Friends General Conference

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E-Newsletter March 19 to March 26, 2017

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Sunday, March 19 - 10:15 a.m.  - Meeting for Worship (10:15 - First Day School)

                                 11:30 a.m. - Second Hour - Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business

Upcoming Committee Meetings - (Conveners are invited to submit meeting dates for the newsletter)

Saturday, April 1, 9:00 a.m - 1:00 p.m.  - Exterior Spring cleanup as well as interior cleaning (dusting bookshelves, dusting baseboards, window cleaning, etc.). For the exterior work, rakes and pruners would be useful as well as a wheel barrow. A list of tasks will be posted, but if you have specific suggestions please let Doug Jennette know in the interim.

Thursday, April 6, 7:00 p.m. - Peace and Social Concerns Committee meets at meetinghouse (First Thursdays)

Tuesday, April 11, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. - Finance Committee meets at the meetinghouse (Second Tuesdays)

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. Please bring canned foods and non-perishable f


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"