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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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Upcoming Retreat: Recreating Encounters With the Spirit

Posted by admin on Mar 9, 2010 in Other Events

From Evan Richardson:

Announcing an upcoming retreat offering in the mountains of western North Carolina for Friends longing for a sabbath experience and the opportunity to gather with other Friends interested in exploring more deeply what Spirit has for us as we enter corporately and individually into a place of rest in that which is Eternal and from which all Life and Truth arise! For more information go to

Flyer: Recreating Encounters With the Spirit

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Upcoming Retreat for FGC Traveling Ministry

Posted by admin on Sep 10, 2009 in Meeting Events, Meeting News

We are hosting a retreat for FGC Traveling Ministry at our Meetinghouse 9/25-9/26. Hospitality is needed for about 14 people, a few of whom are paired with a partner. We are also offering a pot luck supper at about 6:30 p.m. on 9/26. A sign-up sheet will be circulated next week for the potluck. If you can offer hospitality please contact Margaret N at

margaretnormile@poetworld.net

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Meeting Retreat: Small group, big success!

Posted by admin on Oct 15, 2008 in Meeting Events

Our Meeting’s residential retreat was held at the Glen Rock Inn at Montreat Conference Center last weekend. Nineteen Friends took the opportunity to examine their spiritual journeys together and deepen their relationships with one another, with the theme “Telling Our Stories”. Peter Buck and his friend Joy, who graduated from Earlham College with Lydia and Ben Hearne, led us through exercises to get in touch with our inner storytellers, and our inner dancers. We drew maps of our spiritual journeys and brought three favorite Bible stories into a modern Quaker context: the parable of the Good Samaritan, the parable of the Talents, and the story of Jesus and the woman caught in adultery. Several of us enjoyed an outdoor adventure on the Graybeard Trail on Saturday afternoon, and Joyce Rawlings-Davies led us at the end through an exercise to illustrate “where we are now in our spiritual journey”.

Both worship and fellowship were times of deep sharing, renewing our connections and forming new ones. We found out that we all have a lot of stories to tell, we practiced with tools to tell them better, and we experienced a coming together in both joy and sorrow through those stories. It was exhilirating! If you’d like to see a few photos from the retreat, just click here!

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Young Adult Friends planning retreat in Asheville

Posted by admin on Apr 12, 2008 in Other Events

Our Yearly Meeting is blessed with a very active group of Young Adult Friends. Although primarily in the college to graduate school age range, Young Adult Friends are open to seekers up to age 35. The YAF’s will have a weekend retreat at our Meetinghouse on the weekend of March 21-23, which coincides with the observation of the Easter holiday. For more information, contact Stephanie G.

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