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Coming up at Meeting

Posted by admin on Aug 26, 2010 in Meeting Events, Meeting News, Our Friends

Dear Friends,

This weekend is a time of food and fellowship as we join with Swannanoa Valley Friends for a potluck picnic on Saturday evening, and then celebrate two important milestones after rise of Meeting on Sunday.

Festivities will begin on Saturday at 5 p.m at the Meetinghouse as we gather with Friends from Swannanoa Valley Meeting for what we hope will be the first of many potluck get-togethers. As usual, Friends are encouraged to bring healthy, home-made offerings, and label the ingredients with a concern for those folks who have food sensitivities.

After rise of Meeting on Sunday, we will have a joint celebration of the recent marriage of Laura Maynard and Doug Lane and the transfer of membership of our now-longtime Friend Edie Patrick. Leftovers are likely but should not be taken for granted.

Also, Friends have the opportunity to contribute to the well-being of those less fortunate in our larger Asheville community in several ways.
First, we have our ongoing Manna Food Bank collection box in the foyer, waiting to be filled with canned goods and other non-perishable food items. Second, Friend Jim C. is collecting bed linens, blankets, and towels to be donated to A-Hope, Asheville’s primary access point for support services for homeless people. And third, Friend Susan O. is helping folks who are transitioning from homelessness to independent living by collecting small appliances, dishes, and tableware. If you have larger items such as furniture to donate, please contact her in advance. All other items can be brought to Meeting – along with your contributions to our weekend festivities!

Best wishes,
Steve

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Meeting News

Posted by admin on Aug 13, 2010 in Meeting Events, Meeting News, spiritual enrichment

Dear Friends,

Coming up at Meeting this week, we will be launching our 2010-2011 adult Spiritual Enrichment program with a brainstorming session during the second hour, after rise of meeting. Just as we did last year, we will review the program offerings of the previous year and offer the committee suggestions for the coming year’s offerings. Please give some thought to your experiences with our last year’s spiritual enrichment program, and to what you would like to see, or be willing to help present, in the coming year.

Our Meeting’s planned daylong retreat with Dan Snyder has been postponed. But we will still have an opportunity to visit with him, along with many other Friends from the Swannanoa Valley Meeting, on 8/28, when our Meeting will be hosting a potluck picnic. Festivities begin at 5 p.m. Please contact Katherine K for more information.

The next day, 8/29, after rise of meeting, we will have a potluck to welcome Edie Patrick as a member of our Meeting. Her transfer from Foxfire was approved at Meeting for Business last week. Hopefully there will be lots of leftovers from the previous evening.

Jim C and Alan R will be collecting towels and bed linens to donate to Homeward Bound, the umbrella organization that seeks to serve the needs of Asheville’s burgeoning homeless population. If you have any extras lurking in your closets, please bring them to meeting, or contact Jim or Alan to arrange pickup.

Also remember that we have a collection box in the foyer for non-perishable food items to be donated to Manna Food Bank. The need is ongoing, and so is our donation drive.

Best wishes, Steve

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Friends Digest 11/19/09

Posted by admin on Nov 19, 2009 in Meeting News, Uncategorized

This week is Sandwich Sunday at Meeting, loaves and fishes for all!
Please bring a homemade or wholesome store-bought item to share. Don’t
forget there’s a collection box in the foyer where you can share
non-perishable food items with folks all over WNC as well. We will also
have the opportunity to participate in another round of “table
conversations” over our shared meal. This month the query is “What kind
of service work do you do, in the Meeting and in the wider community?”

A week from today we will have a shared meal at the Meetinghouse,
affectionately known as “Orphans Thanksgiving”. The following Tuesday,
Dec. 1, will be the second meeting of the Extended Worship group.

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Manna Food Bank says “Thanks!”

Posted by admin on Mar 15, 2009 in Meeting News

We received a phone message from Manna Food Bank the other day, thanking us profusely for our recent contribution of food items.

Please remember that our Manna food drive is an ongoing effort. Bring an item or two to Meeting and drop them in the box in the foyer, anytime!

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Manna drive to continue

Posted by admin on Jan 4, 2009 in Meeting Events

Our very successful holiday food drive is over, but people in our region are still hungry and Manna Food Bank is still in need of donations. So Peace and Earth is placing a box in the foyer on a more or less permanent basis, and encouraging Friends to go through the pantry once more or pick up an extra can or package at the grocery. When the box gets full, we’ll send it over to Manna, and start again. Remember the starfish!

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Manna Food Bank drive

Posted by admin on Apr 23, 2008 in Meeting News

We collected several boxes and bags of non-perishable food items in our Manna Food Bank Drive. Jennifer R. gave an excellent presentation for the Adult First Hour program, which was well attended. If you missed the collection drive, no need to lament! Jennifer informed us that Ingles Food Stores, Manna’s largest single supporter, has collection barrels at the entry of every store.

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