friends Digest, Vol 81, Issue 4

Posted by admin on Nov 23, 2010 in Meeting Events, Other Events

Dear Friends,

Don’t forget we are having our Orphans’ Thanksgiving gathering on
Thursday at the Meetinghouse. Meeting, greeting, organizing, setting up, and setting out begins at 2 p.m., seating and eating will commence at 3 p.m. Adrianne and Nohe are providing the bird(s). Feel free to bring a dish, or just bring your appetite.

Also, Bob S. will have tickets to the Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer
Breakfast for as long as they last, but when they’re gone, they’re gone.
This year’s keynote speaker is Donna Brazile
. Tickets are $25.

Best wishes,

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friends Digest, Vol 81, Issue 3

Posted by admin on Nov 19, 2010 in Digest

Dear Friends,

After Meeting for Worship at 12:00 this coming Sunday Evan Richardson, Peter Buck, and Joy Anna Hodges will offer a taste of the deepening worship they have been called to in the last year… They call it “Embodied Quaker Worship” and invite folks to join them by saying –
“Quakers have been known to have: bodies, voices, stories, songs, dances, curiosity, a desire to celebrate life… all while standing before a world in great need… and while listening for the guidance of the “still small voice”. We’ve been heeding a call to bring all these things together. And we’ve been doing it by weaving together extended Quaker worship with the respectful, playful exploration of the creative spirit that is offered by doing “InterPlay”.
“We have found that such Embodied Quaker Worship speaks to a good number of Friends. At our 1st retreat given in May, and at presentations given to the School of the Spirit, at Nashville’s Regional Retreat, and at Celo’s Meeting House we have had Friends play and worship and affirm how satisfying it is to bring more of themselves to worship… and how good it is to offer Spirit a greater vocabulary with which to communicate truth and life to us… and how their sense of community quickly deepened.”
Please join us for Embodied Quaker Worship from 12:00 to 3:00.

Best wishes,

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Agenda for MFB

Posted by admin on Nov 13, 2010 in Uncategorized

Opening worship

*Finance committee report

*Board of Directors report

* Nominating – Ruth Baldwin for Finance
Edie Patrick for Pastoral Care

*Kitchen Committee

*SAYMA Faith and Practice Revision

*Ministry and Counsel



Closing Worship


friends Digest, Vol 81, Issue 2

Posted by admin on Nov 13, 2010 in Peace & Justice

Dear Friends,

The following is a message from Elizabeth Eames Roebling, a member of
Asheville Meeting sojourning in the Dominican Republic:

I ask for your Light once again for our island of Hispanola and the 20
million people who live on it. Agence France Presse now reports one
death from cholera in Cite Soleil. The UN Heath organization reports
that cholera is now in the rivers. They estimate that there could be as
many as 300,000 cases of this disease in Haiti. Although the global rate
of survival is quite high, at about 75%, Haiti is in an extremely
fragile state. Since our water systems are conjoint, the Dominican
Republic, where 52% of the people are below the global poverty line, is
now also at risk.

There are reports that United States pledge of $1.2 billion to Haiti for
the reconstruction after the Earthquake is being held up in Congress
until they are assured that the money will not be”misspent”. Might there
be Friends who are active with FCNL who are capable of finding
out exactly what committee or authorizing agency is in charge of this

Might Friends also consider taking this issue to their repsective Peace
and Earth Committees for review with the aim of moving it to the top of
the list of FCNLs Legislative agenda?

I appreciate your attention, concern and Light.

I am much upheld by your collective strength.

Elizabeth Roebling
Asheville Monthly Meeting
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic


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