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At the September 20 Meeting for Learning, Kelly shared the QuakerSpeak video "Why I Am a Quaker" and invited Memphis Friends to share around two queries: What questions did I first have when I came to Quaker meeting? How does Quaker practice support me in times of crisis?

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Five Memphis Friends joined Pride on Wheels on September 20.

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At the September business meeting, we approved a contribution towards Jackie Murray's film project in which she will trace Harriet Tubman's journey and record her one-woman show of Harriet Tubman's life. Jackie will be traveling from Cambridge, Maryland, to Wilmington, Delaware, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Auburn, New York.

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At the September business meeting we formally approved the Temporary Protocols for Meetinghouse Use agreed upon at the recent ad-hoc meeting.

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Recently Emily Yellin joined Friends for a Meeting for Learning to share stories of her mother, Carol Lynn Yellin, who co-authored the book The Perfect 36, telling of Tennessee's role in the ratification of the 19th Amendment. Emily's mother and father were among those who attended the first meeting of Memphis Friends Meeting and who signed the charter that now hangs over the piano in the meeting room. 

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In First Day School on July 26, six people of all ages identified their favorite animals, played animal charades, and viewed a video of a 10-year-old interviewing John Lewis. Susan shared a story of how Lewis cared for and preached to his 60 chickens. Eldred was excited to show off his new chickens on the zoom screen. Then everyone shifted to a funny game called ‘Drawing on Your Head’ and watched a meditative video of butterflies at the Houston Butterfly Center with a suggestion to think of a place that is peaceful, beautiful or happy.

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