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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Friend seeking transportation

Posted by admin on Apr 3, 2009 in Uncategorized

Bettina Wolff Donovan, longtime Swannanoa Valley Meeting Friend and former member of Asheville Friends Meeting, is looking for a ride to her Mary Hobbs Hall Reunion at Guilford College on April 17-19. Anyone planning to drive to Greensboro that weekend who could help Bettina out, please call her at 828-625-4901.

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Local Friend Publishes Memoir

Posted by admin on Oct 9, 2008 in Meeting News

Anne Morrison Welsh, a Swannanoa Valley Friend known to many of us at AFM, has published a memoir telling the story of the death of her first husband, Norman Morrison, in an act of self-immolation in protest against the Vietnam War, and her own journey to find acceptance, forgiveness, and recovery from life’s wounds. On Wednesday, 10/22, she read excerpts from her book to an eager crowd of about forty f/Friends at the Holy Ground gathering place on Orange Street. She’ll be reading again on Sunday, 10/26, at Common Light Meeting Place in Black Mountian, from 3:30-5pm. Our Meeting Library will soon have a copy available. Click here to read more about Anne’s book, or to order a copy for yourself.

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Workshop on Worship

Posted by admin on Apr 15, 2008 in Meeting Events

The Mar. 1 workshop on “Exploring Unprogrammed Quaker Worship” was a great success, with 16 Friends from Asheville, Brevard, Celo, and Swannanoa Valley participating. Evan R has been invited to bring the workshop to Celo on April 5. Contact Evan if you are interested in attending.

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