Cullowhee on July 5, prepared to have great
worship and great fun among friends.
Plans are being made for a Children’s Summer Peace
The Friendship Community Partnership summer PEACE
Camp for 25 kids, grades K-6, will be held at St. Barnabas
Episcopal Church on Jefferson Road, June15-26, from 8:30
a.m. 12 noon. The cost will be $50 per child per week,
with scholarships available. The curriculum will focus on
Teaching Tolerance materials, from the Southern Poverty
Law Center, which focuses on character building and
If you would like your child to experience this diverse
summer enrichment, contact Cathie Holcombe - 288-7555
or ([email protected]).
Shepherd’s Center announces Adventures in Learning
The spring session will be on Thursdays from April 16 - May
21, so it is time to register for classes. Max Carter and Bill
Rogers, as well as other good instructors, are in the line-up.
Spring Newsletters are on the table in the connector.
For more information go to or
call Dot Mason, 288-2852.
Are you interested in being a Spiritual Nurturer?
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])
Spring into Action: Faith Voices for Clean Energy
Advocacy Day 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 policies.
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 March 25 and
register for the virtual advocacy session at
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 information.
Contact: Bill McNeil at ([email protected]).