Friends General Conference

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E-Newsletter April 2 to April 9, 2017

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Sunday, April 9 - 10:15 a.m.  - Meeting for Worship (10:15 - First Day School)
                                 11:30 a.m. - Second Hour - "The Fool" - Discussion facilitated by Marty Hubbe
Upcoming Committee Meetings - (Conveners are invited to submit meeting dates for the newsletter)
Tuesday, April 11, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. - Finance Committee meets at the meetinghouse (Second Tuesdays)
Thursday, May 4, 7:00 p.m. - Peace and Social Concerns Committee meets at meetinghouse (First Thursdays)
Thursdays at 11:45 a.m.  - Quakers for Lunch meets every Thursday at Mitch's on Hillsborough St. All are welcome. RSVP by 11 a.m. on Thursday to [email protected].
First and Third Sundays  - Collection for Food Pantry at Wilson Temple Methodist Church. Canned foods are their greatest need.  Canned veggies, fruits and meats are always needed.  Pasta and sauces, quick cook rice or other grains and beans are also welcomed.  Gift cards from grocery stores are used by the volunteers to restock the shelves when specific items are low or allows them to take advantage of sale items.
FCNL Advocacy - Reining in Pentagon Spending
It’s immoral that, in 2017, Congress is planning to raise the Pentagon Budget by $30 billion or more while simultaneously promising to dismantle the social safety net that keep 38 million people out of poverty. Our budget is a document that communicates our priorities are as a country and it will be one of the most pressing conversations Congress will take up in 2017. Advocacy Teams will be at the center, taking every opportunity to push our members of Congress to rein in Pentagon spending. - FCNL website
Contact Vernie Davis or Jan Schmidt if you are interested in learning how to be an effective advocate for legislation in support of Quaker values.

Saturday, May 6 - Sunday, May 7 - Raleigh Friends Meeting Retreat at Avila Retreat Center, Durham, NC - Mark your calendars! More information to follow.
July 2 - July 8 - Friends General Conference Gathering at Niagara University, Niagara Falls, NY - "Ripples start where spirit moves"