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All are invited to gather and view together a short video about the meanings of Quaker terms, produced by Quaker Speak, a project of Friends Journal. The "Quaker Glossary" video can also be viewed by clicking on the video on the right side of this page.  Discussion will follow to consider questions and topics that arise. 


Nancy Cantwell

March 23, 1930 - November 16, 2018

[Please Note: The following obituary was copied from the Northfield News, Nov. 29, 2018].

Long-time Northfielder Nancy Cantwell died on the morning of Nov. 16 in Timonium, Maryland, where she had been in an assisted living community for the past two years. Her son Jim, who lives nearby, had been with her for much of the previous evening.


Alden T. "Mac" McCutchan

April 10, 1921 - December 23, 2018

[Please Note: The following obituary is from the Northfield News, Dec. 27, 2018.]

Alden T. “Mac” McCutchan, 97, passed away peacefully December 23, 2018 at his Sogn Valley farm home with family by his side. He was born on April 10, 1921 to Blaine Ross and Josephine Layman McCutchan.


LaNelle Olsen

August 31, 1929 - March 6, 2019

[Note: The following obituary was written by the Olsen family]

LaNelle Olsen, campaigner for peace and social justice, passed away March 6, 2019, at Three Links Care Center at the age of 89.  Those who knew LaNelle admired her energy, humor and positive outlook on life.


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Six Quaker Bakers met to bake cookies to be used as part of care packages to be sent to Northfield High School graduates, now in college.  These students are all graduates of TORCH, a program that supports underserved students and students who will be first generation college students.